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Alpha Phi Events Raise Money for Women's Heart Health

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VERMILLION, S.D. — The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota holds its fifth annual annual “Go Red Week” and “Cardiac Arrest” events in the coming days to raise money for women’s heart health.

Planned events hosted by the sorority include the Hoops for Heart Basketball Tournament with the men of PIKE on Sunday, Jan. 31; Health Day on Monday, Feb. 1; “Pie an Alpha Phi” on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Muenster University Center pit; Zumbathon on Thursday, Feb. 4, in studio room 112 at the Wellness Center; and a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 5.

The major fundraising event will be “Cardiac Arrest” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the MUC pit, hosted by Alpha Phi and members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. It involves “arresting” prominent people on campus who must raise donations to be bailed out of jail. Proceeds will go to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports causes that raise awareness and funding for research for women’s heart health.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News