Sorority celebrates service

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~

Xavier’s Pi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is hosting a week of events to celebrate 92 years of community service.

The “Rise of a RHOyal Empire: Poodle Week 2014” began Nov. 8 and will continue through Nov. 16.
On Nov. 10, the chapter raised awareness about diabetes at its “Battle RHOyal: Knock Out Health Disparities” event. Participants played Family Feud and battled for prizes.

On Nov. 16, its members will host a reflective event at the Multicultural, Gender and Women’s Center that sheds light on the role of African-American women throughout history.

The event, “A RHOyal Highness: the Evolution of Black Women,” encouraged members of the Xavier community to lift others up and promote high self-esteem.

There will be a “RHOyal Experience” to honor the seven founders of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority on Nov. 12.

The chapter sponsors its “RHOyal Combat” self-defense class on Nov. 13. The class begins at 7:22 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Clocktower Lounge.poodle week bw

On Nov. 14, the chapter will travel to Rockdale Academy for student tutoring.

“The whole purpose of Rise of a RHOyal Empire: Poodle Week 2014 is to bring awareness about a host of different things that are important to Xavier University’s campus and to allow the campus to celebrate 92 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service with us as Pi Upsilon and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and to continue to honor and work towards the ideas and goals our seven Illustrious Pearls started 92 years ago,” President of the Pi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority Briana Davis said.

Xavier’s Pi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority was established at Xavier in 2005. The chapter works to bring those ideals and principles to Xavier’s campus and the surrounding community.

For more information, contact Briana Davis at