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Clarkson's Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority Raises Money And Aids Awareness
The members of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority at Clarkson University recently helped raise $250 for the AIDS Research Alliance of America. The sorority raised the money by sponsoring three events that included the sale of red ribbons, a Valentine’s Day Sweetheart sale, and an auction. The women devoted over 50 hours of community service to the projects and to its AIDS awareness campaign on campus.
"The Phi Sigma Sigma members have done a wonderful job in promoting AIDS education to the student population,” says Jason C. Libby, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. "In the last few years, AIDS awareness has dropped off, but these woman are not only helping to educate the student population, they are also raising money for AIDS vaccine research.”
The sorority has been active in fundraising and volunteering in the community throughout the academic year. It has helped raise more than $750 for non-profit organizations and programs and local outreach. Sorority members have donated food and other items to charities like the American Cancer Society. The chapter also participated in the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival and delivered Thanksgiving baskets to area families.
Clarkson University fraternities and sororities must meet high standards of academic performance, conduct and community service. Phi Sigma Sigma’s members maintained a 3.01 grade-point average last semester.
Phi Sigma Sigma sorority was founded in 1913 and has 116 active undergraduate chapters in the United States. The Gamma Mu chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma was founded as the first sorority at Clarkson in 1977.