The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


National service sorority Gamma Sigma Sigma weeds out 26th annual Give Day

Anna Malinowski, Gamma Sigma Sigma The sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma pictured in front of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants agricultural training gardens.

September 22, 2023/12a 

Erie Pa— As always, Give Day starts off with a prep rally, and this year there was a record breaking 1,400 Gannon University volunteers were registered to serve the Gannon and Erie community.  

Gannon Universities only service sorority on campus, Gamma Sigma Sigma, was given the opportunity to volunteer at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants agricultural training gardens.  

Gamma Sigma Sigma was given the task of weeding in the agricultural training gardens.  

Story continues below advertisement

The agricultural training gardens is a place for refugees and immigrants to plant fruits and vegetables that they may be missing from where they are originally from.  

Junior Biology major, Victoria Holmes serves as the Treasurer and Zebrahood Chair in Gamma Sigma Sigma. When asked what service meant to her, she said: 

“Service means choosing to spend my time giving back and reflecting on all the things I must be grateful for. It’s just an overall good way to reflect and take a step back.” 

When discussing what Give Day means to Holmes, and what her favorite part of Give Day is, Holmes expresses:  

“[Give Day] exposes me to organizations and things I wouldn’t otherwise be a part of. I am grateful for the opportunity Give Day affords me to continue to grow and learn as a person. My favorite part of Give Day is getting to connect with new people and learn more about the community Gannon is a part of through service.”  

Give Day is a perfect opportunity to allow students, alumni, faculty, and staff to give back to the Gannon and Erie community. Over 45 sites in Erie and Ruskin were serviced this year for Give Day.  

For those who missed Give Day, and do not want to wait until next Fall, fret not, there is Day of Caring in the Spring that students, faculty, and staff can register for.  

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Charlize Harding, Editor-in-Chief
Hello! This year's Editor-in-Chief is Charlize Harding. She has been writing for about a year and a half; last year she served as the News Editor. In addition to the paper, she is a part of Gannon’s service sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma; the English International Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, and co-editor for Gannon’s literary magazine, The Totem. Charlize also works on campus at the Writing and Research Center. During her down time, she loves to watch movies, go out with friends and just chill. Thank you for all of your support with The Gannon Knight!

Comments (0)

All comments will be reviewed for language before published on the website.
All THE GANNON KNIGHT Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *