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Student organizations take active role in hurricane-relief campaign

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 13, 2005) -- Members of student organizations are taking an active role in Ohio University's effort to help the American Red Cross assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. Students are conducting a focused fund-raising drive, which began Sept. 12 and continues through Sept. 23.

Student Senate President Brian Footer is leading the effort with support from the Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of Students. Students are maintaining collection points throughout campus to collect donations for the Red Cross.

Groups providing leadership to the university-wide campaign include Student Senate, Faculty Senate, Classified Senate, Administrative Senate and AFSCME.

"Students have joined other members of the university community in assisting those affected by the hurricane. Learning about the importance of service to others is an important component of the Ohio University experience, and this effort certainly exhibits that spirit," Dean of Students Terry Hogan said.

Participating student organizations are:

  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Circle K
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Order of Omega
  • Mortar Board
  • National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association
  • Ohio University Recruiting Society (OURS)
  • OU Red Cross Association
  • OU Environs
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Senior Class Council
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Student Alumni Board
  • Student Senate
  • Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS)
  • The Residents' Action Council (tRAC)
  • Unified Sisters
  • University Program Council (UPC)
  • Women's Panhellenic Association

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Media Contact: Dean of Students Terry Hogan, (740) 593-4022, or Media Specialist Jack Jeffery, (740) 597-1793 or jefferyj@ohio.edu

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