MORE THAN 45,000 students vote for Greeks Give Back Challenge Teams

Voting closed at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, October 27th, during the Finals of the Greeks Give Back Challenge. Thank you to the more than 45,000 students who voted over a nine-day period!

The ranking of the student teams according t0 the online voting results:

  1. Chicago Area Universities Combined Team Project — 20,225 votes
  2. Harvard University Team Project — 16,394 votes *
  3. Duke University Team Project — 3,829 votes
  4. University of Illinois-Chicago Team Project — 3,113 votes *
  5. Princeton University Team Project — 2,654 votes
  6. Columbia University Team Project — 487 votes
  7. Georgetown University Team Project —  481 votes *
  8. University of Virginia Team 1 Project —  387 votes *
  9. New York University (NYU) Team Project — 193 votes *
  10. Boston College Team Project
  11. Northwestern University Team Project
  12. Rutgers University Team Project
  13. Drexel University Team Project
  14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Team Project
  15. Stanford University Team Project
  16. Northeastern University Team Project
  17. University of Virginia Team 2 Project

* Indicates one of the five student teams that advanced to the Finals of the Greeks Give Back Challenge.

Check out all the projects led by student teams from the 18 university campuses who have been competing in the 2012 Next Generation National Student Competition to develop the most innovative ideas for community service projects that benefit others, as part of the the Next Generation Initiative’s Greeks Give Back Challenge.

Check out all the student team projects at

Click on the individual links below to learn more about each team’s project — and see how you can help these students give back! More information will be added as each team gets closer to undertaking its project.
     • University of Chicago
     • DePaul University
     • University of Illinois – Chicago
     • Loyola University Chicago
     • Northwestern University


About the 2012 Competition

As part of the National Competition, each student team has followed 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 have been 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 were required to submit a proposal in April 2012 that follows the Competition requirements and fulfills certain selection criteriaThe most competitive proposals were selected as semi-finalists and became eligible for small grants towards funding their proposed projects. The top finalists in the Competition have been 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 Studyand 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 — when you show 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

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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