MSU’s Mavathon

by: Brett Marshall

One way the fraternities and sororities are giving back and shifting the conversation is their active involvement in MSU’s Dance Marathon, a student group dedicated to raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. They also plan an event known as “Mavathon,” which is a 10-hour celebration of the year’s fundraising and also a final push to raise as much money as they can “For the Kids.”

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Image courtesy of MSU Dance Marathon on Facebook

The committee that organizes the year-long fundraising is led by the IFC and PHC Vice Presidents of Community Service and Philanthropy.

“Dance Marathon is a good way to meet new people and get involved in something that creates an impact on campus, especially because we are MSU’s largest philanthropic organization,” Sarah McClain, the PHC VP of Community Service and Philanthropy, said.

MSU’s Dance Marathon has raised more money than any other dance marathon in Minnesota, already over $150,00 in its eight-year history, and is just one of the many ways that fraternities and sororities are making a positive impact on the campus and community and creating the ultimate college experience.

Sorority recruitment begins Thursday, Sept. 6 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 10. If you have interest in signing up, you can register by visiting Any questions about sorority recruitment can be directed to Lexi Stauffacher at

Fraternity recruitment begins Thursday, Sept. 20 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 23. If you have interest in signing up, you can register by visiting Any questions can be directed to Kevin Hines at

If you have interest in learning more about or becoming a part of MSU Dance Marathon, you can contact Sarah McClain at Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the weekend of February 23-24 as that is the weekend the dance marathon committee is planning on hosting Mavathon.

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