The Four Pillars: Service

Our Community Service and Civic Engagement programs target local, state, national, and global needs. From the food can drives, to walk-a-tons, to raising funds for disaster and emergencies, to helping business entrepreneurs succeed all around the world, NJIT students grow into more well- rounded citizens in an ever-changing global society.

Celebrity Reads Program

What do our Chapters do?

Throughout the academic year our Fraternity and Sorority community members will be visiting local schools to participate in the Celebrity Reads Program.

What is Celebrity Read?

As a part of United Way of Essex and West Hudson's investment in our community's youth, and in celebration of African American History Month, the Celebrity Read program was developed in 1990. Celebrity Read is designed to inspire our youth with information about the important contributions people of color have made to American and world history. More importantly, the goal is to bring real life role models who are willing to share their life experiences and, in the process, instill a sense of pride and hope for the tremendous potential that exists when people work together as a community. Celebrity Read now proudly boasts over 400 volunteers from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and gender groups.

Breast Cancer Walk

Our Chapters participate in a three mile walk in Newark to raise money for Breast Cancer research. This event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and takes place every year. It is one of the largest annual walks in New Jersey. In 2011 our Chapters raised over $1000 in donations and put in over 252 hours for the cause.

NJIT Toys for Tots

November through December (annually)
Campus Center Lobby

NJIT Toys for Tots is a campus wide service event collecting new, unwrapped toys or donations.  Toys are distributed as Christmas gifts to needy children in the local Newark community via the Salvation Army and the New Community Harmony House and others. Our goal is to send a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

For more information or to sign up for any of our service activities, drop by the Campus Center Information Desk or contact

Community Service and Philanthropy Totals

Fall 2011

Donations Collected $3358
Hours Served 887

Spring 2012
Donations Collected $8845
Hours Served 2621

Fall 2012
Donations Collected $2581
Hours Served 1273

Spring 2013

Donations Collected $7020.6
Hours Served 2967
Fall 2013
Donations Collected $14,196
Hours Served 4449