DePauw Women Plan Habitat for Humanity Project
December 24, 2007
December 24, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Putnam County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the largest land purchase in the organization's history" last week "and hope(s) the new site will be ready for DePauw University women to break ground on Putnam County's first all-woman build by the end of 2008," reports Greencastle's Banner-Graphic. The eleven-acre plot of land is located just north of Greencastle.
"The DePauw Panhellenic Council has been working diligently to create a partnership with the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity chapter," reports Autumn Hansen, Greek life coordinator at the University. "Our goal is to enlist as many women students at DePauw as possible -- sorority members and non-Greeks -- to build a home for Habitat this spring. It's part of a two year commitment we've made to raise $50,000 for Habitat and to build a home. This project is further testimony to the community service of DePauw students, which is doing much to improve the quality of life for others," Hansen adds.
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The 2007 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) finds that by the time DePauw students are seniors, 92% have participated in community service or volunteer work. Learn more about student outreach efforts in this previous story.Back