THE TEAMS in the first Greeks Give Back National Student Competition

Go to to check out how college students from these 18 university campuses are volunteering to give back to their communities — as part of the Next Generation Initiative’s Greeks Give Back Challenge 2012 National Student Competition engaging students in the development of innovative community service projects that benefit others.  

Show your support — and help these students give back!

The 2012 Student Competition Teams

     • University of Chicago
     • DePaul University
     • University of Illinois – Chicago
     • Loyola University Chicago
     • Northwestern University

About the 2012 Competition

As part of the Competition, each student team is following a set of guidelines to develop a detailed proposal and budget for a community service project they will undertake during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Working with a faculty advisor from their campus, and at least one outside, non-academic advisor or mentor, student teams are competing to develop the most innovative idea for a community service project that will have a concrete, positive social impact upon others, in a way that serves their needs.

To take part in the next stage of the Competition, teams must submit a proposal by April 23, 2012 that follows the Competition requirements and fulfills certain selection criteria. The most competitive proposals will be selected as semi-finalists and become eligible for small grants towards funding their proposed projects. The top finalists in the Competition will be invited to present their project proposals before an independent panel of judges. The top finalists will receive monetary grants to implement their projects during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Giving back: turning values into action

The Next Generation National Student Competition is an outcome of the Got Greek? Project’s Next Generation National Student Research Study, and is made possible by a generous grant from the Zapis Charitable Foundation, along with additional support from the Maliotis Charitable Foundation and the Gerondelis Foundation.

You can join these foundations and leaders from our community — and encourage these outstanding students in their efforts to  give back to their communities, turning the values their heritage embodies into action — by showing your support for the the 2012 Next Generation National Student Competition with a donation today to the Next Generation Initiative’s Greeks Give Back Challenge.

Greeks Give Back links

The Finals of the 2012 Greeks Give Back Challenge

VOTE for the Greeks Give Back Challenge team of your choice

Help these students give back!

The Greeks Give Back Challenge

The Next Generation National Student Competition

Student Competition Online Application

How to Give Back: Ideas, resources and examples for student projects

Everyone Can Make a Difference: Announcing the Greeks Give Back Challenge

The Got Greek? Project

The Got Greek? Study

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