Public Health

Fraternity and Sorority Life Vaccine Challenge Award Recipients

Johnson County, Iowa – In collaboration with the University of Iowa Fraternity and Sorority Life, Johnson County Public Health held its first ‘Chapter Champions for Health’ challenge with Fraternities and Sororities at the University of Iowa.

The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness, educate, and inform members of the fraternity and sorority community, other UI students, and the community about an area of public health. Once a year Johnson County Public Health will recognize a fraternity or sorority who promotes sustainable healthy behaviors and practices. This year’s focus was COVID-19 vaccination with the challenge posed to each chapter to be the most vaccinated.

Johnson County Public Health would like to thank all of the organizations who participated and congratulate the following organizations who achieved 100% vaccination for COVID-19. Those organizations are:

  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Incorporated
  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
  • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Incorporated

“We value the opportunities to engage with our community and collaborate with Johnson County Public Health on ways to forward public health initiatives. The fraternity and sorority life community are committed to bettering the neighbors of which we are apart,” said ShirDonna Lawrence, Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs at the University of Iowa.

“It was clear many students were passionate about being vaccinated and promoting vaccination among their friends. It was fun working closely with UI fraternity and sorority life staff and students and I look forward to continued partnership,” said Susan Vileta, Health Educator at Johnson County Public Health.