November 2015: In honor of Vice President Thomas Dougan’s retirement, the Greek Community proudly dedicates this year’s Philanthropy Week to the ‘Harry Amaral Scholarship fund’. Together the Fraternities and Sororities of the URI community raised a total amount of over $20,250!!! The Greeks additionally donated to the ‘Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions’ and ASSA Messer Elementary School in Central Fall RI to assist in funding books for students!
The week featured events such as Jeopardy, Family Feud, and the first annual Greek Idol. Along side these fun programs, the Greek community engaged the campus as a whole and local charities in the Sound County area.
November 2014: Fraternities and Sororities raised money for Violet Graney & the Graney family, Liberty Street in Kingston, Rhody Outpost Food Pantry at URI, and the Jonnycake Center of Peacedale, RI. The total amount of money raised is over $70,000!!! Greeks also donated food and toiletry items to the Rhody Outpost and participated in a Day of Service at several local sites in the South County area.
In 2013, Greek Life raised $107,000 at the “Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail” walkathon, an annual event sponsored by the URI South County Habitat for Humanity partnership committee. In the past 3 years, Greek Life raised over $350,000 for South County Habitat for Humanity. Philanthropy Week is one of the most rewarding times for the Greek System. Throughout this week, there is a series of events where all Greeks come together to fundraise for charitable organizations. Events vary every year but can include: Dance Competition, Singled Out, Family Feud,Jeopardy, So You Think You Can Dance, Lego Construction Contest, Dodgeball Tournament, and a food & toiletry drive. In the past, the Greek System raised $10,000 to be donated to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation. Along with this major charity, the Greek chapters are partnered with one another to raise money for various other organizations.
Congratulations to the 2016 Greek Week winners: Alpha Xi Delta & Sigma Alpha Epsilon!
For over 75 years in the spring, URI Greek Life has hosted this longstanding tradition. Greek Week is defined by a series of athletic and entertainment events through which fraternities and sororities raise thousands of dollars each year for national and local charities.
URI Greek Life is lucky enough to host an event at the beautiful, Narragansett Town Beach. With everyone excited to be back at school, the Greeks host an exciting open recruitment event the day after Labor Day annually.