Local Efforts

Since embarking on their journey of bringing a new voice to the campus of Binghamton University, the eleven founders of the Alpha Eta Colony of Delta Epsilon Psi have made great strides in serving their community both on and off campus. In the Fall of 2011, a devastating flood struck the Northern Tier, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage and leaving many of its citizens with damaged homes and even homeless. The eleven men sought the opportunity to reach out to their community and spent several weekends demolishing damaged homes so that new ones could be built. Additionally, many of the brothers went to the on campus gym, where many of those left homeless by the flood were living temporarily, and assisted and spoke to those suffering from emotional trauma. Since then, the eleven men began working with their local branch of Habitat for Humanity initially in an effort to clean up local parks and schools after the flood caused debris to litter the city of Binghamton.  Now, nearly a year and a half later, the brothers of Alpha Eta Colony continue to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity tending to the lawns of local citizens who are no longer capable of doing so themselves. In addition, the brothers began working with Willow Points Nursing Home, helping to serve lunch and organize social events for the elderly. This semester, the men plan on working in an ongoing program conducted by Lourdes Hospital that teaches local citizens how to create environmentally friendly cooking and cleaning products.