The largest grant was awarded to Lambda Phi Epsilon, an Asian-interest fraternity, which received separate grants of $11,400 and $2,482 for two events. The larger of the two grants will be used for Identity Xpression, a three-day workshop and panel event. Pham said that Lambda Phi Epsilon needed funding to bring the dance group Poreotics to the event.
Applications for the first round of winter quarter grants closed on Jan. 11. In total, 19 student groups submitted 20 applications for $100,000 in funding, with Lambda Phi Epsilon– which submitted two applications– applying for close to $25,000 and the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society applying for more than $13,000.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY JOINS DOSOMETHING.ORG, DKMS AND BE THE MATCH TO “GIVE A SPIT” ABOUT CANCER ON OCTOBER 11 & 12
WHAT: DoSomething.org, DKMS and Be The Match® are asking college students to “Give a Spit” about cancer by hosting bone marrow donor registry drives on their campuses to let students know their spit could save a life. To kick off the campaign, Stanford University’s 100K Cheeks and Lambda Phi Epsilon chapter will hold their launch event on October 11 & 12, 2011.
100K Cheeks signed up to partner with Do Something, one of the largest social change organizations specifically for teens and young adults. Together they launched a national campaign, called ‘Give a Spit for Cancer,’ aimed at activating college students to set up registry drives in their community. This campaign not only helped 100K Cheeks spread their message of bone marrow donor registration to an even broader audience, but it led to 20,000 new cheeks swabbed in a three-month period.
It all started with a fire. Well, it wasn’t exactly a fire, although the heat of an inferno would have been nice as a group of at least 100 stood expectantly outside of Paul Brest Hall in the brisk autumn night. They were waiting for the final part of IDX (Identity Xpression), a two-day event jointly hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon and the Residential Arts Program intended to promote awareness of and engender an appreciation for the diversity on the Stanford campus.
Lambda Phi Epsilon (LPE) has been working with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) as part of their national philanthropy since 1995, the year when one of the fraternity brothers, Evan Chen, was diagnosed with leukemia.
The Theta Chapter at Stanford University organized a joint effort to help Chen find a bone marrow donor and, in a matter of days, over 2,000 people were typed. A match was eventually found for Evan, but unfortunately by that time, the disease had taken its toll on him and he passed away in 1996.
“It’s hard to believe my friend is gone and that I only had such a short time to say goodbye,” said Kwon. “I can say that I’ve never been so proud of my best friend as I was in those few moments. I’d never seen him fight so hard. We’re going to miss him deeply.”