July 31, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s Greek Life demonstrates its commitment to making a difference in the community, raising $180,000 from philanthropy events during the 2017-2018 academic year.
The 22 Fraternities and Sororities on NKU’s campus collectively raised funds to support philanthropic organizations like the USO, Women’s Crisis Center, St. Elizabeth Breast Health Center, Chicks for Chucks and St. Baldrick’s.
Fraternity and sorority members also volunteer during coordinated university events, like Service on Saturday. This past academic year, Greek students logged over 30,000 hours of community service.
“The value of a service hour is $19.68, which means our students donated around $590,000 in economic impact through service,” said Kim Vance, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. “To give their time and help others shows the character and commitment our students have to bettering the community by putting others before themselves. Philanthropy is one reason students choose to join Greek organizations.”
NKU’s Greek Life focuses on four points of emphasis, including campus and community service. The other areas of emphasis are leadership development, academic achievement and a healthy lifestyle. For more information on NKU’s Greek Life, visit: nku.edu/greeklife.
About NKU Greek Life: The Northern Kentucky University Fraternity and Sorority Community will work in partnership with the University to inspire and develop life-long learners who are committed to membership in a values-based organization by demonstrating excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, and collegiality while promoting a respectful environment that is inclusive and ethical.
About NKU: Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.