Greeks take jail time for donations

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The St. Cloud State University chapters of the Acacia Fraternity and the Phi Epsilon Alpha Sorority raised $215 in 24 hours for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at a fundraiser last month.

"Locked Up for Life" was a marathon in which members of the fraternity and sorority spent 24 hours in a make-shift jail cell located in the Atwood Memorial Center Mall. The display illustrated the amount of time they were willing to donate in order to raise money for the hospital. Members spent hour-long shifts in the cell, each required to spend at least one hour on an overnight shift.  

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened on Feb. 4, 1962, in Memphis, Tenn. The hospital cares for sick children while conducting medical research on a number of diseases. For more information, visit:

Acacia was founded in 1904 at the University of Michigan.  Members strive for high scholarship, fraternal brotherhood and human service. For more information, visit

Phi Epsilon Alpha, whose motto is "love, peace and sisters," focuses on individual academic growth in a structured environment. For more information, visit

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