Fraternity gears up for national service week

The Kappa Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity Inc. is hosting its 22nd National Service Week Nov. 5-11.

Service Week gives us a chance to give back to our campus, community, nation and frat, said Torrey Turner, 21, a business administration student from Dallas and spring 2000 pledge.

This service fraternity was founded May 10, 1952. The Chapter motto is: “If I am to be anything at all, I must render service to all.”

This year’s National Service Week theme is “Building Campus and Community Relations.”

“It’s unique because one week out of the year, all the chapters across every campus work at the same time on the same thing,” Turner said.

Events consist of a Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day, Election Support Day, A Day of Enlightenment, Adopt-A-Daycare Day, Fundraising For a Cause, Unified To Serve and Spiritual Awareness Day.

“One thing we wanted to do is show our appreciation to those who don’t get much recognition on campus” said Roy Mosley, 21, a biochemical studies student from East Saint Louis, Ill. and spring 2000 pledge.

Other events are Monday night football, Fall 2001 Informational, Blaze Battle and a five-on-five basketball competition.

“Of course we expect a huge turnout. We have a lot in store for students,” Mosley said.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend these events.

“I hope students open up and give themselves to servicing others like we do,” said Turner.