Campus Spotlight: Oklahoma State University
The Oklahoma State University Panhellenic community has raised $4,450 since April 2013 for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation! Together they are helping to break down barriers to education and creating strong Panhellenic friendships. Not only have they focused on fundraising, but they have also focused on educating their community and engaging in dialogue through their Half the Sky book club and documentary watch party.
During recruitment, the Panhellenic Council hosted a Circle of Sisterhood fundraiser night at Qdoba. They held this on one of the nights that the recruitment counselors and potential new members were on their own for dinner, so that they could go together. It was a great way for the recruitment groups to get to know one another and to have fun while benefitting a great cause. In the spring they had held a similar fundraiser at a local frozen yogurt shop, so they had experience with the planning to make it even better this time around!
In the spring they sold carnations that would be delivered to the women at their chapter houses during work week. Many women sent carnations to their friends in other chapters, building Panhellenic unity at the same time. This fundraising went so well that they chose to sell carnations to new members’ parents on move in day, which would be delivered after their final preference ceremonies.
Taylor Levy, vice president of programming for the Panhellenic Council, coordinated the community’s fundraising efforts. “I love supporting the Circle of Sisterhood because I understand how much of a privilege it is to have the opportunity to get an education,” Taylor said in the council’s press release. Taylor is from Wichita Falls, TX, and is majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Administration, with a double minor in Spanish and Marketing. Recently, the Panhellenic Council voted to amend their bylaws and make the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation their official philanthropy! Thanks for all that you do Oklahoma State! Go Pokes!