By Dylan Valic
Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) fraternities collected over 500 books at their Dr. Seuss themed book drive on March 6 in Hillwood Commons. The books will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Long Island.
The theme was inspired by a friend’s little sister who didn’t know who Dr. Seuss was, according to RJ Ayroso, a junior nursing major and member of TKE. There were several Dr. Seuss cardboard cutouts for students to take pictures with. The drive accepted any type of children’s books.
TKE is a fraternity “built on the honest convictions of love, charity, and esteem,” according to its mission statement. KKG is a sorority that “seeks for every member throughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles.”
The book drive is one of several events these Greek organizations host on campus. TKE raised money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital last September during the St. Jude walk/run, an event where teams of volunteers completed a 5K walk or run to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. KKG recently joined campus in September 2018, and its members plan to participate in more events in the near future.