This week the men of Beta Theta Pi dropped off funds raised from their Blue Tie Gala in November. In total this year the Gamma Beta Chapter at the University of Utah raised over $70,000 for our Center! We are so grateful for our partnership with these incredible folks, and excited for the future as we enter another year of partnership.
For over 5 years, the Rape Recovery Center and Gamma Beta have partnered in a myriad of ways. As the philanthropic partner for the Fraternity, nearly $200,000 has been raised to support the services of the Rape Recovery Center and hundreds of service hours have been donated to the center by active Beta’s and alumni. In addition to this incredible support, the fraternity has hosted educational forums on campus each year to educate those on Greek row, and the general student population, on the cause and prevention of sexual violence.
This unique partnership has launched important dialogues about how men can engage in sexual violence prevention, and how more meaningful services can be provided to male survivors. The funds raised have been crucial to our center, and have helped us keep up with the wave of survivors bravely coming forward to seek supportive services. Here’s to another year of growth and collaboration!