Among a variety of different social events over the semester, our signature social event every semester is our big blacklight party. After spending hours prepping the house - putting up black paper, swapping fluorescent lights for black lights, and spray painting the paper in neon designs - we bring in a DJ, turn up the music, and start the party. Often the party is aligned with holidays like Halloween and only makes the party more enjoyable for those who attend. Another semesterly event is our house's Room Party where the actives open up their rooms in the house to host a variety of close friends and significant others for a close-knit party. The house enjoys a busy schedule throughout the semester with bar crawls, sorority pregames and exchanges, and brotherhood events. One example of a brotherhood event is our Christmas Party taking place in December and bringing the brothers close together for one last event of the semester before leaving for the holidays.
In the fall semester, we co-host a pancake dinner with Alpha Omega Epsilon, our sister sorority. This past year lines were out the door waiting for pancakes from our chef in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In total between the two organizations, we raised over $2500 for charity. This is a great event for actives to get their friends from out of the house to show up and help out a great cause while getting great food. In the spring semester, as another joint event with ΑΩΕ, we host a joint broomball event at the Illinois Ice Arena for teams of both organizations and several outside teams. The Ice Arena always does a great job in getting ready for us and we always show up with our game faces on trying to take it all the way with some good spirited competition. In the past we have also participated in ΣΚ's Ultimate Frisbee tournament, ΔΔΔ's Greeks at Bat, and other sorority events. Going forward in the future with our new partner US FIRST, we hope to have several volunteer days to help out in any way we can.
Over the course of the academic year, there are two main events that bring alumni back to the castle to reminisce on their past days in college. In the fall, like most of campus, alumni come back to celebrate homecoming. We have a big tailgate, attend the game, and even have our own football game of undergrads against the alumni. The weekend is full of Illini spirit and shared memories of college both good and bad. In the spring, alumni come back to the castle for our Alumni Work Weekend (AWW) to work alongisde the active chapter to perform renovations on the house. The weekend is kicked off with a meet and greet at Brother's Bar and Grill. Saturday and Sunday are spent working on the renovations scheduled for the weekend as well as several meals. On top of these two weekends, the active chapter can generally expect a couple alumni to stop by each weekend to hang out, go to a game, or stop by to see how campus and the house are doing
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