For those of you who have followed my blog previously, this will not be news to you. However, for you newcomers, you will soon learn that I am a proud member of the Athenian Literary Society. Here at Erskine, we do not have Sororities and Fraternities. Rather, we have Literary Societies which are unique to Erskine. These organizations operate similarly to the Greek life of other schools with the same emphasis on sisterhood/brotherhood and service. However, at Erskine, they are much less expensive and exclusive.
The Athenian Literary Society, home to over twenty Erskine women, serves the campus and the community through several aspects, including Breast Cancer awareness and fundraising, Relay for Life involvement, and other activities that vary from year to year. Last night, I had the opportunity to serve with some of my sisters at the local retirement home in Due West. The event coordinator had planned a special dinner for the residents themed a Dinner in New York which involved dancing, singing, and music. We were able to assist by providing waitressing services to serve these wonderful members of the community. Speaking with these wise and inspirational men and women proved to be a wonderful and fulfilling experience.
Even to those not involved in a Literary Society, Erskine offers several opportunities to serve in various capacities. Our small Christian school places much emphasis on the quality of service and is in the process of exploring even more and new ways to involve the students. If you are looking for a school which fosters growth through community and service, Erskine just might be the place for you!