Alpha Kappa Psi has been a consistent volunteer group for the City of Columbia in the past four years or more. The co-ed business fraternity is made up of about 180 students. The group enjoys helping outside of Mizzou’s campus because it allows them to get involved in the greater Columbia community during their college experience. “It’s important to know that Columbia is more than just Mizzou,” said Olivia Thompson, the Vice President of Service.
The group has helped with many activities, ranging from the Bear Creek Run to litter pickups. This past October a large group from Alpha Kappa Psi gathered at the Bear Creek Trail to cheer runners on and help out along the way. “It’s fun to cheer on others and get excited about the races, even if it’s early on a Saturday morning,” Thompson said.
Thompson said the litter pickups are particularly fun for the organization because much of the group are active in outdoor activities and care about the environment. “We can give back to the community while we give help make the earth more beautiful,” she said.
Alpha Kappa Psi as an organization has made a tremendous impact on Columbia, they always bring a large group of volunteers and show enthusiasm for whatever task is ahead of them.
Written by volunteer Laura Davis