FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia, PA, April 15, 2015 – Gamma Iota Sigma, the international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate fraternity, hosted its 2nd Annual Week of Service February 21-28, 2015. The purpose of the Week of Service was to unite Gamma students from across the country to make an impact in their local communities through serving, giving, and volunteering. Gamma Iota Sigma chapters and their students certainly made a splash for the fraternity within their communities. The Week of Service was a great success, with 33% of chapters reporting back to the Grand Chapter with details of their events. Events ranged from weeklong canned food drives to serving breakfast and dinner to underprivileged individuals. Among many schools and their various events, here are a few examples of what specific chapters accomplished.
The Tau chapter at Howard University volunteered at a local elementary school and helped it maintain trees that were planted to help prevent homes surrounding the school from flooding.
The Alpha Kappa chapter at Illinois State enjoyed participating in its annual Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics. This year, the members who attended raised nearly $1,000.
The Beta Lambda chapter at Butler University volunteered with a local Indianapolis Church at its “Kenya Carnival,” which raises money for children in Kenya to attend school. Additionally, they purchased and gave out “I + Care” hunger wristbands from a Butler business group that raises awareness for hunger and gives part of its proceeds towards fighting child hunger in Africa.
Without a doubt, Gamma Iota Sigma is showing just how influential its members can be. Both inside the classroom and out, students in GIS continually demonstrate leadership and provide a hopeful future for the insurance industry.
The Week of Service was planned and executed by the co-International Student Representatives Kit Mohler of the Beta Lamdba chapter at Butler University and Zachary Vasseur of the Chi Chapter at Drake University as well as the participating chapter presidents. The 2nd Annual Week of Service was indeed an accomplishment, but it paves the way for even greater success in 2016.