Campus / Flunk Day / Greek Life / News / April 15, 2010

Flunk Day Survival benefits kids

Sigma Nu promotes survival in more ways than one with an original fundraiser benefitting their national charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Until Flunk Day, members of the fraternity’s candidate class will be selling Flunk Day Survival Kits in Seymour Gallery. Each bag is different, according to members of Sigma Nu, containing knick-knacks, noisemakers, condoms, jewelry and other Flunk Day surprises.

“We want to make people safer and get people excited for Flunk Day,” said freshman Sigma Nu candidate Chris Holland.

Holland is happy to be helping St. Jude’s and he looks forward to his first Flunk Day.

“I’m excited for the atmosphere of excitement,” he said.

Sigma Nu hopes to bring this enthusiasm to the rest of campus.

“There doesn’t seem to be a lot of hype this year,” said senior Sigma Nu member senior Lyall Wallerstedt of Knox’s current attitude towards the mystery date.

The fraternity asks that purchasers do not open their Flunk Day Survival Kits until Flunk Day.

“We’re very serious,” said Holland. “It’s part of the fun.”

For those concerned about the price of kits, fraternity members assure that the contents are worth the money.

“Can you put a price on safety, fun and helping children with cancer?” asked Wallerstedt. “No, you can’t.”

Sarah Colangelo

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