Greeks in Service Locally

Washington and Lee students Jeremy Miller and Susan Ma, both first-years, work at Boxerwood Gardens for a Panhellenic/IFC service day

Washington and Lee students Jeremy Miller and Susan Ma, both first-years, work at Boxerwood Gardens for a Panhellenic/IFC service day

Although all of Washington and Lee's fraternities and sororities participate in service projects during the year through their respective national organizations, members of the Greek organization banded together recently to bring their service activities closer to home.

More than 100 new members of W&L's Greek organizations participated in the first of what the student organizers hope will be an annual coed day of service in the Lexington and Rockbridge County community on Saturday, March 30. The event was sponsored by the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council (IFC).

According to Anne Stafford, a W&L junior from Johnson City, Tenn., and president of the Panhellenic Council, the goal was to share the students' "philanthropic spirit with the local community."

"We divided them into small groups and sent them to work at various locations in the community," she said. "They seemed to have a lot of fun working with their friends while serving the community. Harper Coulson (IFC president) and I were very pleased with the turn out, and we hope to make this an annual event."

In addition to Boxerwood, the students worked with Campus Kitchen, the Mayflower assisted living facility, the Rockbridge Area Relief Association, and Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, among others.

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