During his freshman year at Cal State Fullerton, Scott Griffin originally didn’t think he was going to rush for a fraternity because of “the stigmas and stereotypes on how fraternities only party.”

After finding out Delta Chi’s philanthropy supports the Jimmy V Foundation, Griffin immediately changed his tune. The foundation helps a cause that’s close to heart for Griffin, who lost his grandfather to cancer.

The Jimmy V Foundation, which focuses on cancer research, was founded by the 1983 NCAA Tournament champion and North Carolina State basketball coach, Jimmy Valvano, who lost his battle to cancer after a long, hard fight.

In finding ways to raise funds for the Jimmy V Foundation, the Delta Chi fraternity holds philanthropy projects like Puppies and Pies where people can pay $5 to play with puppies and hit a Delta Chi brother with a pie.

Sororities and fraternities at CSUF hold social events to raise funds for their chapter’s philanthropy. There are more than 25 fraternities and sororities and four Greek councils from CSUF, each focusing on its own philanthropy, said the assistant director to CSUF Fraternity and Sorority Life, Toubee Yang.

The philanthropy efforts within the sorority and fraternity life could be nationwide or local, depending on the chapter.

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