Greek Life

Alpha Phi Alpha to host step show benefiting ACS

The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity are expecting a packed house for their April 20 Campus Wide Step Show in Derryberry Auditorium.

“The step show is something we do every spring semester,” Osijo Rotimi, Alpha Phi Alpha secretary, said. “It is our philanthropy for the American Cancer society and it goes toward our chapter of the year award.”

The step show begins at 6:06 p.m., following an after party at CB’s Bar and Grill. The Alphas are selling tickets in the UC for $7 in advance, $10 at the door, the day of the show.

The money from ticket sales, along with community donations, goes towards the ACS.

This year there will be five sororities competing: Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, and for the first time a non-panhellenic sorority, Zeta Phi Beta.

No fraternities are performing in the step show this year.

“It’s unfortunate, but the step show will be more competitive since it’s all girls,” Rotimi said. “These women have worked really hard and I need everyone to come out and show support for them.”

Zach Bailey, Alpha Phi Alpha member, said, “I feel like stepping is stepping. Either a team is good, okay or bad. If you step and you are a good team, the winner will be determined by the judges regardless of experience.”

Rotimi said, “The 2012 Campus Wide Step Show will be epic.”