This Week in Greek

By Campbell McNicol
Elm Staff Writer

Campus has officially been “pinked out,” courtesy of the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha who have successfully put the pressing issue of Breast Cancer Awareness in the minds of every student and faculty member at WAC. If you walked through Hodson Hall on Oct. 20, you probably heard a chorus of voices calling “Free Yogurt!” as the sisters handed out free Yoplait Yogurts in an effort to collect the lids for Breast Cancer. Alpha Chi Omega sister Rettie Duke was happy to support her fellow Greeks and their philanthropy and said, “Of course I’d love to support their cause, and who doesn’t love free yogurt at the same time?” The next day, on the 21st, the ZTA sisters continued their yogurt themed crusade against Breast Cancer by also holding a yogurt eating contest.

The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega turned their attention to their philanthropy as well this week, attending the Domestic Violence Memorial service held in the Casey Academic Center. The sisters could also be found in Hodson Hall at a table collecting donations for the One Love Foundation in memory of UVA Women’s Lacrosse player, Yeardley Love. Yeardley is particularly important to the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega, as several sisters including AXO seniors Carly Cashen and Carly Gardner knew Yeardley.

Alpha Omicron Pi will be hosting their annual 5k walk/run on Sunday the 24th in Wilmer Park in memory of their sister, Jasmine Queen. All proceeds of the event will go towards the sisters’ philanthropy of arthritis research and also towards the scholarship which the sisters erected in her name.

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