by Laura Jane Hudson
This semester, 5 social greek organizations have stepped up to devote hours to a good cause. K Phis, Dom-I-Nechers, Lambs, ABXers, and the Dopes have all devoted a lot of time to help build the House of Hope. Kappa Phi Alpha devoted 52 hours; Dom I Necher, 50 hours; Beta Lambda Zeta, 50 hours; Alpha Beta Chi, 50 hours; and Delta Omicron Pi, 15 hours.
Greek Advisor Todd Clark says he is "impressed with the greek chapters involvement with House of Hope and Cardboard City." He says he believes service is a core value to greek life at Emory & Henry. When asked if community service should be required, Clark expressed that requiring service would be the easiest way to ensure a minimum amount of service but would not be a successful way to have greeks going above and beyond.
Clark has always shown pride in the social greek organizations and a wants to establish strong relationships with them. "My initial suggestion would be to better understand what service is actually happening with greeks and try to put recognition and other systems in place to allow the chapters to inspire groups to take ownership and get invested in service projects. That may take more work than setting a requirement, but it falls more in line with my value of working together with students, believing in students talents, and avoiding top-down decisions," Clark said.