Spread s’more love

Photo courtesy of Butler Alpha Chi Omega Facebook

Sophie Robertson | Reporter | ssrobert@butler.edu

Spread s’more love

Alpha Chi Omega S’mores brought students of all years to the campfire-lined front lawn of Butler’s Alpha Chi Omega on Aug. 31. The lure of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers resulted in money raised for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation and greetings had for old friends and new faces.

The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation is responsible for a variety of programs, missions and scholarships that help guide the women of Alpha Chi Omega in their collegiate experiences. These programs give the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega the chance to come together from all over the nation and to participate in mission trips to help those in need.

The Foundation also provides scholarships to the women of Alpha Chi Omega in hopes of easing the financial burden of a college career or any further educational endeavor. In the 2014-2015 year, it provided $165,311 to 128 members.

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Photo courtesy of Butler Alpha Chi Omega Facebook

The opportunities offered by the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation empowers the ladies of Alpha Chi Omega to be the best women they can be so that they can, in turn, support those women less fortunate.

Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy fights domestic abuse against women. The money raised during events like Alpha Chi Omega S’mores supports chapters around the nation so that they can better support domestically abused women across the nation.

Emma Ahlert, sophomore member of Alpha Chi Omega, spoke on this chance to help others.

“We’re advocating for women who aren’t in healthy relationships, and it’s so incredible to see how our volunteering can help in those situations,” Ahlert said.

As the first Greek fundraising event since students returned to campus, Alpha Chi Omega S’mores starts the year off with a bang.

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Photo courtesy of Butler Alpha Chi Omega Facebook

As students ranging from first years to seniors played with fire as they roasted their marshmallows, the ladies of Alpha Chi Omega played fire through the speakers. The smell of campfire smoke lingered on everyone’s clothes. People were drawn to the summer night atmosphere on the Hampton Drive lawn.

Jordan Fischbach, sophomore member of Alpha Chi Omega, explained that since Alpha Chi Omega’s event is the first of the panhel season, a lot of people come.

“It’s a fun way to kick off the fall season,” Fischbach said.

Participating students not only mingled with familiar faces but new ones as well.

Madeleine Lucchetti, sophomore member of Alpha Chi Omega, said this was one of the best parts of the whole night.

“My favorite thing about our event had to be introducing first year women to the concept of Greek Life on Butler’s campus. Go Dawgs,” Lucchetti said.

Emma Ahlert, sophomore member of Alpha Chi Omega, agreed with Lucchetti.

“I loved seeing the newest faces on Butler’s campus and getting to know them,” Ahlert said.

By bringing the Butler community together in the name of a sweet treat, Alpha Chi Omega S’mores raised money for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation. The money raised will go towards empowering women across the county to be the best women they can be, or as Alpha Chi Omega’s motto reads, “Real, strong women.”

 

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