Thursday, May 17, 2007

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Northwestern Greeks Get Active with Unique Philanthropy Events

Greeks at Northwestern University in Chicago have planned several unique philanthropy events for the month of May. Last weekend, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega and the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi sponsored a treasure hunt beach party to benefit a shelter for battered women. "It was a little cold so we wound up ending a little early. ... But everyone seemed to enjoy it," one of the students who attended told Northwestern's student newspaper. The Beach Party had a performance by a band and free smoothies and raised about $1,700.

Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the brothers of Chi Psi got wicked down for field games last weekend, raising about $1,000 for Court Appointed Speech Advocates with about 200 participants.

The brothers of Zeta Beta Tau are set to hold their annual Fence-In competition this weekend, where they put up a fence around their house's yard for a party. All cover charges gathered by fraternity brothers will benefit leukemia research.