Omega Members Participate in “Bring it Back to Normal”


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


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

Undergrads Complete Campus-Wide Student Health Assessment

Alpha Gamma

Instructor Julie Merten with senior Adrienne Williams
Instructor Julie Merten with senior Adrienne Williams

Instructor Julie Merten with senior Adrienne Williams

The majority of UNF students report that they rarely or never text while driving, don’t smoke, have never used marijuana, rarely or never binge-drink, are eating their fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise. Our students are the picture of health. At least that’s what some of the preliminary results from a recent campus-wide student-health survey seem to indicate. 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


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.

Rake & Run/Smoking Ban Canvassing


Nine members, four other individuals and the faculty sponsor went into neighborhoods next to the university and raked elderly people’s lawns. If the homeowner was available they were told a little about Eta Sigma Gamma and the chapter’s goals. In addition to raking people’s lawns members also tried to gain support for the statewide smoking ban (the election was three days later). The American Cancer Society asked for support and assistance in getting the word out. Chapter members talked to homeowners and passed out flyers giving information about the two smoking bans on the ballot. The event and interviews were covered by both Channel 11 (CBS) and Channel 13 (ABC) news stations.

Community Assistance

Alpha Pi

Thirty-two Gammans took part in a campus wide day of service. Gammans were split into four groups who assisted four different families in the community with home improvement tasks.

Homeless Shelter Volunteer Work

Delta Psi

Chapter members volunteered at Hope Haven Homeless Shelter in DeKalb, IL. Every Wednesday, October through December, members served food at the soup kitchen, helped clean the shelter, and played educational games with the children who resided at the shelter.