invited students to informal, online “Meet the Greeks” nights over the summer, which will be followed by more robust recruitment events this fall, says Sarah Rine, director of Student Activities and Leadership. Rine and student leaders are also working hard to make sure that the Greek organizations’ traditional events carry on in creative and interactive ways.
So far, students are demonstrating lots of enthusiasm, Rine says. “One of our biggest annual fundraisers is St. Jude Up ’Til Dawn
. We already have 17 teams and we’ve raised more than $8,000 toward our $50,000 goal – and the event’s not until December.” The annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” sexual assault awareness event is being planned for the spring, too.
And, for a second year, members of Greek Life will be teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lowell to mentor children in a Lowell public school. This time, they’ll be doing it virtually.