MSU Greek life students give back in Lansing

LANSING (WLNS) – Snow wasn’t the only thing coming down hard today.

“The ground’s really cold and hard so i’m just knocking at the bottom of the base to get the weeds,” MSU junior Audrey Gotko said.

Audrey Gotko found herself landscaping today at a community garden in Lansing.

“This actually looks really, really good,” Gotko said. “I’m proud of us.”

She’s a junior in the Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Michigan State, and is one of more than 3,000 students in Greek Life giving back today.

“We really do rely on the community for so much support in different things with our fundraising and our own individual philanthropies, so Greek Week gives us a time to look beyond the national scope and really get down to the community of Lansing,” Gotko said.

Gotko and nine of her sorority sisters are getting green thumbs here at the garden, while others are picking up trash along Edgewood Boulevard.

“We found some kid cuisines. I found a Folger’s tin,” MSU senior Jessica Smith said.

Gamma Phi Beta senior Jessica Smith is happy to log community service hours with her sorority sisters.

“We’re doing it to help the community and actually get out there and do something to make a difference,” Smith said.

Kelsey Krieger says it’s nice to help others beyond the borders of MSU.

“It’s really cool that we get to come all the way out here in Lansing and show people that we’re here and we’re like helping and that we’re here as a community, as a Greek community, Smith said.

And from one community to another, everyone was happy to help.

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