Sigma Gamma Rho offers free HIV testing place

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ HIV/AIDS testing has become more accessible to Xavier students in recent months thanks to the Pi Upsilon chapter of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.. At 6 p.m. on Feb. 11, the sorority hosts free HIV/AIDS testing in the Conaton Learning Commons (CLC), room 412. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), in which immune system failure allows life-threatening infections and cancers to develop. “We love bringing this program to Xavier,” Marquetta Monroe, president of Xavier’s chapter, said. “It’s one of our favorite events to host.” The university’s … Continue reading Sigma Gamma Rho offers free HIV testing place

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 … Continue reading Sorority celebrates service