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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Grand Valley's Interfraternity Council holds a silent march around campus against sexual assault on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Taking steps against sexual assault

In solidarity to victims and survivors of sexual assault, more than 300 Grand Valley State University students marched around campus Tuesday, April 11, to support the GVSU Interfraternity Council’s (IFC) semiannual “Steps Against Sexual Assault” event.

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GV Gamma Phi Beta hosts tournament to benefit 'Girls on the Run'

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle while studying at college can prove to be a challenge. With this in mind, Grand Valley State University's Gamma Phi Beta chapter hosted the first annual GVSU "Moonball: Blacklight Volleyball Tournament." The Moonball event, which was held Saturday, Feb. 25, gave participating teams the chance to compete for a monetary donation to their philanthropy of choice. Proceeds from the event went to the Girls on the Run charity, the sorority’s philanthropic partner.

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COURTESY | PHI MU SORORITY - GVSU’s Phi Mu sisters volunteer for Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Wednesday, Feb. 8 

Valentine's for a cause

The popular phrase “children are the future” was honored by the Grand Valley State University sorority Phi Mu Wednesday, Feb. 8, when the Greek organization volunteered at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The organization’s event at the hospital involved the sorority members making Valentine’s Day cards with the children. It was said by Phi Mu members that activities like this allow the children to feel an escape of sorts from the daily struggles of their illnesses.

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Austin Vignola of the Sigma Epsilon Fraternity on Tuesday Jan. 31, 2017.

GVSU fraternity to spend Valentine's Day raising funds for childhood cancer

For some people, Valentine’s Day means indulging sweets and spending the night alone, while others might be first in line at the supermarket with a box full of chocolates and giant stuffed animal that says “be mine.” However, Grand Valley State University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) plans to celebrate the day by dropping carnations on students’ doorsteps and serenading them from a secret, or not-so-secret, admirer.

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ATO continues to ‘walk hard’ for MS research

The term “university fundraiser” often brings up images of social gatherings or crowded rallies. For Grand Valley State University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity however, fundraising is no clean-cut effort. The group is gearing up for their annual “ATO Walks Hard” event, which donates proceeds to the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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