The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority will host its annual Pay to Pie an Eta Phi event as a finale to Theta Week on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bell Tower.
For $5, students gain entrance to the event and one pie. They can then pay $1 for each additional pie or $10 for unlimited pies. Students get to pie not only members of Theta, but members of other Greek organizations as well.
All the money raised from Pay to Pie an Eta Phi and other Theta Week events goes to Court Appointed Special Advocates. This organization represents foster children in the court systems, and makes sure that the children’s rights and needs are taken care of, said Chief Panhellenic Officer Erin Thiele.
This year, Theta Week is birthday party-themed, because CASA throws birthday parties for kids who have never had birthday parties.
Thiele and the Theta executive committee were inspired to shed light on this aspect of what CASA does because birthday parties are something “we take for granted, and as children think are normal for every kid,” even though it is not the case for every child, said Thiele.
Pay to Pie an Eta Phi is Theta’s major philanthropy event for the fall semester, and Thiele is excited to get the campus involved.
“We are surrounded by such great organizations that support us, so we would like to give them a week that allows them to get involved and get to know Theta, and get to know what we do to give back to our philanthropy,” Thiele said.
Article written by Emily Allen. Photo courtesy ofAndrea Schollnick