The Delta Chi Brotherhood of SUNY Fredonia recently spent three days serving Greystone Nature Reserve. The men performed a variety of tasks, including removing invasive species, supporting gardening activities, harvesting crops, and reassembling piles of wood. All of this vigorous work was aimed at helping Greystone Nature Reserve prepare for the upcoming winter season. Greystone Nature Preserve is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve 72 acres of Chautauqua County by eliminating invasive species and planting native trees and shrubs while caring for native animal species. It also provides experiential environmental education to surrounding schools, organizations and individuals.
Delta Chi is a fraternity of service whose mission is to help students who seek structure, direction and fellowship.
Their chapter started at SUNY Fredonia in 1991, making this their 30th anniversary.
Their goals are to promote friendship, advance justice, develop character and help in acquiring a good education. Throughout their 30 years of history in the Dunkirk and Fredonia region, community service continues to be one of their main objectives.
Current President Dylan Serrano explained why they are focused on giving back to the community they call home.
“We think it’s important to lend a helping hand because the community has been so supportive of our fundraising and philanthropy efforts. We just want to give back the support we have received and continue to be an organization that the people of our community are proud of. Too often fraternities are seen as a black eye for a college town, causing trouble and disrupting the peace. We believe that with the continuous teaching of our values, we can be quite the opposite, as an ally of our neighbors rather than a nuisance ”.
Delta Chi plans to help with a variety of other causes, including cleaning veterans’ headstones at Forest Hill Cemetery, working at Friendly Kitchen in Dunkirk serving breakfast and lunch to the less fortunate, and attending Fredonia’s “Autumn sweep” managed by the Applied Communications Association (ACA).
Delta Chi continues to explore the community for more opportunities to help.
If organizations request their services, they can be contacted through their Community Services Representative, Jamison Horch, by phone at (716) 248-4821 or by email at [email protected]