Tompkins County Public Library is the official philanthropy of the Panhellenic Association. Each year the council sponsors an event to raise money for different activities at the library from purchasing new books to youth programs. Historically, women from the Panhellenic community have volunteered at the library over the course of the semester in a variety of programs from reading to children to organizing books.
Each semester the Tri Council hosts a blood drive through the American Red Cross. Both blood drives are publicized throughout the entire Cornell community; faculty, students, staff, and even members of the Ithaca community donate.
As of March 2017, we have decided to become a partner campus for the national non-profit, the Circle of Sisterhood. Founded by sorority women, this non-profit aims to end the oppression of women globally through education and outreach. Our goal is to raise $40,000 by 2020. For more information on the work that Circle of Sisterhood does, please check out https://www.circleofsisterhood.org/
Each semester the the Tri Council hosts a day of service called Greeks Give Back. This day of service provides members of the Greek community with the opportunity to work together to accomplish a common goal. In the past, the Greeks Give Back has consisted of a Collegetown clean-up initiative, a gorge clean-up, refurbishing local parks, and planting within Collegetown and the Ithaca community.
Each chapter also participates in their own philanthropy and service projects and in each other’s activities. Some campus wide events include Into the Streets, The Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance Walk, Take Back the Night, and Relay for Life.