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Service to the Community


Service to the Community: Individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern through a balance of charitable fundraising, hands-on service, and responsible citizenship to benefit the University and surrounding or global community
Members of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity posing together at the Be the Change day of service event

Hands-on Community Service

In 2010, the fraternity and sorority community completed over 22,140 hours of hands-on service to the community, averaging over 21 hours per member. In 2011, the fraternity & sorority community completed over 26,719 hours of hands-on service to the community, averaging over 22 hours per member.

2011 Top Volunteers

(based on per member service)

1.   Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity (IFC) – 61 hours/member
2.   Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity (MGC) – 54 hours/member
3.   Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (IFC) – 43 hours/member
4.   Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – 43 hours/member
5.   Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (IFC) – 38 hours/member
6.   Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority (MGC) – 33 hours/member
7.   Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity (MGC) – 33 hours/member
8.   Delta Zeta Sorority (PHC) – 30 hours/member
9.   Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – 29 hours/member
10. Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority (PHC) – 29 hours/member

2010 Top Volunteers

(based on per member service)

1.   Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority (MGC) – 133 hours/member
2.   Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (IFC) – 65 hours/member
3.   Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity (IFC) – 58 hours/member
4.   Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity (IFC) – 42 hours/member
5.   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (MGC) – 37 hours/member
6.   Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity (MGC) – 36.5 hours/member
7.   Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (MGC) – 31 hours/member
8.   Alpha Pi Lambda Fraternity (IFC) – 30 hours/member
9.   Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (IFC) – 28.5 hours/member
10. Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – 27 hours/member

2011 Community Service Hours 
2010 Community Service Hours 
2009 Community Service Hours 
2008 Community Service Hours 

Organizations Supported

Below is just a small sampling of organizations assisted by the fraternity and sorority community in 2010:
American Red Cross, ASE Leadership Academy, Blessed Sarnelli Community, Boy Scouts of America, , Career Wardrobe, Chamounix Stables, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park, Field of Dreams Complex, Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jewish Federation of Philadelphia, Kearsely Retirement Home, Life Beyond Abuse Shelter, LIFT West Philadelphia, Lombard Presbyterian Soup Kitchen, MANNA, Mercy Douglas House, Old Pine Community Service Center, Penn Children’s Center, Philabundance Food Bank, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Philadelphia PAWS, Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia Zoo, Powelton Village Community Association, Ronald McDonald House, Samuel Powel Elementary, Salvation Army, St. Christopher's Hospital, Trevor's Place, University City Green, UCHC Soup Kitchen, Urban Nutrition Initiative, Wissahickon Restoration, and the YMCA.

Alternative Spring Break

In 2011, the following fraternities hosted Alternative Spring Break trips: Alpha Chi Rho and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Additionally, over 25 fraternity and sorority members participated in the nine trips and three trips had Greeks serving as trip organizers.

Philanthropic Donations

In 2010, the fraternity and sorority community donated over $211,000 to various charitable causes, averaging over $224 per member.
In 2011, the fraternity and sorority community donated over $163,000 to various charitable causes, averaging over $146 per member.

2011 Top Donors

(based on per member donations)
1.   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (MGC) – $656/member
2.   Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – $591/member  
3.   Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (IFC) – $453/member
4.   Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority (MGC) - $261/member
5.   Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity (MGC) – $219/member
6.   Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity (MGC) – $155/member
7.   Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (IFC) - $154/member
8.   Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity (IFC) - $148/member
9.   Phi Mu Sorority (PHC) – $109/member
10. Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity (IFC) – $103/member

2010Top Donors

(based on per member donations)
1.   Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (IFC) – $757/member
2.   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (MGC) – $556/member
3.   Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (IFC) – $431/member
4.   Delta Zeta Sorority (PHC) – $411/member
5.   Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity (IFC) – $339/member
6.   Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity (IFC) – $281/member
7.   Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (MGC) – $274/member
8.   Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity (MGC) – $264/member
9.   Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority (PHC) – $217/member
10. Iota Nu Delta Fraternity (MGC) – $165/member

2011 Philanthropic Donations 
2010 Philanthropic Donations
2009 Philanthropic Donations
2008 Philanthropic Donations

All-Greek Philanthropic Causes

  • Nick Pipino Scholarship Foundation (Drexel)
  • Ian Alexander/John Williamson Scholarship Foundation (Drexel)
  • Constantine Papadakis Fund(Drexel)
  • Phil-a-bundance
  • American Red Cross

National Philanthropic Causes

  • Alpha Chi Rho  – Feed the Children, Autism Society of America, Children's Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi - Sharsheret, Save A Child's Heart, Keshet, Elem, Leket Israel, Friends of the IDF, and JNF
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha  – various
  • Alpha Phi Alpha  – March of Dimes and Big Brothers and Sisters
  • Alpha Pi Lambda (local) – Fraternal Order of Police
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha – Special Olympics and S. June Smith Center
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma – The ‘I Have a Dream’ Foundation
  • Delta Epsilon Psi – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and National Marrow Donor Program
  • Delta Phi Epsilon  – Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Delta Phi Omega – Children’s Education & Literacy - ASHA for Education,  PRATHAM, and CARE
  • Delta Sigma Phi – American Red Cross
  • Delta Sigma Theta  – Economic Educational Advancement Through Technology  
  • Delta Zeta – Speech & Hearing Impairment - Painted Turtle Camp and Starkey Hearing Foundation)
  • Iota Nu Delta – South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR)
  • Lambda Chi Alpha – North American Food Drive
  • Kappa Alpha Psi – St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  • Kappa Phi Gamma – Cancer Awareness
  • Phi Kappa Psi – Boys & Girls Club of America
  • Phi Sigma Sigma – National Kidney Foundation
  • Pi Kappa Alpha  –  
  • Pi Kappa Phi – PUSH America
  • Sigma Alpha Mu - Alzheimer's Association
  • Sigma Beta Rho – Youth Education and Development  - SOS Children’s Village and Children International
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon   – YouthAIDS
  • Sigma Psi Zeta - Combat Violence Against Women
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma – Sigma Serves Children - Robbie Page Memorial
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Alzheimer's Association
  • Theta Chi  –