UDance, hosted at the University of Delaware, is a 12-hour philanthropic
dance marathon that unifies the campus community and raises awareness
for pediatric cancer. It's the university's largest student-run philanthropy
and has raised over $7 million since its origination in 2007. This past
year alone the UDance Community raised a record breaking $2,252,081.70 for our Heroes.
Lambda Chi Alpha's UDance Hero is Hayden Goodwin! We just celebrated Hayden as he has now been in remission for 11 years. We are looking forward UDance 2020! Date to come.
UDance was founded in 2007 and has grown substantially in the past 11
years. The 1st UDance was held in the Trabant Student Center at
University of Delaware and was sponsored by 2 Greek organizations –
Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Phi. In 2009, The Andrew
McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation partnered with UDance and
helped the event grow significantly.
Today, UDance is an event that brings together the entire university
community. Students spend the entire year fundraising to fight childhood
cancer and truly feel the accumulation of their efforts at the event in the
spring. UDance continues to benefit The B+ Foundation, which honors the
memory of Andrew McDonough. Student organizations have also gotten
the chance to ‘adopt’ B+ Heroes, children who are battling cancer.
More information regarding how you can donate to Lambda Chi Alpha's UDance page will be available Fall 2019.
Lambda Chi Alpha announced a national partnership with Feeding America, a nationwide network that provides food and services to over 46 million people each year. Lambda Chi Alpha chapters across the country collected over 3.6 million pounds of food.
In 2015, our chapter beat our goal and set a new record for Lambda-Beta by raising an incredible 79,653 pounds of food. Combined with last year’s totals, we have raised over 120,000 pounds of food to support Feeding America over the past two years. This was due largely to the creation of two new philanthropy events, Love Duets and Watermelon Bash.
We host Love Duets with the sisters of Sigma Kappa. For the event, fraternities and sororities are paired together and perform a duet before a packed crowd in the Trabant multi-purpose rooms. The event is a huge success and loved by all who attend. Because of its success it has become an annual event! In the fall, we host Watermelon Bash with the sisters of Gamma Phi Beta. Watermelon Bash is Lambda Chi Alpha’s national philanthropy event. During the event, fraternities and sororities are paired together and participate in a variety of watermelon-themed events. For the past few years Watermelon Bash has taken place on the Harrington Turf, and we can’t wait until September to host the event again!
Our chapter, along with the Communications Department, also hosts a week-long food drive each semester. Throughout the week, we gather on the Trabant Patio to collect food and cash donations. At the end of the week, we meet on the North Green to host our popular event Stick a Fork in Hunger. Each person that donates throughout the week gets to stick a fork on the Green to indicate that they fed a family. It’s always a great feeling to look out on a green covered in forks and appreciate all those who support our cause!
Our chapter takes incredible pride in our philanthropic efforts. Last year, because of the amount of food we raised, we were invited to participate in Lambda Chi Alpha’s “March Madness Challenge” to raise awareness for Feeding America. Only five other lambda Chi Alpha chapters nation-wide received this honor.
If you would like more information on our philanthropic efforts, please contact our External Vice President, Grant Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org)