means that we want to make a difference on our campuses and in our
communities. We know that giving back to
others unselfishly makes the world a better place and makes us better
people. Serving and giving helps to
At Rho Gamma, we dedicate many hours of our time to various volunteer activities on and off campus. Our sisters participate and give back in all kinds of ways! Big Brothers Big Sisters, Best Buddies, Alpha Omega Women's Center, GOAL programs, and the Humane Society, just to name a few! The chapter is heavily involved in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Our Relay for Life Team, Team Hemming, was named after a sister of ours who passed away from cancer and every year we raise money for Relay for Life in sister Hemming's honor and memory.
Of course, at Rho Gamma we host our own philanthropy events benefiting Make-A-Wish. Every spring we invite students and faculty to our home for a very popular pancake breakfast and organize a volleyball tournament in the fall. All of our funds are contributed to a larger pool which will help grant a child's wish! In the 2013-2014 academic year, our efforts raised nearly $2,000 and we were able to the grant the wish of Bridget, who went on a Disney Cruise.
From L to R, sisters Gabby and Jillien cooking up some pancakes for our pancake breakfast!
Additionly, we host a blood drive every semester on campus which involves the entire campus and is held in the Student Union for an entire day. Every year we set a pint goal and do everything we can to meet and exceed this. These are always very successful and give the student body a chance to give back to the community and the Red Cross.