Chi Upsilon Sigma, a Latin based sorority on campus that is committed to empowering women, will be hosting the “Week of Wisdom.” Each event each day that will encourage women to better themselves. Chi Upsilon Sigma is concerned with four main values: social, cultural, political and educational awareness.
The “Week of Wisdom” events will run Monday through Friday and will take place in Sykes.
It will start with Monday’s multicultural night titled “Take the Lead.” The members of Chi Upsilon will be personally teaching the three top Latin dances: bachata, salsa, and merengue.
This night of dancing is being sponsored by the Latino American Student Organization and also the Caribbean American Leading Young Professional Organization, and will take place in Sykes ballroom at 6:30 p.m.
The sorority will also host a self-defense class Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. taught by Jon Brill, who is one of WCU’s Public Safety officers.
As Chi Upsilon member Genesis Mateo added, “there have been so many incidents occurring on and around campus, and we want women to feel safe whether they’re walking to class or walking home at night.”
On Wednesday night, the sorority will be having a “Hashtag and Retweet” event at 8:00 p.m. in room 252 B in Sykes that will detail how social media can affect one’s future job prospects. Employers now use the Internet to see if they can find any inappropriate information on their future employees, and Chi Upsilon thinks it is important to remind women that they should be conveying themselves on social media in the same fashion that they would convey themselves in an interview.
“Expresso” will take place on Thursday, which will be a Chi Upsilon informational meeting. This night will be a night of meet and greets and learning about what the organization does and stands for. Mateo made sure to note that the meeting has “homey feeling-not a lecture.” Be sure to check out the informational meeting if you have any interest in joining the organization. It will be a fun way to learn more.
Concluding the “Week of Wisdom,” on Friday, the members of Chi Upsilon will be having one of their famous bake sales for their CUSSIE cupcakes (CUSSIE is Chi Upsilon Sigma’s nickname). They will be playing music and selling cupcakes for $1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sykes, and all proceeds will go to supporting the I Have A Dream Foundation (IHAD).
If you are on the fence about joining this sorority, or just looking to find out more, there is reason enough to “come and embrace yourself in a culture that’s outside your own,” said Mateo.
Kirsty Palo is a fourth-year student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at KP762793@wcupa.edu.