Sigma Lambda Alpha Stroll Off expands to include IFC chapter


    Ten chapters from four different Greek councils competed against each other in the seventh annual Sigma Lambda Alpha Señorita Stroll Off in a packed Brown-Lupton University Union auditorium Friday night.

    Beta Theta Pi was the first ever IFC fraternity to compete in the event.

    “This is a huge step in cross council involvement,” said Adriene Salgado, senior health and fitness major and president of SLA.

    While the diversity of councils was a huge benefit of the event, Salgado said, the main purpose of the Stroll Off is to raise scholarship money for high school students involved in the Boys and Girls Club.

    Salgado said she hoped the event would raise as much money as possible to be able to give out more than one scholarship this year. Last year the sorority gave out two scholarships.

    Each attendee paid for a ticket to enter, and the proceeds from ticket sales go towards these scholarships.

    Teams from five sororities and five fraternities performed routines in front of a panel of judges and a cheering crowd. After three rounds of performances, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Omega Psi Phi came out the winners.

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council were all represented Friday night.

    The five sororities that competed were Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Lambda Alpha, and the Gammas from the University of Texas at Arlington. The fraternities were Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, “Caliente” Chi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Lambda Beta.

    Sophomore movement science major and member of AKA Taylar Green found the event to be a great sign of unity among Greek organizations.

    “It was definitely a great moment for TCU, not just SLA, but for all Greeks who participated,” Green said. “We all worked hard for a great cause.”

    Senior strategic communications major Dana Montes also saw the turnout as a step in the right direction for Greeks.

    “Our goal for this event was to have as many different schools and organizations we can to promote Greek unity,” she said.