Our Main Philanthropy
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) was founded in 1994 and is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and frequently reaches millions with important information on sexual violence prevention. While being in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operating the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
It is our chapter's main philanthropy and every year we organize numerous activities/tournaments on campus within the greek life as well as table at the Memorial Union to raise money for donations and spread awareness amongst students about the causes of RAINN.
Brothers of Zeta Gamma chapter organized Bubble Soccer tournament benefitting RAINN in 2017.
In the women's tournament, 1st place was taken by the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi.
In the men's tournament, 1st place was taken by the brothers of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).
Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, via peer-to-peer dialogue and interaction.
Active Minds was founded by Alison Malmon in 2003 after her older brother died by suicide in 2000. Brian Malmon was a smart, popular, and fun student through high school and college. Starting his freshman year at Columbia University, he began struggling with depression and psychosis but concealed his symptoms from everyone around him for three years. In the middle of his senior year, he returned home and began receiving treatment for what was later diagnosed as schizoaffective disorder. A year and a half later on March 24, 2000, as Alison was wrapping up her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, Brian ended his life. Alison recognized that Brian’s story is the story of thousands of young people who suffer in silence; who, despite their large numbers, think they are totally alone. A majority of mental illnesses start between ages 14 and 24 when teens and young adults are in school, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile programs — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. Their programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in 65 countries and regions across the globe.
Home for Our Troops
Founded in 2004, Homes for Our Troops assists severely injured Veterans and families by raising money, building materials, and professional labor, and by coordinating the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at no cost to the Veteran they serve.