Butler in the Community

Greek Philanthropy & Service

During the 2013 spring semester alone, members of Butler's Greek organizations contributed more than 3,000 hours in service to 40 local nonprofits, benefitting children, the elderly, people with disabilities, animal welfare, schools, and the environment.

Each year, hundreds of Butler Greeks contribute to the success of campus-wide fundraising events, such as Dance Marathon, which supports Riley Hospital for Children; Relay for Life, benefitting cancer research and patient programs; and Spring Sports Spectacular and the Polar Plunge, which both benefit Indiana Special Olympics. Our chapters also raise thousands of dollars for philanthropic initiatives tied to their specific national fraternal missions. Learn more about the philanthropy and service of our chapters.

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Chi Chapter ~ Show information

Alpha Chi sisters took a stand against domestic violence by participating in a sponsored walk to support the cause. Chapter members created tie blankets for the Julian Center and Thrifty Threads, which are Indianapolis organizations assisting battered women. Members also served over 200 hours at these two organizations. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Chapter ~ Show information

Members participated in a wide variety of service activities, including collecting canned goods for the St. Vincent de Paul pantry and volunteering at Edna Martin Christian Center and Autumn Glen Assisted Living. Additionally, many spent time interacting with clients of Damar Services, a residence and support agency for people with developmental disabilities.

Alpha Phi, Epsilon Beta Chapter ~ Show information

Alpha Phis participated in a wide variety of service activities around the city of Indianapolis. Members helped run children's games during "Circus Day" at the Indiana Historical Society. They also sorted donations for the Exodus Refugee Immigration Center and Gleaners Food Bank.

Delta Delta Delta, Delta Lambda Chapter ~ Show information

Tri Deltas raised funds for their largest philanthropy, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, by holding their annual late night breakfast event, Flapjack Attack. Each year, members also participate in Sincerely Yours, a letter writing campaign to raise support and awareness for St. Jude's. Members also showed their concern for homeless and lost pets by handing out flyers and interacting with animals of the FACE Animal Clinic. By continuing to live out their purpose of "developing mutually beneficial relationships with the university" and "developing qualities of unselfish leadership," Tri Deltas work to serve others whenever possible and raise money and awareness for the causes they find to be important.

Delta Gamma, Alpha Tau Chapter ~ Show information

Delta Gamma raised funds for their national philanthropic mission, Service for Sight, through  a week of activities called Anchorsplash. They also hosted Valentine's Day and Easter activities for students at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Delta Tau Delta, Beta Zeta Chapter ~ Show information

In 2013, Delt brothers raised $13,500 for the Matt White Cure ALS Foundation through their biggest philanthropy, a basketball tournament called Delt Dunk.  Brothers regularly tutor students at TC Howe High School and volunteer at Morning Dove Ranch, helping individuals with physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges enjoy therapeutic assisted horse rides and other programs. Delts also planted trees for a Keep Indianapolis Beautiful project, and assisted with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation gala. 

Kappa Alpha Theta ~ Show information

Each year, Kappa Alpha Theta partners with the men of Lambda Chi Alpha for an annual dog-walking event to serve Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. During the chapter's Kappa Alpha Theta Cares Week, members completed over 400 hours of service in the Indianapolis area, volunteering at organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Gleaners Food Bank, U.S. Dream Academy, and St. Vincent DePaul.  Members also fundraise for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children.

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Mu Chapter ~ Show information

As part of their philanthropic partnership with Reading is Fundamental, Kappas read to children at the United Methodist Children and Youth Center, while also raising funds for the organization through events such as Kappaccino and Kool off with Kappa, selling flavored coffee and snow cones, respectively. Members also collected books for local schools and volunteered at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library. Annually, Kappas also work closely with a local domestic abuse shelter, Coburn Place. Sisters hold an event, Kappa Kickoff, to raise money for the shelter, while also hosting the children for trick-or-treat and crafts for Halloween. 

Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha-Alpha Zeta Chapter ~ Show information

Lambda Chi Alpha's annual Teeter-Totter-A-Thon raises money for the American Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Brothers also co-sponsored a Family Fun Run, raising $12,555 for Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.  Members partnered with the women of Alpha Phi on a service project for the Indianapolis Historical Society, and joined with Kappa Alpha Theta to serve Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. Additionally, chapter members participate in the Feeding America initiative and volunteer regularly at Gleaners Food Bank.  In 2012, Lambda Chi Alpha was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Adult Award from the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (nominated by the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Foundation).

Pi Beta Phi, Indiana Gamma Chapter ~ Show information

Pi Beta Phi stuck to their "angel" roots by participating in Angels in the Outfield, a wiffleball tournament fundraiser that assists the sorority's National Literacy Fund. Members also mentored Fox Hill Elementary students in the "Champions Are Readers" program and provided service to patients of Riley Hospital for Children.

Phi Delta Theta, Indiana Gamma Chapter ~ Show information

Phi Delts did a little bit of everything in terms of service. Brothers supported a community egg hunt benefitting the ALS Association of Indiana.  Additionally, they collaborated with women of several sororities, volunteering at Thrifty Threads and Peyton Manning's Children's Hospital.  Members also participated in the Indianapolis ALS Walk.

Phi Kappa Psi, Indiana Zeta Chapter ~ Show information

Phi Psi members are active in the Indianapolis community, stepping out in support of the Julian Center and Coburn Place in the annual Walk Against Domestic Violence. They also raked leaves with the women of Alpha Phi to benefit Damar Services, a residence and support agency for people with developmental disabilities, and collected canned goods for a local food pantry. Every fall, the chapter sponsors their primary initiative, the Phi Psi 5K, which benefits the American Cancer Society. 

Sigma Chi, Rho Chapter ~ Show information

Sigma Chi brothers hold their annual weeklong Derby Days event, which generates funds for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.  Members also volunteered with Theraplay, a Central Indiana organization that provides pediatric and occupational therapy. The chapter also partnered with the women of Delta Delta Delta to benefit the Indianapolis Humane Society by disseminating information about the importance of spaying or neutering pets.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Alpha Chapter ~ Show information

The ladies of the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the community, education of youth, and providing services wherever needed. This past year, the chapter volunteered at the Martin Luther King Community Center, providing Spanish tutoring support to children. The chapter also hosted events on campus about self-perception and promoting positive images of one's self, as well as collecting items for the Julian Center, a center devoted to domestic violence and the empowerment of women.

Sigma Nu, Epsilon Mu Chapter ~ Show information

Sigma Nu members held a Day of Service, during which brothers volunteered with a variety of local organizations like the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, The Indianapolis Children's Museum, the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club, and the Todd Academy college preparatory program. During its weeklong event, Snuperbowl, Sigma Nu raised funds and recruited six new female mentors from Butler for the youth program U.S. Dream Academy. Sigma Nu also hosted the Dream Academy students on campus for a scavenger hunt and afternoon of crafting.