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FSILGs Support the Officer Sean A. Collier Self-Sponsor Scholarship

June 16, 2015

On May 9, fraternity Kappa Sigma and sorority Pi Beta Phi collaborated to run “Carnival for Collier” to raise funds for the Officer Sean A. Collier Self-Sponsor Scholarship. The barbecue allowed members of the MIT community to congregate and relax at the end of the semester, a time of high stress for students. Cathartic activities such as a Super Smash Bros Melee video game tournament provided entertainment as well as a dunk tank manned by members of 12 different fraternities and sororities and the Assistant Director of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups (FSILGs), Jacob Oppenheimer. Attendees at the dunk tank donated money for a chance to dunk the representatives and 16 gamers participated in the tournament, competing for a $50 Amazon gift card.
The groups decided to donate to the scholarship fund “to recognize the sacrifice of Officer Collier and the dedication of the MIT Police Department,” according to Kappa Sigma Community Chair Lambert Chu ’17. The event was timely, coming soon after MIT Police was given the FSILG Advocate Award and the unveiling of the MIT-designed Sean Collier Memorial on Vassar and Main Street.
Kappa Sigma and Pi Beta Phi wish to continue events like this and hope that other FSILGs will continue to host existing events that benefit charities and members of the MIT community.

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