EMU Information / February 12, 2015

Mentor 2 Youth

Have you ever wanted to give back to your local community? Who hasn’t? The women of Zeta Sigma Chi are putting on some fund raisers that do just that.
Omicron Chapter fundraises every month. For February, they are doing a Valentine’s Day Lobby Table in which we are selling items to raise money for the organization Mentor 2 Youth as well as their very own Delta Tau Delta Miss Greek Pageant contestant Katrina Solomon.
Mentor 2 Youth is a organization founded in 2011 by EMU graduate Emmanuel Jones. Mentor 2 Youth has served over 350 disadvantaged youth in Washtenaw County by providing free personal and academic intervention programs. Mentor2Youth currently provides eight youth programs throughout the school and summer period with sites at four different locations with assistance from 50+ volunteers.
The Miss Greek Pageant is an annual philanthropic event hosted by the gentlemen of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The sisters work with Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority goes back along way. It was originally founded in DeKalb, Il on March 3, 1991 by eight brilliant women: Maribel Campa, Zandra Cortez, Sandra de la Roca, Veronica Escobar, Sandra Gomez, Jacqueline Herrera, Laura Murillo and Julie Sanders. These eight women had a dream of creating an organization in which women of all backgrounds could come together as one. Today, Zeta Sigma Chi is home to 79 Ethnicities, 34 Nationalities, 12 Religions, and one sisterhood which is growing more diverse every day.
On March 29, 2008 our chapter at Eastern Michigan University was founded by 6 women Lasonja Hansford, Kiesa Harmon, April Burton-Welch, Ebonee Jackson,  Chalisa Phipps and Vicki Patton, who also shared that dream. Their principals are obviously very important to them.  They strive for education, success, culture, service and sisterhood with a particular emphasis on community involvement and social justice.
Any interested EMU Student can inquire about joining the organization during Rush Week. Currently the sisters have an interest week coming up March 16-18th in which we will have a variety of Zchi events. A GPA of 2.5 is required for consideration.
So what can you do to help Mentor2Youth?
We will be selling Candy, Flowers, Bears and much more to help both Mentor 2 Youth and our Pageant Contestant. The sale will be Wednesday 2/11 2-4p and Thursday 2/12 10a-1p in the student center first floor.
Also of interest is the upcoming SororiTEA on Monday March 9th, 2015 from 7:30-9:30p in room 310 of the Student Center. The SororiTEA will be an event just for sororities on and off campus in which they can come relax, sip tea and talk about hot topics happening on campus and within our organizations. The purpose is to unify sororities for empowerment, girl talk and bonding within the sisterhoods.

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