On our newly Knight blog, Throwback Thursday we will be highlighting chapters on their previous accomplishments on hosting an event, helping the community, or competing in competitions.

This week we cover our Alpha Chi chapter at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Founded on November 15, 2008, Alpha Chi has grown to become one of the bigger chapters in our North Texas Region. With a current active house of 15+ brothers, Alpha Chi has been making a name for themselves on campus and locally.

One of their most notable events they host on campus is their 5k color run, “ODPhive K For CASA”. They created this social fundraiser to give back to one of our national philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA is a non-profit organization and advocacy for abused or neglected children in the United States.

“During this event, participants will sign up for a color run, in which participants can choose the means of how they complete the route,” chapter president Juan Armijo explained. This past year, Alpha Chi chapter and thanks to their donors were able to fundraise and donate $2400 to their local CASA.

“Brothers collect money and items (such as water, granola bars, fruit, etc.) from sponsors and donors, such as other fraternities and sororities, campus groups, local business, and Alumni,” Armijo said. After the actual run they had a DJ come out to play some music where they also performed some of their step/dance routines and allowed for fellow Greeks to stroll.

As they prepare for this year’s event, we would like to thank our brothers at Alpha Chi for the great event and wish them the best for another great event and show this year!