LA Tech students give back through service

MAY 10, 2024

The annual Greek Week series of events at Louisiana Tech University resulted in over $30,000 raised by students to go towards various charitable causes, accomplished as a direct result of the spirited competition the week’s games are known for.

The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council raised around $12,500 and $14,000 respectively from the “money wars” alone, a gamified version of fundraising that encourages Greek Life students to rally behind their letters with donations to see who can collect the most. Song Fest, a Greek Week staple, brought together fraternities, sororities, and their friends in the Thomas Assembly Center and added another $5,000 to the amount through ticket sales, $3,800 of which were sold in advance.

Raising such a significant amount of money was rightfully celebrated by the Greek Life students involved, but they know it is only half of the process and that giving back to the community is the ultimate goal.

MedCamps of Louisiana, an organization with a strong partnership with the University, was chosen by the Interfraternity Council as the main recipient of their fundraising dollars.

“Supporting our local area is one of our focuses every year,” said Interfraternity Council President Holden Mittendorf. “We outraised our dollar amount from 2023 by $2,000, and it’s amazing to see the impact that can be made by all of our organizations working together.”