|PROGRAMS AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
Around Halloween the Athens Dairy Barn hosts Festafall where crafts such as pumpkin carving, face painting, tie-dye and music take place. Sisters volunteered helping direct traffic and face painting for the kids.
The Grad School Experience
To further educate students concerning admission to graduate schools. Advice and tips were given to Dr. Valerie Mendoza, Assistant Director of McNair Scholars Program, and several grad students of Ohio University.
We invited Bobby Gonzalez, Native American/Latino lecturer, storyteller, and poet to speak of the Native American Heritage of Latinos. This event was cosponsored with the Native Peoples Awareness Coalition.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
In celebrating the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, this event was a collaboration with Alpha Psi Lambda and Latino Student Union. A live Mexican band with Mexican food catered by Casa Lopez brought this event to life while students danced, sang, and hit the piñata!
Warm Beverages of the World
Sisters gave away free various warm beverages to people on a cold winter day while promoting awareness to each culture in which the beverage was originated. People chose from coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, and chai tea along with the few interesting facts o
n each cup. This was a free event and open to the public.
Cardboard City is an event to raise awareness and funds and to educate the community about the reality of sub-standard housing throug
hout Athens Community. It is held by Habitat for Humanity in Athens County and is held every year. To educate us, we slept in a cardboard box overnight; a small glimpse into homelessness.
PAST SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
The Zeta Gamma chapter holds many programs throughout the year that promotes our five priciples: Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, and Social Interaction. Each program welcomes all students, faculty, and the Athens community to come!
Here are some of the programs we have done in the past:
This is our annual ball hosted with our cousin fraternity Phi Beta Sigma National Fraternity INC. and is the classiest event of the winter quarter with a jazz band, dinner and date auction.
We collaborated with Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Latino Student Union and Women Studies to bring motivational speaker Louis E. Perego Moreno aka Tio Louie to Ohio University. Tio Louie screened Latina Confessions, a confessional documentary addressing stereotypes of Latina and multicultural women.
The soup-kitchen at the UCM every Thursday is a place where everyone is joyous, friendly, and welcomed. Sisters helped prepare and serve dinner to anyone who stopped by for a free plate of homemade food!
In contributing to our philanthropy, Breast Cancer, we collected donations from the public as we promoted the awareness by handing out pink ribbons, stickers, door signs, and brochures that informed people of Breast Cancer. All donations were given to the Susan G. Komen foundation, Columbus, OH branch.
In honor of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, sisters visited elementary schools in collaboration with Kids on Campus, and celebrated this Halloween-style event by making masks, singing in Spanish, and taking part in their very own Mexican parade.
This program educated the Athens Community about hazing and how it is incorporated everywhere. All students from every organization to heard our keynote speaker, Sam Centellas who is a member of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity Inc, as he spoke of the stories and reasons why hazing is wrong.