How Fraternities At Oregon State Are Making A Difference This Year

How Fraternities At Oregon State Are Making A Difference This Year

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With 19 fraternities in the Interfraternity Council at Oregon State University ranging from 25-150 members in each chapter, it is easy to recognize all of the good deeds constantly being done around campus from these chapters. However, there are a lot of good deeds that go unnoticed. Here are some of the things that fraternities are doing to help out the local and national community this year. 


Acacia

So far this year, the biggest thing that Acacia has done with the community was participating in the MLK Jr. Day of Service. A ton of men in the chapter got to participate and volunteer on a service project with the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department. They plan to do more service with them this term and next term. Also, this chapter is planning a service philanthropy called 7 Days of Service, which is one of Acacia's national philanthropies. For 7 days they are going to participate in service projects (one for every day of the week) around the Corvallis community. This philanthropy isn't fully planned yet, but they are hoping to include more Greeks on campus and encourage them to participate. You can help Acacia better the Corvallis community as well when their philanthropy comes around!


Alpha Gamma Rho

This chapter organizes an annual philanthropy through the college where many Greek and non-Greek students can participate in several rodeo related events. "Alpha Gamma Rhodeo" supports the Oregon FFA Foundation, which supports youth in agriculture and expands their knowledge for a better future in agriculture. This chapter raises a large donation annually for this program to show their support of agriculture. This philanthropy is a ton of fun and is supporting a great cause.


Alpha Sigma Phi

Every Spring term, Alpha Sigma Phi hosts an awareness philanthropy called Open Hearts for Heartland where they encourage the Greek community to spend time at the Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis. Last year, in just a week's time, the participating sororities had logged in around 150 hours of time spent with the animals. The men of this chapter then donate $1,000 to go towards the winning sorority's philanthropic partner. During this philanthropy, they were also able to raise some money for Heartland. Be a part of a great cause this spring when you hear about Alpha Sig's philanthropy!


Alpha Tau Omega

Cuts for the Cure is the philanthropy that this chapter is currently focusing on. These men auction off individuals from their chapter to the highest bidder. The winning bid gets to cut the individual's hair however they like and they have to keep the haircut for a week. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society to fund research for a cure. Alpha Tau Omega is also planning on becoming more involved with the community rather than just with groups on campus. They plan on volunteering with Jefferson Elementary School here in Corvallis at their carnival at the end of this month.


Chi Phi

Last spring term, Chi Phi held a volleyball tournament for their philanthropy, the Boys and Girls Club. On top of that, every term this chapter does volunteer work for many Corvallis parks, including the one closest to their house, Chintimini Park.


Delta Chi

Delta Chi has been working with the community and doing various events in order to give back. Last year, their philanthropy event, I Spy Delta Chi, raised $3,500 for the Jimmy V Foundation, which benefits cancer research. This year, they are going to try and beat that number in order to help others beat cancer. Each term these men contribute over 100 hours of community service, a number that they continue to increase every term. Events that they participate in range from working with Heartland Humane Society, to cleaning parks with the City of Corvallis, and even volunteering and donating blood with the American Red Cross. The men of Delta Chi also tutor children at the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis.


Delta Upsilon

This week, Delta Upsilon is having their philanthropy called the Global Service Initiative (GSI). This philanthropy raises money to send their members to poverty ridden areas of Jamaica to help refurbish and build school buildings! Their goal for this year is to raise $10,000. With this money, they would be able to send three members and provide thousands of dollars in building supplies, clothing and gifts for the kids and their families. Help GSI by participating in their philanthropy this week!


Kappa Delta Rho

This year, Kappa Delta Rho has done a lot to impact the local community. A few of these things include coaching a 7th grade basketball team, chaperoning some local middle school dances, and they also got major companies to donate to all different houses philanthropies! These men are doing a great job to benefit and help the city of Corvallis!


Lambda Chi Alpha

Lambda Chi Alpha makes it a priority to help those in need, as one of their core values is Service and Stewardship. Over the past couple of years, this chapter's annual Watermelon Bash Philanthropy has raised over $35,000 and 2,000 pounds of food for Community Outreach, a great shelter that helps a lot of people in the Mid-Willamette Valley. This year, they are looking for even more opportunities to serve the public and local community.


Phi Delta Theta

All year round Phi Delta Theta supports "Be The Match" by holding registration drives so that the local community can come register to help save the life of a person in need of a bone marrow transplant. Three members of this chapter have already been matched and have either already donated bone marrow or plan to donate soon. This chapter also holds "Puppy Drives" every term during dead week as a break from studying, and all of the proceeds are donated to Be The Match. Stay tuned for a Puppy Drive this coming March and register at the next registration! You could help save a life.


Phi Gamma Delta - FIJI

This year, FIJI raised $5,000 for a cancer program through their "Fiji Diamond Cup" philanthropy. These men also raised a couple thousand dollars for the Jackson Street Youth Center in Corvallis with their annual haunted house. They also do various volunteer events on the weekends as a house. They work for Habitat for Humanity frequently and help them build homes. FIJI is doing a lot of great work that can be seen throughout the local community.


