About 160 students participated in Alpha Phi Omega’s third Campus Cleanup Extravaganza on Sunday which was followed by a celebration on Flavet Field with free food, games and an award ceremony.
The participants split into teams of eight to 10 and picked up trash in various areas around campus, filling about 100 bags.
“I like making a difference to the campus, and it is a great way to meet new people,” said Katie Kafer, a member of the coed service fraternity.
Alpha Phi Omega members represented about 30 of the people who took part in the cleanup.
The rest were students who wanted to get involved and help.
Alpha Phi Omega gave awards to teams for the categories of most spirited, best dressed, most garbage collected overall and oddest object found.
The winning teams received medals and sunglasses.
“Carrying the trash bags may get heavy for some people,” said Amber Danielecki, the organizer of the event.
“But in the end, it is such a rewarding experience, and it makes you a happier person.”