Theta Chi raises $15,600 in philanthropy dance competition

by Kaitlyn Knopf May 29, 2024

Theta Chi Fraternity boys wear "I ♥️ AXO" paint on their bodies during the Alpha Chi Omega dance Maura Shernisky / Mustang News

After selling out more than 1,200 seats in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), Cal Poly Theta Chi raised $15,600 through Sorority Best Dance Competition (SBDC) for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo organization according to Alumni Chair Dylan Glass. 

SBDC is a philanthropy event run by Theta Chi where sororities form a dance team and work together with a couple of members of Theta Chi to produce a three- to four-minute dance. The teams perform at the event and are scored by a group of judges, according to Theta Chi Vice President Jack Murphy.

Sigma Kappa won first place, according to the Cal Poly Theta Chi Instagram. 

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County supports one-to-one mentoring opportunities within SLO County. Their organization provides partnering volunteers or “bigs” with children to participate in activities together. Through this partnership, it provides children with an opportunity to learn and gain more life skills. 

“We’re a nonprofit organization. And so donations really fuel all of our programs…We’re so grateful to partner with [Theta Chi] and for them to give us the opportunity to not only raise money and support our organization but also to get awareness about our work, especially with the students at Cal Poly,” Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County Executive Director Stacy Salame said.