|One chapter creatively used collected|
books as centerpieces at their
spring initiation ceremony.
Other chapters also encouraged campus participation via colorful posters in highly-utilized areas, centrally-located collection sites, stories in the campus newspapers, calls-to-donate via the campus e-mail system, and word of mouth. In describing the key to their success, chapter President Heather Davis of Texas Woman’s University noted, “There seemed to be a correlation between personal touch and contributions. I think it raised the profile of the book drive and of course, helped spread the word about Phi Kappa Phi!”
The Council of Students, who sponsored and managed this inaugural national Phi Kappa Phi Book Drive Competition, selected five winners of the competition, among the chapters whose book drives collected the most donations:
- Florida Atlantic University
- North Dakota State University
- Texas Woman's University
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Youngstown State University
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Other chapters that hosted a book drive include Brenau University; California State University, Sacramento; Campbell University; East Carolina University; Eastern Kentucky University; Elmhurst College; Idaho State University; Kennesaw State University; Louisiana State University; University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Louisiana-Lafayette; University of Memphis; University of South Carolina-Upstate; and Western Washington University.
“The Council would like to thank all the chapters for participating in this book drive,” said Council of Students member and book drive chair Brittany Neaves. “You have helped encourage a love of learning and enabled access to opportunities that can last a lifetime!”
Chapters interested in learning more about these chapters’ book drives or conducting their own book drives or service projects can contact Karen Powell.