Who’s in your Neighborhood?
By Tina Keller
The University District is full of students and I am proud to be one of them. Being a sophomore at the University of Montana I have had the ability to really get involved on and off campus in my couple years in Missoula. In addition to being a member of Neighborhood Ambassadors, I am actively involved in several other student groups, including Fraternity and Sorority Involvement, as I am a member of Kappa Alpha Theta (one of the four sororities on campus).
Greek life has a pretty big presence in the University District. All four of the sororities are housed in the area, along with five out of the seven fraternities. Many of our chapters take pride in the fact we live in the University District and we try to take care of it! The Greek community partnered with Neighborhood Ambassadors to put on a neighborhood clean up at the end of February. Kappa Alpha Theta also hosted a street clean ups in the past and Alpha Phi adopted the traffic circle off of Gerald and Daly.
In addition to helping out in our neighborhoods, we help out our local communities by supporting our chapters’ philanthropies. As a community, we supported the local CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, American Heart Association, Reading is Fundamental, Service of Sight, and Huntsman Cancer Institution. This is just a small list, skipping a large chunk of this list for space. In light of recent events that have happened on the campus, Sigma Nu, one of the fraternities, is raising money for suicide prevention. Lastly, we always take an active role in Relay for Life.
We as members try to positively impact the community. We always love to get support in our efforts by raising money for our many collections (such as book drives). So if you are walking by one of our houses, don’t be afraid to say hello!