Community Service Events
Both the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Congress support and encourage chapters to hold philanthropic events and participate in community service projects. For the 2011-2012 academic year, the chapters completed 13,930 hours of service, raised $31,019.63 in donations, and collected 5,424 pounds of food. In total, Greeks volunteered at 86 different charities. To learn more, please view our 1,000,000 Minutes of Service and Philanthropy Guidelines.
Annually, the Greek community challenges itself to perform a total of 1,000,000 Minutes of service. Goals for hours are divided proportionally by chapter size and are met in a variety of ways, through large campus philanthropy events to weekly volunteer projects with community organizations. For more details, please view our service and philanthropy guidelines and opportunities that are currently available.
Day in the Life
One day in April, the Rotsky Foundation for Mentors works with Greek Life to partner middle and high school students with college students that share similar interests for a glimpse of life after high school. Guest students get an idea of what it's like to attend college, from going to classes and meetings, to eating lunch with friends, as they shadow their host for a day.
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. BBBS serves more than 200,000 children, ages 5 through 18, in 5,000 communities across all 50 states. Case Greek Life began a partnership with BBBS in 2003 and has recently expanded the program to two nights a week.
This Saturday event, traditionally held at the Spot, brings together students and community organizations in a carnival atmosphere to complete a variety of hands-on projects for the community.
Can Castle is an annual event held during Greek Week. Chapters are challenged to collect food for the Cleveland Food Bank. On the day of the event, chapters build structures from their cans and other donations, which are judged on originality, design, and creativity.