CNU Greeks are serious about community, solidarity, and reaching out to others.

These principles are often expressed through creative campus fundraising efforts that benefit local and national charities.  

Increasingly, our Greek students want to be directly involved in the lives of others to strengthen our campus and community.

Explore the many initiatives now underway, and find a way to engage!

CNU Greek Serve Our Neighbors Day Saturday, January 29th

The grand finale of Spring 2011 Rush Week was the Inaugural CNU Greek Serve Our Neighbors Day.  This was an effort to meet and thank those who live closest to CNU for their hospitality and support.  Students provided a variety of services including yard cleanup, garage cleanup, and porch cleaning/painting.*  Enjoy the video from the event!

Saturday, January 29th

  • 11:00am  All Greek Brunch @ Regattas
  • 11:45am  Send Off from Trible Courtyard
  • 12-3:00pm Serve Our Neighbors (the neighborhoods closest to CNU: Riverside and Hidenwood)
  • 3:00pm Hot Chocolate in the Trible Courtyard 

Be a Mentor.

Most Fraternities and Sororities connect new members with a Big Brother or Big Sister who will invest time and care in order to develop the younger student.  Such friendships typically prove to be a great source of encouragement for everyone involved.  In an effort to replicate the value of the mentoring model, our Center issued a challenge to CNU Greek organizations: What if you also become Big Brothers and Big Sisters for young people in our community?          

Many students responded to the initial challenge and have since become trained through the VA Mentoring Partnership and placed in a school or community based mentoring relationship with a local student.  For one hour per week, these CNU Mentors visit with and invest themselves in the lives of kids throughout Newport News and the Peninsula.  The Center now offers training at the beginning of each semester for students who would like to become mentors.

Mentor Requirements:

  • Be in good standing at the University.
  • Complete a two-hour training session facilitated by the VA Mentoring Partnership or other approved Mentor Training Organization.
  • Pass a background check administered via one of our Mentor Placement Organizations (Big Brothers, Big Sisters, VA Mentoring Coalition, etc.).
  • Commit to meeting with mentee for at least one hour per week for one year.*

*The commitment is based on either one academic year or one calendar year, depending on the starting date.  Mentors are not required to meet with mentees during academic breaks.

Next Mentor Training Session: Tuesday, February 22nd 7-9PM DSU Boardroom

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