Each of the 13 Panhellenic sororities works tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for both local and national philanthropies. The chapters within the Panhellenic Council partner with others members of the Virginia Tech community to help serve the surrounding Blacksburg community and beyond, in the spirit of Ut Prosim. All chapters participate in the events of other chapters to support their causes. Many sorority women also participate in campus service events like Relay for Life & The Big Event while also holding leadership positions in them.
The following are some of the service and philanthropic opportunities that members of the Panhellenic Council specifically take part in.
- Greeks Giving Back
- Greeks Giving Back is a large-scale community service event in which affiliated students are dispersed to serve citizens and neighborhoods within the Blacksburg and Christiansburg communities. Projects that students take part in range from helping individual homeowners, to local businesses, to graffiti remediation, to cleaning streets. Greeks Giving Back is an event that members of all four councils within Fraternity and Sorority Life are involved. The service event is a wonderful way for affiliated students to unite and serve those in need in the surrounding community.
- Oak Lane Trick-or-Treat
- Oak Lane Trick or Treat is a community service event where families from the surrounding communities can bring their children for a safe fall-themed, trick-or-treat experience. Oak Lane Trick-or-Treat is held in the on-campus fraternity and sorority housing community on Virginia Tech’s campus. There are different fall-themed activities to do at each house for children and their families. This is a fun event that continues to sustain a relationship between members of our community and the residents of the area.
- Circle of Sisterhood
- Circle of Sisterhood is a national philanthropy started by a sorority woman who wanted to be able to give women in underdeveloped areas around the world a viable chance of receiving an education. The Panhellenic Council at Virginia Tech has adopted the Circle of Sisterhood as their philanthropy. The Panhellenic Council hosts many events and fundraising opportunities throughout the year that promote the Circle of Sisterhood and raise funds for its efforts. For more information on this foundation and information on how to donate to this cause, visit http://www.circleofsisterhood.org/.