Epsilon Chapter's Philanthropy Week

Recently, this past week Epsilon Chapter of Delta Epsilon Psi hosted its annual philanthropy week. The mission of this week was to raise money to donate to our charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We hosted four successful and popular events in order to reach our donation goal.

The first day of our week, Monday, the Brothers of Epsilon Chapter passed out free snow cones to students in the South Oval of the University of Oklahoma campus. South Oval was packed with students traveling from class to class, which made it the perfect spot for us to raise money. We passed out snow cones free of charge but accepted any charitable donations. After a day’s work in the South Oval the Brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi had raised over $150.

The second day of our week, Tuesday, the Brothers of Epsilon Chapter hosted our signature event. Our “Strike-Out” Diabetes Bowling Tournament was a huge success. Over 15 teams competed in a double elimination tournament. This tournament was not only fun for the Brothers but also the participants. The atmosphere was not relaxed and the competition was never heated as everyone realized the main goal of the tournament was charity. It was great to see diverse organizations from the University of Oklahoma converge in the name of charity.

The final two days of our week consisted of food and more food. On Wednesday, we hosted a benefit night at Interurban Restaurant. Our benefit night was advertised all throughout the University of Oklahoma campus, and was the most successful benefit night Interurban Restaurant has ever had. On Thursday, we hosted a cook-off, in which participants entered dishes and students could pay to eat and judge the dishes. Over 15 dishes were submitted and more than 70 people attended the event. The event was a huge success and the first of its kind.

As a freshman, this was my first Philanthropy week, and I realized that to people this was more than President’s Trophy points and attending an event for the sake of attending. People genuinely came out in the name of charity. This was a chance for Epsilon Chapter not only to bond with each other but to bond with the other organizations that comprise the Multicultural Greek Council at the University of Oklahoma.

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Nishant Patel
Epsilon Chapter