Service is one of Phi Gamma Delta’s five values. The men of the Chi Eta Chapter at Western Kentucky University pride ourselves on being able to give back to our community and campus. We strive to serve others in our daily lives no matter how small the situation. Our goal is to serve on campus, in the community, and nationally.
Each fall the brothers of Chi Eta take a fall break community service trip to help an area in need. In the fall of 2013 we took 25 men to on a community service trip in Louisville, KY to help with house construction with the Fuller Center for Housing. Our vision is to make a trip to another area of the country next year. We are involved with many organizations on campus and in the community of Bowling Green including Salvation Army, Share-A-Swipe at WKU, Hope House, ALIVE Center, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Other community service events include a recent trip to Haiti in Summer 2012 to build water treatment plants for people in need and a trip to Moore, Oklahoma to help people in the wake of recent tornado strikes.
Some visions we have are to provide at least one service opportunity to guys per week. We also plan to have a service trip somewhere outside of Bowling Green at least once a semester. All the while, we hope to emphasize putting the interests and needs of others before ourselves, not for the praise of men but solely for the good of others.
We have also had a history of international reach when it comes to service. Cody Hutchins (Class of 2014) helped organize a trip to Haiti in the summer of 2012 through Water for Life, an organization that installs water purification systems in areas around the globe that don’t have access to clean water. We hope to create more opportunities in the near future for brothers to participate on international service trips.
Any Brother that needs to log community service hours please click here.