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Community Service Award for Greek Life

Community Service Award for Greek Life
The Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Community Service Award for Greek Life was created in 2006 by the Rensselaer Alumni Association Board of Trustees and was designed to recognize a fraternity or sorority who is involved with community service and philanthropic activities. The prize for this award is a plaque for the winning organization and a cash donation in the name of the winner to a charity of their choice.

Community Service Award for Greek Life Recipients
2007 Pi Kappa Alpha
2008 Pi Kappa Alpha (Feb. 2008)
2008 Lambda Chi Alpha (Oct. 2008)

2008 RAA Community Service Award Winners

2008 Community Service Award for Greek Life Recipient
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

In a tribute for an outstanding commitment to community service, the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) recognized Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity with its Community Service Award for Greek Life at center ice during the first intermission of the Rensselaer vs. UMASS hockey game on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 during Greek Night.

Members of Lambda Chi Alpha have spent over 3,500 hours in community service and in philanthropic activities over the past year. Their activities included:

Pi Kappa Alpha
Members of Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Organizing a food drive to benefit the Unity House of Troy.

  • Participated in volunteer activities at School 14 in Troy, ranging from mentoring students to helping support the school’s “Back to School Night” for parents and students.

  • Created a new philanthropy event called “Rock-a-thon”— 36-hours of continuous rocking in chairs — to raise money for the North American Food Drive, the Unity House of Troy’s Abuse Counseling Program, and the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation for Juvenile Diabetes.

  • Lambda Chi Alpha was able to collect approximately 1,300 pounds of food. Their fundraising efforts throughout the year, from events such as Watermelon Bash, where student organizations, Greek and non-Greek alike, compete in watermelon-themed competition, raised nearly $1,000 for the same cause, an amount equaling a donation of approximately 10,000 pounds of food to the Unity House of Troy in conjunction with the Albany Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving.  Over the last 10 years, the fraternity has collected and donated over 110,000 pounds of food to charitable organizations in the local community.

Lambda Chi Alpha members also have volunteered extensively on the Rensselaer campus, participating in the Institute’s annual “Relay for Life” event, and sponsoring multiple Red Cross blood drives.

Click Here to contact the President of Lambda Chi Alpha

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