Greek Spring Clean completes record 1,290 service hours

At left a large group of Greek students pose in front of houses. At right, students pose on and near the trailer of a large green tractor

Members of Miami's fraternity and sorority organizations give back to the community.

Giving back to the community through service

During Greek Spring Clean 2019, 430 students in Miami University's fraternity and sorority organizations completed 1,290 hours of community service in Oxford and the surrounding Butler County.

Greek Spring Clean’s purpose is to support the Oxford community and exemplify the five pillars of fraternal excellence by giving back to others through community engagement, volunteerism and philanthropy.

The 2019 program saw many improvements from previous years. Attendance and participation not only doubled from 2018, but volunteer numbers also surpassed the previous five years. Additionally, the program grew in volunteer sites with 11 total sites being impacted by the student volunteers. These sites included: Butler County Metroparks, Ruder Preserve, the Institute for Food, ShareFest, and the Oxford Community Arts Center.

spring-clean19ii.jpgClaire Drew, vice president of service and Philanthropy for the Miami Panhellenic Association said, "Greek Spring Clean offers Greek members the perfect opportunity to serve our neighborhood, as well as build community amongst one another. It represents many of our foundational pillars and showcases some of the great things this community has to offer."

Many members, such as Jack Haught of Delta Sigma Phi, like that this event allows for close interaction with surrounding residents and organizations within Oxford.

“Greek Spring Clean is a fantastic way for the fraternity and sorority life community to give back to the larger community we are all a part of in Oxford," he said. "We deeply enjoyed the chance to meet just a few of the great people in our community, and to work alongside them to showcase the great things that happen when Greek organizations come together to give their time in service,” he said.

Through the work of the Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council, Greek Spring Clean has become a testament of continued commitment to service through tri-council unity. It is the hope of these governing councils that this event and its impact will continue to grow each year. 

About the Fraternity & Sorority Tri-Council: The Miami University Tri-Council is comprised of three governing councils for our fraternity and sorority community including the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Association. The three councils oversee over 40 Greek-letter organizations and 5,000 Greek-affiliated students at Miami.