Alpha Xi Delta to host Xi Man event for Autism Speaks


Members of Sigma Nu perfom a skit at the annual Xi Man competition on Oct. 7. The competition raised money for Autism Speaks. Photo by Nancy Urchak.

Kayla Sturm

The Alpha Xi Delta-Beta Tau chapter of Kent State will host its philanthropy event for Autism Speaks on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Kent State ballroom in the Student Center from 6 to 10 p.m.

“We aim to not only raise funds but to raise as much awareness as we can,” said Becca Dios, president of Alpha Xi Delta.

The sorority hopes to raise $40,000 for their national philanthropy, Dios said.

Dios said (Kent State) sororities and fraternities will participate in the event, with each chapter performing a five to seven minute skit and a dance.

According to Dios, following the skits, the competitors in the run for Xi Man and Xi Woman will perform a 30 second dance and a read a short poem that will include facts about autism.

The purpose is to bring awareness about Autism Speaks, but to also have fun.

While the event is for sorority and fraternity members only, non-members can participate but sign-ups are no longer open, Dios said.

Donations are not required, but are highly encouraged.

For further information regarding the Autism Speaks event, visit

Kayla Sturm is the greek life reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].