With the help of plenty of cupcakes, pies, chocolate and pizza, Sigma Rho Lambda is donating more money than they ever have before.
This year, “Sweet Treat,” an annual event for the sorority, was held at the Sink. After a $5 donation at the door, a person could eat unlimited sweets and pizza. The sorority raised $1,340 to donate to CU Medical Brigade, a club at the University of Colorado, according to their website.
Kaile Wilson, a 22-year old senior geography and history double major, said that they decided to donate money to CU Medical Brigade because one of her sorority members is also a member of the group and that as a small organization, they try to support other small organizations.
Wilson, who is also philanthropy chair of the sorority, also said that she became involved part of SRL to get more involved Jewish life, and she was drawn to philanthropy because “Greek life gets a bad rap,” and she wanted to show that their primary concern was not partying.
“It’s also a mitzvah to do charity,” she said.
Many other CU students, including many other sororities, also attended the event.
Katie Strive, an 18-year-old freshman anthropology major and Kappa Kappa Gamma member, said went to the event because she never had before.
“Who doesn’t want dessert,” Kacey Peters, a sophomore anthropology and French double major said.
Peters, who is also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, also said that she wanted to give back to the Greek community.
Nikki Bloch, an 18-year-old freshman classics major and pledge of SRL, said she was pleased by the results after the first hour.
Wilson said she agreed with Bloch.
“I’m incredibly pleased by the results.” Wilson said. “The turn out is way better than usual.”