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SFA's Greek community raises awareness for cause

March 11, 2015 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Interfraternity Council will host the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" awareness event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the Baker Pattillo Student Center on SFA's campus.

The SFA council has adopted sexual assault awareness as their philanthropy, and this year's event is the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.

IFC is seeking donations of high-heel shoes, which will be utilized by all participants. Drop boxes for the SFA community are located in the Involvement Center and the Greek Life office in the BPSC, Room 3.300. Additionally, there is a community drop box at the Women's Shelter Thrift Store - Family Crisis Center of East Texas, 4610 North St., Nacogdoches.

SFA male students will be encouraged to attend the event, sport their favorite pair of high-heel shoes and walk a mile across campus to raise awareness.

"This is an opportunity for our Greek men to get the campus and community involved in something they really care about," said Dare Chronister, SFA Greek adviser. "The men are somewhat nervous about walking in high-heel shoes, but excited to have fun while raising awareness about sexual assault."

This event will shine light on sexual violence that occurs on college campuses and also will show that members of the SFA Greek community are ready and willing to take a stand and make a change.

For more information about the event or to donate, call Chronister at (936) 468-6292 or email dchronister@sfasu.edu.