UTM Greek service night helps fight community hunger

UTM hosted Greek service night in the field house connected to the Elam Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The basketball court inside of the field house was covered in a tarp with numerous food prep stations forming lines all the way down. The food being packaged by each fraternity and sorority was mac and cheese. The first Greek organizations there were Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Delta Pi, and Chi Omega, among others. The sororities were in charge of prepping the mac and cheese, bagging it and then putting it in boxes. The fraternities, for the most part, ran boxes back to the end table.

AOII sister Taylor Crouch, a sophomore marketing major from Piperton, said, “I can’t put into words the feeling it gives me to know that I’m helping others that aren’t as fortunate. I’m just thankful for UTM and Greek Life for giving me the opportunity to participate in these kind of activities that give everyone a chance to reflect on just how blessed we are!”

Afterwards, the second shift Greek organizations such as Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Gamma Rho, came in right after the first shift organizations left.

Trent Joyner, a junior Accounting major from Atoka and Pike brother said, “When all the Greeks come together, we can accomplish so much to help others!”

The Greek service night is just one event that headlines UTM’s annual Greek Week. Other activities during the week include Line Dance on Thursday and Step Show on Friday. Greek organizations, often known for their philanthropy, help out with charitable causes outside of Greek Week as well. For more information about individual fraternities and sororities, OrgSync contains information for nearly every single Greek organization on the campus of UTM.

Each Greek organization has a website which contains more information on the program and their philanthropy.

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