The University of Alabama Collaborating with the Community to Promote Culture and Awareness

Delta Xi

The University of Alabama’s Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, Delta Xi, has teamed up with the Holt Community Partnership, a non-profit that is dedicated to advancing the Holt Community. Since 2010, the Holt Community Partnership has assembled a festival that focuses on Holt’s unique culture. This festival draws from local talent to national headliners for music, food, and activities for all ages. It provides Holt an outlet in which to display the creativity, resiliency and service of Holt community members.

In April 2011, a devastating EF4 tornado carved a path through the Tuscaloosa community, producing the most damage in Holt. Since Holt is the most economically depressed community in Tuscaloosa, it has not since had the resources or attention that other areas in Tuscaloosa have, and this community is still reeling and trying to rebuild. The advisor of Delta Xi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma learned about Holt’s story and about the Holt Community Festival, which needed another partner for 2013. Since November 2012, Delta Xi members have been regularly attending Holt Community Partnership executive board meetings in order to produce strong bonds and understand the needs of the community.

On April 13th, 2013, the fourth annual Holt Community Festival will take place. Delta Xi will be in charge of four activity stations for elementary aged children. There will be two nutrition stations and two physical activity stations. Several members of Delta Xi have been hard at work preparing for the Holt Community Festival, and are hoping for an excellent turn out. More importantly, this is an opportunity for Delta Xi to forge a long-term partnership with a community partner that is actively working to improve their community.

Pi Chapter Gets Colorful

Pi

colorcraze

On Saturday, March 23 Illinois University, home of Eta Sigma Gamma’s Pi Chapter to be part of the Color Craze 5k. This was the inaugural year of the 5k which supported Special Olympics Western Illinois Area 4. The objective of the event, which took several months to plan, was to not only raise funds, but also to get people active and show them that exercise can be enjoyable. Read More

Bring it Back to Normal

Omega

raking

raking

ESG-Omega Chapter, along with many other Illinois State University organizations and students, volunteered for the “Bring it Back to Normal” event. The event asks students to help local businesses and houses near campus by raking leaves, cleaning windows, picking up sticks, or any other chore they might need help with. This is just a small way we college students say “Thank you” to our campus neighbors.

Serving Habitat for Humanity

Omega

Painting doors with Habitat for Humanity

Painting doors with Habitat for HumanityOmega members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. This was such a great experience for everyone involved. We helped paint closet doors and walls for a very deserving family in the Bloomington-Normal community. We ended up having paint on our hands, our clothes, and in our hair—but it was so worth it!

Omega Members Participate in “Bring it Back to Normal”

Omega

raking leaves
raking leaves

Raking leaves for “Bring it Back to Normal”

ESG-Omega Chapter, along with many other Illinois State University organizations and students, volunteered for the “Bring it Back to Normal” event. The event asks students to help local businesses and houses near campus by raking leaves, cleaning windows, picking up sticks, or any other chore they might need help with. This is just a small way we college students say “Thank you” to our campus neighbors.

Move Your Body

Alpha Alpha

Flash mob grooves to “Move Your Body.”
photo of flash mob

Flash mob grooves to “Move Your Body.”

To kick off the start of the 2011-2012 school year, chapter members did a flash mob workout in coordination with the student recreation center and several groups during the College of Education and Human Services welcome back picnic. The buzz from the first flash mob workout, piggy-backing on First lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move campaign to get kids active, caught the interest of the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale; several ESG members facilitated flash mob workouts practice sessions at the Club for several weeks culminating with a community-wide flash mob workout with the kids at the Murdale shopping plaza in late October.

Out For Blood Duathlon and 5k: Health and Awareness in the Community

Eta

5k participants
5k participants

5k participants

The Out for Blood Duathlon and 5k has been an annual event for three years. The goals behind this race are to provide the community of Mount Pleasant, MI with a unique event to strive to be physically fit for, to encourage healthy behaviors and safety when being physically fit, and to bring all aspects of Mount Pleasant (campus populations, the community, and local businesses) together. The race is also a fundraiser for the Central Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross. Read More

Champions Helping Champions

Alpha Lambda

Alpha Lambda Members Present Check
Alpha Lambda Members Present Check

Alpha Lambda members present check to Dr. Usdan

Eta Sigma Gamma Members from the Alpha Lambda Chapter spearheaded a campaign in an effort to aid The University of Alabama (UA) community in the wake of the devastating tornadoes of April 27, 2011. The EF-5 tornado that struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27 was the strongest ever to hit the area. Read More

WMU Alcohol Risk Reduction Program

Gamma Mu

During the past 2 academic years, the Gamma Mu chapter was funded by Prevention Network of Lansing, Michigan for the Western Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (WASAP) Project.  During the first year of this project, the advisory board brought together major community-university stakeholders to form a coalition against alcohol abuse at WMU.  This project has since evolved into a campus-wide initiative called the WMU Alcohol Risk Reduction Program.  In April 2009, WASAP was selected for a “model project” award from among projects funded by Prevention Network in Michigan over the past few years.

Pink Donut Campaign

Epsilon

This was a health promotional event held around Valentine’s Day to distribute information about HPV and cervical cancer detection and prevention. The pink donut theme was used because HPV infects the cervix, which has been visually described as a pink donut. ESG members handed out informational materials, donuts, valentine’s cards, etc. to students on campus.