Service Through Philanthropy
Chi Psi Beta Fraternity, Inc. was founded to act primarily as a service based Greek organization. Throughout each academic school year, we host various service events to promote causes within both the South Asian and Texas A&M communities. Our two main philanthropies are to raise awareness for mental health and the Bone Marrow Registry.
Project 365: Mental Health Awareness
Mental illness is a topic surrounded by controversy and taboo, particularly within the South Asian community. The goal of Chi Psi Beta is to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and provide help to those who need it but are afraid to ask. We host a Silent Walk through campus in order to raise awareness for mental health, as well as as a suicide prevention workshop that trains people to spot the early signs of suicide and prevent them from occurring. All of the proceeds from our Project 365 date auction goes to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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Bone Marrow Awareness Dinner
The Bone Marrow Registry is a national registry for those with diseases and conditions requiring a bone marrow transplant. Currently being run by the National Marrow Donor Program's Be The Match Foundation, the Bone Marrow Registry helps individuals find transplant matches. Unfortunately, only a small number of South Asians are in this registry. This is a problem because matches are extremely hard to find and usually people are paired with someone from their own ethnic group. Our goal is to increase the number of South Asian donors in the registry and raise awareness about the registry within the South Asian community at Texas A&M University through our annual dinner. To increase the number of matches, we have partnered with Scott and White to expand on their Donor Program and help people in need of a match.