Phi Kappa Psi

This chapter is currently about to put on their annual philanthropy, "Fraternal Feud," which includes a lot of participation from other chapters in a trivia night. This philanthropy benefits the OSU Food Bank. On top of that, the winning team gets a portion of the main raised donated towards their own philanthropy of choice. The men of Phi Psi have also been volunteering a lot at the Boys and Girls Club by holding a basketball tournament for them. They've been cleaning up parks around town, as well. Phi Kappa Psi's philanthropy is this term week 9! Get a good study break and help out a great cause!


Pi Kappa Phi

This chapter has a strong relationship with the Arc of Benton County, which is a non-profit organization that helps out people with disabilities. Over the course of the last year, they have acted in plays alongside people with disabilities for the public, helped The Arc move offices, and built the entire stage setup for The Arc Drama Squad. They enabled people with their skills to accomplish their dreams with the real deal: stage lights, sound boards, and complete sets. Aside from that, they are involved with their national philanthropy, The Ability Experience. They built a wheelchair ramp in 24 hours for a local family, and made modifications for the Kiwanis Camp at Mount Hood which is a camp for children with disabilities. These men received an award from their nationals, recognizing them for having the most outstanding volunteer relationship. Their incredibly hard work is being noticed locally and nationally! It's great to see such hard work coming from a chapter right here at Oregon State.


Sigma Alpha Epsilon

SAE's philanthropy is coming up in just a few weeks, and all of the proceeds go towards the Zakes Foundation, a non profit organization that funds newborn screening programs for rare childhood diseases. This chapter's 2014 Relay for Life was a gold sponsor, raising over $8,000! As far as community service, every term these men participate in "Adopt A Highway," and every fall they volunteer at the Special Olympics in Corvallis. Some weeks they even do a neighborhood clean up for trash after football game days. Keep up to date with their philanthropy to help them support the Zakes Foundation!


Sigma Chi

This chapter hosted its annual philanthropy, Derby Days, this past fall and set a chapter record by raising over $20,000 for the Doernbecher Children's Hospital. These men also have a minimum requirement for all active members to participate in other Greek philanthropic events and amount of hours spent volunteering for the community. Sigma Chi has won many province awards and exceeded the average amount of volunteer hours this year.


Sigma Phi Epsilon

Last term Sigma Phi Epsilon was very busy. They helped out a lot with the Boys and Girls Club, worked very closely with Habitat for Humanity, coached teams for the Corvallis Parks and Recreation youth, and participated in the blood drive. They just wrapped up their annual philanthropy, Sweethearts, which raises money for Community Outreach benefiting the homeless. This year, they were able to raise $15,600 through this philanthropy! It was a very fun week of events and they did an excellent job of organizing their philanthropy!


Sigma Pi

This chapter is working on a philanthropy for the Amazing Day Foundation, which raises awareness for suicide prevention. Along with that, they are also planning on signing people up to be organ donors. Sigma Pi is also planning on pairing up with a sorority on campus, Kappa Alpha Theta, on Valentine's Day to decorate cookies and bring them to the tenants of the Corvallis Caring Place, an assisted living facility in the community.


Tau Kappa Epsilon

Recently, TKE had a majority of their chapter spend their day participating in a clean up of all of the alleys in downtown Corvallis. This clean up took place from around 6th Street all the way down to the Waterfront. The men of Tau Kappa Epsilon strive to participate in events that help to better their local community all year round.


Theta Chi

This chapter has an annual philanthropy, G.I. Theta Chi, that raises money for Wounded Warrior Project. Last year, they were able to have participating sororities write over 100 letters to soldiers overseas. This year, they plan to hold their philanthropy spring term and hope to get more people involved in order to raise more money and send even more letters. It is simple and fun to participate in this philanthropy. Help out when you hear about it!

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100 Instagram Captions You'll Want To Use Right Now

Quotes, lyrics, sayings, and other ideas for Instagram captions!
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When it comes to Instagram we are often thinking about what to use as a caption for our photos that we take that we really want to post on Instagram. Sometimes we post the photo without a caption and sometimes we just use an emoji because we're stumped on finding a good caption to use for the photo. So we go the short route and just put an emoji as a caption for our photo. Well whether it is a selfie, a friend pic, group pic, or just need a caption for the photo, here are 100 captions to use for a photo. Some are lyrics, some are quotes and some are just a quick caption to use on your photo. Also here are some accounts you can follow that are worth following:

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1.Life goes on, with or without you.

2.Don't Worry Be Happy ! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy

4.Be Confident

5. Be Positive

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar

7. Chillen With My Peeps

8. Go Big Or Go Home

9. What's the deal?

10.The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11.Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12, You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you use to be.

