Gamma Sigma Sigma also sponsored a date auction last year to raise funds for the Walk of America. "We're trying to raise as much as we can. Last year we raised $700 and hopefully this year, we'll raise more," said Pickens.
The March of Dimes Foundation is the sorority's philanthropy according to Pickens, a senior.
"March of Dimes is a non-profit organization that uses money to aid research and education about the fight to prevent birth defects," said Pickens.
Pickens said she joined Gamma Sigma Sigma because of it's involvement with the March of Dimes Foundation. "One of the reasons I joined Gamma Sigma Sigma was because of their involvement with March of Dimes because it is such a good organization in its fight for children."
Pickens also said Gamma Sigma Sigma is very dedicated to service and is very active with local charities and community agencies. "Gamma Sigma Sigma is a service sorority dedicated to serving various community agencies."
She also said that Gamma Sigma Sigma has worked with the Boys and Girls Club and their Brownie Troop, the Ronald McDonald House , ChildHelp USA which works to prevent child abuse, and they also raised money for the World Trade Center Fund last semester.
Concerning membership, Pickens said there are about 80 members currently involved in Gamma Sigma Sigma and that the sorority is open to the entire student body. "We have a rush in the fall and we're not a selective sorority so anybody can join."
Gamma Sig sponsorsm date auction
Published: Mon Apr 08, 2002 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 04:13 p.m.