ISU Greek community welcomes local residents for holiday walk

AMES, Iowa -- Fraternity and sorority houses on Iowa State University's campus are opening their doors to the public for the first Greek Holiday Walk Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 2 p.m.

"The Greek and Ames communities have co-existed for over a century, yet few Ames residents have seen the inside of our homes," said Bryan Humphreys, executive vice president of the Interfraternity Council and event coordinator.

Participants can begin the self-guided tour at the Gamma Phi Beta house, 318 Pearson Ave., and tour three fraternity and three sorority houses. Maps and refreshments will be provided.

"We feel that this event will give local residents a chance to get to know our Greek and campus communities a little better, while working toward the 'One Community' initiative," said Humphreys.

Houses along the holiday walk also will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program.