Grand Valley State University hosts head shaving event for childhood cancer reasearch

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Valley State University hosts a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event to help fund childhood cancer research. Organizers joined FOX 17 in studio to talk about it.

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10 comments

  • Brooke Tomcsik

    I am very disappointed in the media today and surprises to say I’m disappointed in Fox17… When a Greek organization, they are singled out, as is fair. However Greek organizations do a lot of good for their communities and it is only mentioned that they are students at a university. That 160 mile trek over GVSU’s spring break was done by fraternity men– not just GV students.
    Sigma Phi Epsilon should be getting a little more credit for what they are doing as a geek organization. Please quit demonizing these organizations and give credit where credit is due.

  • Brooke Tomcsik

    I am very disappointed in the media today and surprised to say I’m disappointed in Fox17… When a Greek organization does something wrong, they are singled out, which is fair enough, however Greek organizations do a lot of good for their communities too. When they do good things, it is only mentioned that they are students at a university. That 160 mile trek over GVSU’s spring break was done by fraternity men– not just GV students.
    Sigma Phi Epsilon should be getting a little more credit for what they are doing as a Greek organization. Please quit demonizing these organizations and give credit where credit is due.

  • JZ

    Fox please change the headline and give credit to the Fraternity Men of Sig Ep who organized and put on this event. This event was not put on by GVSU officials nor do they have any role in it. Great job guys!

  • Laura

    This needs to be changed. The university had nothing to do with it. I’m tired of the media pinning the actions of one or two people on an entire fraternity, but when an entire fraternity does something POSITIVE it’s swept under the rug or attributed to the university. Give Sigma Phi Epsilon the credit they deserve for putting on such a great philanthropy event!

  • JR

    While it is somewhat frustrating that credit was given to GVSU and not the fraternity. Our main goal was not to credit us for the work we did, but to get the word out on this awesome charity! Thank you to FOX17 for given us this opportunity to spread knowledge of St.Baldricks to all of West Michigan! We look forward to giving you more positive stories from greek life at GVSU and hopefully working together again in the future!

  • Darryl

    On Wednesday April 1st you aired this interview on the evening News featuring two GVSU students and an event they organized, St. Baldricks’s. Throughout the interview your reporter eluded to how the event was a “GVSU” event, this continued even after Brian had corrected her on the event was being but on by the MI Kappa Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) at GVSU. Taking into consideration recent events in the Greek Community, ie; SAE at OU, there has been a surge in the dislike of Greek Organizations across the nation. This negative view was very evidently displayed during the airing of this interview. Seeing that I am an Alumni of GVSU and the SigEp Chapter there it was very disheartening to me to see that my Fraternity was not receiving the recognition that it deserved. The St. Baldrick’s event they hosted was not done by the University as a whole it was done by an organization of 60 plus members that spent countless hours organizing and promoting the event. I think as a whole if you were to take an honest look at the Greek Life community at GVSU you would see that it is not the stereotypical Greek Life.