The FSL community at Marshall University completes thousands upon thousands of hours of community service each year. Every member is required through the FSL Office to complete at least 10 hours of community service each semester. Our students host events with the local animal shelters, the Girls and Boys Club, the domestic violence shelter, and many other places throughout the greater Huntington area. The fraternities and sororities also pair up with each other on a normal basis to plan partnered service events such as Spike for a Cure.
Our community raises more than $40,000 toward individual chapter philanthropies each year.
We partner with the Huntington Boys and Girls Club in Gyandotte, WV, as our FSL community-wide philanthropy. Every semester the councils plan an event for the children at the Boys and Girls Club.
During the 2015 spring semester, the fraternities and sororities of Marshall University raised $36,578.60 for Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital as part of their participation in Marshall’s first-ever 24-hour dance marathon, Dance Thunder. In 2016, FSL at Marshall raised $40,093.39 for the same cause. The money will help children affected by chronic medical conditions and help make the Hoop’s Family Children’s Hospital a supportive and top-notch center for pediatric medical care in Huntington, WV.
Marshall’s FSL continues an invaluable relationship with the American Cancer Society.
During the 2012-2013 Academic Year, FSL at Marshall extended this partnership in putting on “Greeks Shedding of the Pounds,” a year-long competition very similar to ABC’s The Biggest Loser. The competition finished off with a 5-K run.
In Spring 2012, FSL partnered with the ACS to hold the first ever GRΣΣKS AGAINST CANCER. During the two-month competition, fraternities and sororities raised more than $17,000 for the ACS and Cabell County Relay for Life.