As a Greek Community, we often unite under the common value of service. Many Greek organizations spend many hours devoted to community service each semester. However, some fraternities excel in making community service a top priority.
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Phi Kappa Tau- Phi Kappa Tau, locally founded in 1911 has consistently exemplified the value of community service every semester. Last year they combined for the highest number of community service hours among all fraternities. Between two different events, they were able to obtain an impressive 950 total hours. Phi Kappa Tau also, recently had the largest Spring Recruitment class of 15 across all Ohio University IFC chapters.
Anthony Osmun, a member of the fraternity, stated that “community service is something that our fraternity has grown to focus on for a number of years”. Phi Kappa Tau participates in the Ohio adopt a highway program. They take time during the weekend to clean the trash on their portion of the highway on State Rt. 33. Also last semester, they participated in the first annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Athens. With their help volunteering, the race was able to raise an incredible $47,000.00 towards cancer research and mammographic screening. “Our service impacts our brothers because it gives us a time to give back to the surrounding Athens areas that we have grown to love during our time at Ohio University” says Osmun.