Frequently Asked Questions
How many students are involved with NYDM?
NYDM is entirely run by the 1,400 Fraternity and Sorority Life students at New York University.
Can anyone become involved with NYDM?
All NYU students can participate in campus fundraisers and events, however the NYDM dance marathon is available for members of IRHC and the Fraternity and Sorority Life community.
What are the different levels of involvement in NYDM?
• Executive Board: NYU Fraternity and Sorority members can apply to be on the NYDM Executive Board and organize the event.
• Dancers: The Dancer program is the highest level of commitment for students. Dancers are required to stand for the entire 12-hours at NYDM. They must raise a minimum of $300 prior to the day of the event. Dancers receive special benefits at the event, including free food and beverage throughout the day.
• Moralers: Moralers play a vital role on the day of the event. They are responsible for standing alongside and supporting the Dancers for 12-hours. Moralers also receive special benefits on the day of the event.
• Volunteers: Students may sign up to be volunteers for the day of the event. Volunteers assist the Executive Board in running the event by signing up for specific shifts throughout the day. Volunteers are also rewarded on the day of the event for their service.
Are NYDM and The B+ Foundation the same thing?
No. This is a very common misunderstanding. NYDM and The B+ Foundation are separate organizations. NYDM is a subcommittee of the New York University InterGreek Council. The students of the NYU Fraternity and Sorority Life community make all the decisions regarding NYDM. NYDM has chosen The B+ Foundation as the beneficiary for their event. The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is an IRS-Certified 501(c)3 organization which provides funds for pediatric cancer research and offers assistance to families of children with pediatric cancer.
Does New York University or anyone else govern NYDM?
NYDM is a University-recognized student organization governed under the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office at NYU. NYDM follows all rules and regulations set by the University, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office, and the InterGreek Council. NYDM is also under the advisement of a Fraternity and Sorority Life advisor.
How does NYDM raise money for the event?
NYDM utilizes many different fundraising techniques in order to raise money for pediatric cancer. The main source of fundraising comes from online donations through our secure donation site. Other fundraising sources include: profit-shares, canning, and corporate sponsorships.
Where can I find more information about NYDM?
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