Spring Break is something that students all over the country look forward to. For one week in March or April every year, students get to kick back, relax and forget about school (not completely though; there's still a month or so left) Many students use this time to head to the beach or hop on a cruise ship, but did you know that others choose to spend it making a difference?
Every year thousands of students from schools across the country participate in alternative spring break programs. Instead of spending a week lounging in the sun, these students spend their break doing everything from stocking food banks, chipping in at soup kitchens and cleaning up from natural disasters to rebuilding orphanages in other countries.
When it comes to participating in alternative spring breaks, frat
ernity and sorority members aren't ones to be left out of the fun. In fact, someschools have alternative spring break programs specifically for members of Greek-letter organizations. Everyone knows how much sorority members love to give back to their communities (they raise more than $10 million for philanthropies and donate more than 1 million service hours every year), so it should come as no surprise that their altruistic attitudes don't take a week off.
Participating in an alternative spring break program is a great way for sorority sisters to bond with each other while enriching their lives and the lives of others. By interacting with each other in a new environment, women are able to learn things about each other that they otherwise might never have known. The experience not only bonds sorority women in service, but it may also help remind members of the values of their sororities.
So if you have the opportunity, think about participating in your university's alternative spring break program. You'll learn a lot about yourself and make new friends, all while others.