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WVU fraternities and sororities raise money to empower women across the globe

MORGANTOWN, W. Va.—The fraternity and sorority community at West Virginia University, led by the women in the Panhellenic Association, have raised $37,000 for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation to help build a school in Malawi. 

The community-wide philanthropic endeavor supports and raises financial resources for entities around the world that are removing educational barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression.

Rachel Rogers, a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Panhellenic Vice President of Philanthropy and Service, has led the school build fundraising efforts.

“I consider myself blessed to have been able to work on this project for the past three semesters and am thankful to the women and men in the Greek community at WVU for all of their participation and donations,” Rogers said.

Since 2017, the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation has been the official philanthropic beneficiary of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Several fundraisers hosted by WVU fraternities and sororities were executed for the Morgantown community, including a 5K Color Run, cross-fit competition, penny wars competition during Greek Week, restaurant “spirit” fundraisers and student bake sales.

“This significant philanthropic endeavor is the power of Greek Life in action,” said Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Matthew Richardson. “Panhellenic took the lead, got others involved and made a difference.”


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CONCTACT: Matthew Richardson, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Matthew.richardson3@mail.wvu.edu, 304.293.8201

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