16. I don't need any part time people in my life.

17. Get the Gist

18. Boy, it's the 21st centurey get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy

20. I woke up like this

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power; a smile is it's sword

23. Last Day Of Class

24. I Donut Care

25. Got my donut and coffee today

26.Happy as a clam

27. Beach Days are the best

28.A friend will always make you smile, especially when you don't want to…

29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

31. With You, I forget all my problems. With You, Time Stands Still.

32. Life's a climb, but the view is great

33. Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person but by learning to see imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears billion times.

36. "She's got that red lip, classic thing going on"

37 .I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship!

38. Best Friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? maybe

42.I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't.

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars - Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars- Cold Play

46 . I keep dancing on my own- Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself- Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you- Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness -Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say Sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am Limited Edition

52, Turn that frown upside down

53. Smile its the best thing a girl can wear

54, Stay true

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. You're the king, baby I'm your queen

57. Best Friends Forever !!!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life

60. I know you like first name basis

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

62. Basic white girl

63. Frisky Friday

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations,

65. Maybe our okays will be our infinities - The Fault In Our Stars

66. So hold onto me because i'm a little unsteady - Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life - Best Day Of My LIfe - American Author

68. She;s the beauty and he's the beast

69. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney

70. If you can dream it, you can do it.-Walt Disney

71.Hakuna Matata it means no worries for the rest of your days - The LIon King

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — Rafiki,

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — The Emperor, Mulan

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — Lumière, Beauty and the Beast

76."All it takes is faith and trust." -- Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

77."A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." -- Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

78."If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau (Ratatouille)

79. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." -- The Emperor (Mulan)

80."A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." -- Zeus (Hercules)

81."Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." -- Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." -- Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)

83."Giving up is for rookies." -- Philoctetes (Hercules)

84.. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." -- Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." -- Rafiki (The Lion King)

86."Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." -- Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

87. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney

88.Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
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89.The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
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90.The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. Pamela Hansford Johnson
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91.Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
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92..Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin
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93.Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn
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94. Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
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95.My power's turned on

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96.Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
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97.Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. Rabindranath Tagore
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98.I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali
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99. Why don't you be you

And I'll be me

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100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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From The Recovering Shopaholic Tired Of Consumerism

I think I maybe have what, like eight dollars left in my account.

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Let's face it, friends: my bank account has taken a beating. Hard. Real hard. Being a sorority girl has completely drained my debit card, from swaps to date parties to feeling pressured to never wear the same outfit twice on my Instagram. I think I maybe have what, like $8 left in my account.

Last week it was makeup. This week it's athleisure skirts, because God knows I'm not gonna hit the gym with this bronze-y glow I bought in a bottle. I spent all summer working my first job that didn't pay me under the table only to spend my entire paycheck at the same place. The whole concept of "treat yo self" isn't lost on me. I have a slight problem, and it's only made worse by the fact that all my favorite stores have apps that are conveniently downloaded onto my phone, so then everything I could ever want is just one click away.

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As someone whose favorite holiday is Black Friday, you may be wondering why I am so tired of consumerism, besides my obvious bankruptcy situation. The fact of the matter is, I'm tired of constantly being berated by advertisements telling me I need all these new products. It seems like more than ever before, social media is becoming more and more just a string of advertisements, one after another. It's not just brands advertising anymore; it's influencers and friends and even those weird stranger girls that DM you on Instagram saying, "Hey gorgeous! You look poor and desperate! Would you like to make a small amount of money each month selling so-called "miracle" products you have to pay to even try out?"

And God, these products aren't even GOOD. Brands are so uncreative these days, they're not just copying each other (hello, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Maybelline); they're copying THEMSELVES. Tarte Cosmetics is literally releasing a holiday palette that is a copy of a palette they had in the summer. Too Faced Cosmetics thinks they can slap a happy face on a piece of fruit and all of a sudden it's "creative packaging."

I'm sorry, but the Annoying Orange already thought of that, what, like ten years ago? Don't even get me started on the unicorns and mermaids trend. As someone who is basically still a toddler, I absolutely love a good unicorn product. I have a unicorn lamp in my room. But I'm so tired of brands taking trends and running with them so much and for so long that the novelty wears off. Like if one brand does mermaids, maybe someone else should do fairies? Or trolls or gnomes or hobbits or something (I mean, who doesn't want to look like they guard a bridge?) People NEED to do their OWN thing. We love an original sister.

And then we have these influencers shoving these boring products down our throats like they're the next best thing since sliced bread. Like can they make it any more obvious that they have zero taste when they're trying to sell us ANOTHER red-toned eyeshadow palette? Been there, done that. Stop acting like it's new and cool because it's neither. It just makes it look like you're desperate for money. It may be your job, but you don't have to act like Schmeagle or whoever that character is from Lord of the Rings who freaks every time he finds money.

All in all, people need to stop pandering goods to us until they can actually think of a good reason why I should add another eyeshadow palette to my collection of forty. All my makeup is going to expire before I even have time to open half of these palettes, so I think it's time we all stop.

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