Reflecting On Last Semester’s Community Service
Fall 2009 has been one of Alpha Kappa Psi’s most successful semesters in fulfilling our core value of service. The community service committee has organized an amazing amount of events and service activities under the direction of our Brother, Janine Bautista. Member of Alpha Kappa Psi have displayed compassion and enthusiasm for improving the University and community. Overall, we have participated in over two hundred hours of community service and helped Binghamton University Greek Life raise $18,400 in the Fall 2009 semester alone.
A large part of our community service efforts have been dedicated to Blessed Hope Church, a local congregation that accommodates underprivileged families around the area. We visited weekly, served food, and organized activities for the children to participate in after their Saturday service. At the end of the semester, one of our Brothers dressed up as Santa and distributed toys, including sports balls and board games, to the children. Nearly half of our community service activities were dedicated to the volunteer work at Blessed Hope.
Additionally, we are avid participators in events around campus. We contributed to the SA’s on-campus Haunted House, where our Brothers helped set up and act; The Chow Walk to fight hunger; and the Breast Cancer Walk. For the holidays, AKPsi also held a book and clothing drive for Africa, where we collected more than 500 books and 10 bags full of clothes, shoes, and toys.
In the upcoming spring semester, we are again going to participate in Relay for Life, as well as work with Greek Life to organize Dance Your Heart Out, a campus-wide dance marathon to benefit relief in Haiti.
The Brothers of the Omega Zeta Chapter have dedicated much of their time and effort to service. With each rewarding event, AKPsi has helped to raise awareness for important issues. We have even higher service expectations for the upcoming Spring semester and hope to continue upholding the values of principled business leaders.