UNM’s fraternity and sorority communities will team up with the Physical Plant Department (PPD) on Saturday, Feb. 20 as part of Greek Week to perform landscape enhancement projects and campus beautification, as well as process collected recyclable materials.

“UNM’s fraternities and sororities do a lot of community service projects on their own, but working with PPD gives them an opportunity to come together as a Greek community to collectively make an impact in our city,” said Greg Golden, Student Activities advisor for Greek Life.

This is the first time students in the Greek community will volunteer to work on the University campus as part of Greek Week. Golden came up with the idea because “the students spend so much time on the campus that it just makes sense to give back to UNM.”

Students representing UNM's fraternities and sororities will beautify areas across campus as part of Greek Week.

Students will paint benches and crosswalks, clean out landscape planters, install mulch in planters and around trees, clean up a UNM-owned open space, perform graffiti removal, and sort bottles and cans for UNM Recycling.

200 Greek Life students are expected to participate in the campus community service day at UNM, as well as hundreds of others who will volunteer at off-campus sites across the city, including the Albuquerque Biological Park.