Delta Tau Delta fraternity initiated “Volunteer-a-thon” March 26, a campus-wide competition to encourage and promote community service at Lawrence. The competition will end along with the conclusion of Greek Week in order to include the volunteer-based Greek Week activities such as Shack-a-thon.
The winner of the competition will be the group that has recorded the highest volunteer hour count. Any group of Lawrence students is welcome to participate, and registration is still open. Interested groups may contact the Volunteer Center for a registration packet.
“Since most of the Delts are athletes, we really get motivated when there’s competition, and we figured a good amount of campus is the same way,” said Delta Tau Delta President Eric Follett. “There has been a great response from the campus so far.”
The fraternity is working with the Volunteer and Communit Service Center to connect Lawrence students with community service opportunities in the Appleton area. “We are hoping to instill a greater sense of community not just at Lawrence, but the Fox Cities community as well,” said Follett. “Hopefully, the increased community service movement will continue into the future.”
“The fraternity is doing this program to challenge ourselves to volunteer more as well as challenge others at the same time,” added Follett.
Delta Tau Delta, which has recently been one of the smaller fraternities on campus, is increasing in numbers and is applying to receive a house for the next academic year. “We have the numbers to get the house back with a few extra members,” said Follett. “Things are definitely looking positive for housing.”
Aside from coordinating the Volunteer-a-thon, the fraternity will be waiting for the housing decision, which will be made by May 2.