?As Men and Women for and with others, Greek Life recognizes the significance of giving of themselves for the betterment of all. Rooted in the Jesuit tradition, members are called to embrace and educate others of the injustices present in our world today. Beyond this, it is everyone?s responsibility to be agents for change, and this pledge is evident in the philanthropic endeavors, service and learning, and support of all individuals within the community and beyond.?
-from the Creighton Greek Community Mission Statement
During the 2009-2010 academic year, our community gave over 21,000 hours of time to direct service and raised over $100,000 dollars for not-for-profit organizations.
In the Omaha community, fraternities and sororities work to educate young people through tutoring and mentoring programs, perform civic service by cleaning up parks and neighborhoods, and aid populations in need through meal preparation and distribution, service to the elderly and homeless, and volunteer efforts and local clinics and hospitals.
Nationally, our Greek community utilizes and organizes the fall and spring breaks to go on service trips. Also, they partner with national philanthropic organizations to raise money and awareness for countless issues, including literacy, research on cancer and other diseases, homelessness, youth development and education, and support for those suffering with mental illness. Beyond work within their chapters, our community as a whole has partnered with St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, and since 2007, has raised over $160,000 in the fight to cure childhood cancer.
So think Greek. While helping you become the person you want to be, you?ll be helping others do the same.