Alpha Sigma Phi’s “Pie a Sig” is back after Marshall returns to normal after two years.
The event’s purpose was to raise money for the fraternity’s main philanthropy: Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN), a network that is anti-sexual violence. RAINN also has programs to help prevent sexual violence, help survivors and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice.
“We are just doing a philanthropy event for RAINN, who is our main one. We are a part of Alpha Sig, and its ‘Pie a Sig’ [is] just a small event to raise money,” Noah Dunmore, vice president of ritual traditions, said. “We do a lot of them throughout the year, and Alpha Sigma Fry is coming up at the end of the month, which is our biggest one.”
The event, which took place beside the fountain near the Memorial Student Center, allowed students to pay three dollars to pie an Alpha Sig member in the face with a Styrofoam plate full of whipped cream.