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11-08-2002

Clarkson Fraternities And Sorority's Haunted Houses Benefit National Charities And Local Community

Two Clarkson University fraternities and a sorority sponsored haunted house fundraisers recently to raise money for national charities. 

The Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity held their haunted house from October 23-25 at the Old Sisson Mansion on Sissonville Road in Potsdam.  Local residents were treated to a guided tour of the century-old house and entertained by the stories of its ghostly inhabitants.  Cheri Ravai, author of “Haunted Northern New York,” appeared as a special guest and autographed copies of her book.  North Country Public Radio was also on hand to cover the event.  Over $400 was raised for the American Red Cross.

The Delta Upsilon Fraternity and Delta Zeta Sorority also hosted a haunted house on October 26.  “The Nightmare on Elm Street” raised chills and thrills as well as $200 for the Boys and Girls Club of America.

“I commend all of the students for their willingness to donate their energy time and time again for the benefit of others,” says Jason C. Libby, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Clarkson. “I am pleased by the positive influence the fraternities and sororities have in the lives of our students, on the campus and in the local community.”

Clarkson University fraternities and sororities must meet high standards of academic performance, conduct and community service.  Last year, Clarkson University fraternities and sororities raised more than $20,000 for charities and completed over 2,600 hours of volunteer service in the local community. 

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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