Staying Connected during COVID-19

Like most of us, SAL members at Old Dominion University are staying home to stay safe. But they are not letting the pandemic keep them from connecting with one another in innovative ways.

Chapter president Cam Le reports that GroupMe has been a great way for her officer team and active members to stay in touch, even before this time of social distancing. Officers each have individual responsibilities to maintain chapter functions, and together they are holding an Earth Day raffle for an eco-friendly water bottle; writing letters to nursing home residents and staff; and raising funds for ODU students and staff in need, community meals, and the American Cancer Society.

Members who need academic support or simply someone to talk to about all of the changes in students’ lives can schedule a Zoom appointment with ODU’s Learning Center staff, where Le is a student employee.

ODU SAL officers are also spreading positivity on social media. SAL members who submit photos of their remote learning space, how they’re having fun during this quarantine, or other positive images, donate to chapter fundraisers, or make appointments with campus support staff get entered into the chapter’s end-of-year raffle for ODU and SAL goodies.

Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud of ODU’s service, achievement, and leadership during difficult times.