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AKA’s Pretty in Pink

Written by Brian Hickey


Come Monday, VSU will be chanting “All Pink Everything” as they attend the events the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. have planned. With it being their Greek week, the VSU chapter of Kappa Upsilon plans to host a different event for students every day from Sunday through Saturday.

They will begin their week on Sunday with a day of worship as they attend service at Crossing Jordan Baptist Church. Following that, they will be having a “Soul Food” social on Monday in the UC Ballrooms. The entry fee will be three canned goods.

“It’s like a family reunion!” said Stacy Brewer, current member and senior communication sciences and disorders major.

Tuesday, Kappa Upsilon will host “On the TLC Tip,” a sexual awareness forum which will take place in Odum Library room 1160, followed by “Clueless,” their trivia game night, on Wednesday in Jeanette Hall room 1111. Students will be able to come out and participate while interacting with each other.

Thursday will be “Living Single,” an auction where students will get to place bids for dates with people being auctioned off.

“Some [sisters] will be getting auctioned off,” Brewer explained. “There will also be males from other Greeks.”

Upon winning their bid, on Friday night students and the person they won in the auction will be treated to a movie night, which is another Kappa Upsilon event located in the UC Theater. This event will also be open to the rest of the student body.

“Love Jones is being shown, and there will be refreshments after.” Brewer said.

“[The auction] is a really fun event that we do every year, and it goes to great cause,” Ariane Griffin, current member and senior mass media major, said. “The money goes to Relay for Life and LAMP.”

Their week will finally conclude on Saturday with their “Sister Sister: Big Hat Tea Social” in the UC Cypress Room which will be opened only to girls on campus. There will be a $10 fee to attend, but all proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund.

“The Big Hat Tea Social is a fundraiser for our scholarship,” Kelsey Garner, president of Kappa Upsilon, said. The scholarship is dedicated to Deidra Miller, one of their sisters who passed away due to domestic violence.  “You can purchase your ticket from any of the women of AKA on campus,” Garner said.

The scholarship will go to two deserving females who attend schools in Lowndes County.

The sisters of the sorority are greatly looking forward to the week as well as the support and attendance by VSU students.

For more information, find the ladies of Kappa Upsilon on twitter @19KU_AKAS08.

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