The Alpha Delta Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity held APO Week Sept. 16-20. The week’s events included Kiss or Pie a Greek, a date auction, a themed fashion show, a game show and a campus clean up dedicated to the Wise Loop.
APO members dedicated the week to raising awareness and fundraising for the fraternity’s National Service Week later in the semester, but the events were also designed for the enjoyment of the student body.
On Monday, students had the opportunity to Kiss or Pie a Greek on the lawn adjoining the cafeteria. The event raised nearly $50 that was split between the various Greek organizations that participated.
The annual date auction was Tuesday night in Wallace Auditorium and raised nearly $500. The auction started in 2010 and has since raised money for youth oriented organizations like March of Dimes and Boys and Girls Club. Twenty-five contestants participated this year, with bids starting out at one dollar and some reaching the $40 mark. There were even a few two-for-one deals. Contestants paraded across the stage at Wallace and were bid upon by several members of the audience.
Wild Out Wednesday, also held in Wallace Auditorium, provided a wealth of laughter to contestants and audience members as well. This event was modeled after the Nick Cannon show Wildin’ Out. Two teams, blue and yellow, the colors of APO, were given scenarios to act out and then judged by the audience. Each round, contestants were required to make another contestant laugh or spit up water or receive a response from the audience.
“Wild Out Wednesday, is an improv game show where two teams compete against each other to make each other laugh. This event is for students to laugh and enjoy themselves,” said Ambre Campbell, a senior and Service Vice President. “Basically these are just social events for students to come out and enjoy,” Campbell added. “We are taking donations, but not asking for them.”
The Gender Swap Fashion show on Thursday night in Wallace, presented several young women dressed in men’s clothing. Jasmine Little won the judge’s votes with her fashion sense. Little wore gray slacks, a light gray vest with a white button-down shirt, bow tie and a tweed ascot cap.
Students met Friday to form groups and walk the Wise Loop to pick up trash. APO leads several campus and loop clean-ups a year.
For anyone interested in participating with APO in community service events or becoming a member, contact Ambre Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.