Since partnering with the Baton Rouge chapter of Habitat for Humanity in 2004, the LSU Greek Community has been building homes for deserving families in the Baton Rouge area.
This extraordinary community project is accomplished through months of promotion and fundraising by students to make this event come to fruition. In the last 16 years, the LSU Greek Community has:
- Built 28 Habitat Homes to celebrate Greek Week
- Raised $2 million – sending 175,000 mailers to family and friends
- Coordinated 14,000 fraternity and sorority members volunteering and donating 46,000 hours of service
- (Most importantly!) Provided homes for 28 deserving families
Greek week 2020 is April 1- 8, 2020. registration for Greek Week 2020 is now open to all guys and it will open for girls on march 15th.
Who is the house for? What is the cause?
We are building the houses for families that Habitat for Humanity has deemed as families in need. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to provide homes for families living in poverty in an effort to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness.
Where is the money coming from?
Members of fraternities and sororities are asked to raise funds for houses by writing letters to friends and family in hopes of donations. Volunteer labor, monetary donations, and construction materials help contribute to building the houses.
What do you do when you get there?
Various tasks will be assigned depending on the person’s capabilities and current stage of the house. We will assist in all areas of construction as needed. Work can range from nailing to painting to moving materials, etc.
Do I have to be Greek to work a shift?
Yes, you must be a current member of a Greek organization to participate.
What do I need to bring?
You need to bring a form of photo identification and a positive attitude. Food will be provided.
Do I have to stay the whole time of my shift?
Yes, you are required to stay for the entire shift.
What do I wear to the build site?
You must wear closed-toed shoes (no sperrys, crocs or boat shoes) and a shirt with sleeves. No tank tops, jerseys, baggy jeans or inappropriate clothing will be allowed on the work site. If you have a Greek Week shirt to wear, that would be great! But you don’t need one to volunteer.
Where will the bus be located? Do I have to take it or can I drive?
Buses load across from the X-lot behind Sigma Phi Epsilon. For liability reasons, you are required to take the bus to and from the build site. You can catch the Tiger Trails for the first transit or one of the Baton Rouge Commuter buses.
Can I still come even if I did not sign up for a shift?
Unless you signed up for a shift ahead of time, you may not participate in Greek Week.
Can I cancel my shift? What happens if I forget to cancel?
Yes, please cancel your shift at least 24 hours prior. However, if you do not cancel your shift and do not show up, your organization will not receive points toward the Greek Week competition.