Elizabethtown College’s fifth annual PRIDE Program Volunteer Day was held on Saturday, April 5. The PRIDE program, standing for Promote, Recruit, Involve, Donate and Employ, was founded to engage all people in the Etown community.
The first campus cleanup day was held on April 6, 1901. Today, the PRIDE Program has revived this tradition. The campus-wide event was planned and organized by the Alumni Association and Student Senate. This year, there were 200 volunteers. Students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as visiting students from Rutgers University, lent a hand to help clean up campus. During PRIDE Day, several projects were happening in different locations on campus with the uniting goal of cleaning up campus. Volunteers cleaned up around the lake, picked up trash across campus and mulched around Myer Residence Hall, the Dell and by Wolf Field.
Momentum, a program to help students prepare for college life, helped to plant some trees on campus. More than 200 volunteers participated in the event this year.