Greeks in the Streets looks to educate Greek chapters and strengthen Greek community


By Meg Hemmerle

This year the Collaborative Greek Alliance is hoping to educate Greek chapters at TCU about one another and build a stronger Greek community through Greeks in the Streets.

Greeks in the Streets is a day of community service that focuses on getting Greek students on campus to collaborate and volunteer together in Fort Worth.

Over 50 percent of TCU’s population is affiliated with a Greek chapter in one of the 41 different organizations on campus.

There are two different volunteer shifts for the event, a morning shift from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an afternoon shift from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“A couple of the sites have different hours, like Habit for Humanity is all day because they have to get the house together so that’s from 7:45 to 4, but it’s all on our website,” said Danielle Payon, director of education for the Collaborative Greek Alliance.

Payon is a part of the Alliance because she “wanted to see the greek community on campus come together more and have everyone working together, not just Panhellenic and IFC, but the other councils too.”

This year Greeks in the Streets and LEAPS are being held on the same day, Oct 15. Both are days of service providing students with the opportunity to volunteer, but Payon said that by having people participate in Greek in the Streets, it’s not just building a community within the Greek chapters on campus, but it’s “a way to have greeks together while giving back.”

Greeks in the Streets is not new to the TCU campus. TCU has held the event before but has not had it the past few years. The Alliance is waiting to see how successful this semester’s event is before planning another. Payon said they are hoping to eventually have Greeks in the Streets every semester.

The Alliance set a goal of having roughly 500 students participate and currently have a little over 200 signed up.

To sign up for Greek in the Streets visit orgsync and email Danielle Payon for more information.