UM Tacky Prom raises funds for education

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, December 22, 2016

By SABRINA ZIZO / Community Columnist

The University of Montevallo’s Panhellenic Council, a council for five sororities on campus, hosted Tacky Prom on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The Panhellenic Council serves to preserve a good alliance between five sororities on campus: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma and Phi Mu.

Tacky Prom was held from 8-10 p.m. in Bibb Graves Studio.

The $5 ticket proceeds benefited Circle of Sisterhood, a non-profit organization based in Indianapolis, Ind.

Circle of Sisterhood’s mission is to fight educational barriers, poverty and oppression placed on girls and women. They do this by granting funds to organizations all over the world who offer services that parallel with their mission.

This year’s Tacky Prom event raised enough money to send 10 girls, from a third world country, to school for an entire year.

The UM Panhellenic Council, the single largest women’s organization on campus, was successful in creating an event that was enjoyable to students, while raising funds that went to a worthy cause.

“I loved that the sororities on campus got a chance to work together for one philanthropy event,” Emily Page, a senior Chi Omega, said. “We always support each other’s national philanthropies, but this time we were all working towards a common goal. It is crazy the great things we can accomplish when we work together.”