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Current Challenges

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The Greek Giving Challenge is a competitive fundraising campaign, active from April 1 – 15 2014, for the express purpose of encouraging alumni and current students to join with their brothers and sisters in the Greek organizations to support the University in a spirit of friendly competition.

Whether $5 or $25,000, every gift matters in the lives of Southwestern students and faculty; every single gift received enhances the educational experience for Southwestern students. Gifts from alumni are needed to ensure the continuation of the Southwestern Experience for current and future students. Even alumni and students who have already made a gift this year can join the challenge by making a second (or third) gift!

All gifts received since the start of the current fiscal year (July 1, 2013) through the end of the Challenge will be counted in calculating the winners, so the challenge represents an opportunity for any organization to increase its lead or to catch up and pass their competitors.

Donations can be directed to any of Southwestern’s gift accounts to qualify for the campaign. For example, a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity can direct his gift to PKA Centennial Scholarship fund.

Updates will be posted on the University’s website, showing the progress to date. Victory will be measured and announced via email to current Greek alumni and in a news story at the close of the two-week campaign.

Participating Organizations:

Fraternities:

  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha

Sororities:

  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Delta Chi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Delta Zeta (alumni only)
  • Phi Mu (alumni only)

Greek organizations will compete for bragging rights in 9 categories:

Highest alumni participation rate

  • Highest Overall
  • Highest Fraternity
  • Highest Sorority

Highest student participation rate

  • Highest Overall
  • Highest Fraternity
  • Highest Sorority

Highest average gift from alumni

  • Highest Overall
  • Highest Fraternity
  • Highest Sorority

Greek Funds at Southwestern

Follow the links to learn more about each fund

Lori and Erik Harpst Endowed Scholarship Fund (Kappa Sigma Iota)

Kappa Sigma Iota Endowed Scholarship (Kappa Sigma Iota)

The Zeta Chapter—Alpha Delta Pi Endowed Scholarship (Alpha Delta Pi)

Ouida Henderson Endowed Scholarship (Delta Delta Delta)

Pi Kappa Alpha—Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship (Pi Kappa Alpha)

The Gabe Wiley Lawson & Phi Delta Theta, “The Road Goes on Forever” Scholarship Fund (Phi Delta Theta)

Pi Kappa Alpha—Alpha Omicron House Fund (Pi Kappa Alpha)

Kappa Alpha House Fund (Kappa Alpha)

Additional Rules of the Game

Gift of cash, appreciated securities, real estate, etc. will be accepted in accordance with the University’s Gift Acceptance Policy. 

Gifts must be received in the Gift Programs Office (direct mail or online) by the last day of the Challenge period to be included in the Challenge.