Elon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life community gives back
The Fraternity and Sorority Life community participated in various philanthropic work during March and April including the annual Food Drive and Greek Dance.
March and April were particularly busy ones for the Fraternity and Sorority Life community on Elon’s Campus. This year's annual Greek Dance on April 4 raised thousands of dollars in just one evening, following the annual Food Drive on March 28 that produced hundreds of pounds of donations, exceeded expectations and broke records.
On Tuesday, March 28, Campus Kitchen aided in the collection and distribution of 3,924 pounds of food donations from each of Elon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life Councils, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association and National Pan-Hellenic Council during Greek Life’s Annual Food drive to benefit Allied Churches of Alamance Country. This year marked the largest collective donation on record.
Elon University alumna Felicia Cenca serves at the school’s Campus Kitchen coordinator and coordinator for Violence Response. When asked about the success of the drive this year, she proudly stated that “the growing success of the food drive is a mark that this is becoming a signature event in the FSL community. From talking with students, it seems like they have created systems within their organizations to pool resources to get as much food as possible. ... As the truck began to pile up with food, it started to click for students that their donations have much more of an impact when we focus on a common goal. It is even more important that this goal aligns with our community’s needs,” said Cenca.
On April 4 members of the Elon community came out to see organizations perform in the annual Greek Dance. Organizations spend countless hours out of the year choreographing and practicing to raise money for causes close to their hearts. In one night, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community raised more than $16,000 for Elonthon and Relay for Life.
Placing teams were given donations to their philanthropy depending on their rankings. First place, second place and third place were given $1,000, $500, and $250 respectively toward their philanthropies. Student organization Elon News Network has made videos of all dances available on YouTube.
If you are interested in learning about more ways to get involved in local hunger relief efforts, stop by the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. If you want to learn more about Fraternity and Sorority Life at Elon, head to their office in Moseley 226, or check them out on Elon’s website.