Leaving An Impact On South Florida

By Kelly Marmo

Copy Editor

Lynn’s Greek life gets involved in and embraces the community each year through its various charitable functions.

Chartered in 1998, Sigma Sigma Sigma takes part in philanthropy events both on and off campus. Grounded in their values of power, hope, wisdom, faith and love, they attend the Breast Cancer Walk in Mizner Park every year.

“We love supporting various causes around our community,” said Sydney Grusd, senior. “We attend several events each year, such as the Breast Cancer Walk in Mizner Park and Relay for Life at FAU.”

Grusd has been the recruitment director of Sigma Sigma Sigma for two years. On campus, this sorority encourages students to join their efforts in helping local causes by making a team for their annual kickball tournament.

“One of our largest events each year is the kickball tournament taking place on campus,” said Grusd.  “All the proceeds go to our local philanthropy, which is the Miracle League.”

The sororities and fraternities of Lynn work together in several aspects, but each individually takes on their own philanthropic event to best represent the different organizations they support. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) works closely with the Women’s Center.

“We work with the Women’s Center to host SAE Against Sexual Assault,” said Josh Harlow, vice president of SAE. “This is a week planned to promote healthy relationships and educate people on the difficult matter.”

SAE has partnered with Boca Helping Hands, the Boys and Girls Club and the Children’s Miracle Network in the past. This month, SAE is hosting their second annual Paddy Murphy week, a time dedicated to philanthropy work in order to raise money for Lynn’s Knight-a-Thon in April.

“I would absolutely suggest others to join Greek life,” said Grusd. “It is definitely an amazing way to get involved in so many aspects, including school activities, philanthropy, leadership opportunities and social experiences.”

Kelly Marmo

Kelly Marmo is a sophomore majoring in communications and design. Marmo has a love for journalism, advertising and public relations, which all led her to become a member of iPulse. Outside of iPulse, Marmo’s interests include music, exercise and photography.

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