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UCM’s Greek Week Celebration Generates Funds, Service for Community

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (April 27, 2015) – As the University of Central Missouri participated in the university’s annual Greek Week celebration during the last week of April, hundreds of students from UCM fraternities and sororities came together to raise more than $4,000 in funds for area charities and provide community service to a variety of community organizations.

According to Shari Bax, vice provost for student experience and engagement at UCM, the week of events is the culmination of the academic year for the organizations. Students collected more than 13,000 items that filled the needs of five community organizations, including:

Through fundraising efforts conducted throughout the week, the UCM Greek organizations generated $1,100 in funding for four organizations;

In addition, fraternity and sorority members worked in groups to provide more than two hours of community services to

“UCM’s Greek organizations have joined the rest of the UCM student body in continuing a tradition of giving back to the campus and the community,” Bax said. “It’s through these experiences that our students learn the true value of community service and bring their personal experiences into the classroom to enrich the overall value of their UCM degrees.”