There is nothing some people love more than fashion, and there is nothing better than using that love to help support a good cause. So attention to all fashion lovers: West Chester University sorority Alpha Xi Delta is planning to hold ‘Greek Runway,’ similar to the Bravo television program “Project Runway.” According to Heidi Klum, host of “Project Runway,” “One day in fashion you’re in, and the next day you’re out.” Nothing could be more ‘in’ than watching models from WCU organizations parading down a runway and helping out a good cause at the same time.
So far, the organizations that are participating include Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Pi, Phi Mu, Off Campus Commuters Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Sigma Sigma; however, Alpha Xi Delta is encouraging any other organization on campus to consider participating.
All of the organizations are asked to make two outfits, one made of recyclable material and one candy-themed, but they are to spend less than $50 overall on both looks. After being judged on these two outfits, the three organizations with the most points will then be asked to make another outfit on the spot with materials provided. The winner of the entire contest will then receive a prize.
The outfits will be judged in five different categories that are each worth 10 points. The categories are creativity, uniqueness, adherence to rules, stage presence and practicality.
In addition to watching the organizations display their outfits, Alpha Xi Delta is also hoping to hold raffles for the spectators of the show which will be an additional cost.
“We think it’ll be a good time,” Margie DiPasqua, philanthropy chair for Alpha Xi Delta said. “We would love it if everyone came out to support our event and Camp Dream Catcher.”
The competition will be held in Emilie K. Asplundh Hall on Wednesday, March 26 at 8:45 p.m. The entrance fee will be $3. Alpha Xi Delta plans to donate all of the proceeds to Camp Dream Catcher, the Inter-Greek council philanthropy. Camp Dream Catcher is a non-profit organization that allows children infected with the AIDS virus or affected by the virus to go to camp for free one week in the summer.
Marcelle Bacon is a first-year student at West Chester University. She can be reached at MB650800@wcupa.edu.