Service to Others

Since its inception, the Xi has remained firmly connected to the Middletown Community by participating in volunteer service projects on a regular basis. Every Saturday morning, brothers attend different projects often with other Middletown or Wesleyan organizations. Over the past few semesters, we have worked with Habitat for Humanity, the NEAT mentoring group, the Nehemiah Housing Group, St. Luke’s Elderly Care Home and countess other local organizations.

Apart from these weekly activities, the Xi has annually served food and drink at the University’s “Take Back the Night,” an event which allow student rape victims to share their stories with the greater community. The brotherhood also sponsors a Middletown Little League team in the challenger division for students with physical disabilities.

Beyond volunteering in the community, the Xi opens up its Chapter House for charitable events regularly. Every October, we hold a Haunted House event for the local children of Middletown. We have also hosted several successful benefits concerts featuring student, faculty, and professional bands to raise money and awareness for malaria prevention, displaced New Orleans artists, and victims of domestic abuse.

As our brotherhood continues to increase, the Xi expects that its dedication to its credo of “service to others” will increase exponentially. While we have received Psi Upsilon’s “Clasped Hand Award for Outstanding Philanthropy and Service” the past two years, we are consistently re-evaluating our level of commitment to Middletown and are finding way new innovative ways to better help the community.

If you have any further questions about the Xi’s Community Service or you or your organization would like to get involved, please e-mail the current Community Service Chairman Chris Foley ‘10 at ccfoley@wesleyan.edu.