While some may only think of fraternity and sorority life as having fun, for Greeks at Virginia Tech, it's much more than that.
The fifth annual Greeks Giving Back event will be held on Sept. 28, and serves as a precursor to Homecoming Week. During the event, fraternity and sorority members will spread Hokie Spirit by performing service projects throughout Blacksburg and surrounding communities.
With the number of volunteers and the number of jobs increasing, the tasks range from yard work, remediating graffiti, helping local schools, and other needs in the community.
The Greeks Giving Back community service event developed by students and for students had more than 900 participants last fall. While individual chapters raise money every year for their own designated philanthropic organizations, Greeks Giving Back provides a way for all fraternity and sorority members to come together fulfill Virginia Tech's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
Greeks Giving Back helps unite Fraternity and Sorority Life members with the Town of Blacksburg. The event is just one example of how Fraternity and Sorority Life helps students become more involved at Virginia Tech and carry out the core value of Greek organizations: service.