The professional co-ed business fraternity was recently recognized for its community service efforts at the Leo M. Lambert Awards, hosted by the Student Government Association.
On March 27, Elon’s Mu Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) received the Rev. Richard McBride Campus and Greater Community Involvement Award at the Leo M. Lambert Awards. Hosted by the Student Government Association, this award ceremony honors outstanding student organizations and leaders in the Elon community.
Every year, the new member class of AKPsi volunteers as a large group. This year, the class volunteered at Kopper Top Life Learning Center and the Positive Attitude Youth Center. Additionally, each member completed a minimum amount of five hours of service each semester, across various organizations and projects.
In addition to the regular service activities AKPsi participates in, the business fraternity hosted its first annual Trent Stetler 5k this semester to raise money for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The event brought more than 160 Elon students, faculty and community members together, provided resources to those individuals about mental health, and raised awareness around the community for suicide prevention.
“It is such a humbling honor to have received this award,” said AKPsi president Meghan Lucas. “With events such as The Trent Stetler 5K, we want to continue to contribute and positively impact the welfare of the Elon community the best that we possibly can.”