Buy waffles to help raise awareness on Women’s Wellness Initiative


Maggie Tregre

Members of Alpha Sigma Tau sell tickets for “Waffle Night.” The sorority raises fund for their philanthropy Women’s Wellness Initiative annually by organizing the event.

Students in the university will be selling waffle to raise awareness regarding the issue of Women’s Wellness Initiative.

The Phi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau is hosting their annual “Waffle Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Every year, the sorority hosts “Waffle Night” as a fundraiser for the Women’s Wellness Initiative. Participants can buy a ticket prior to or at the door of the event.

Jami Bush, a junior accounting major, is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. She described what comes with purchasing a ticket for the event.

“You can come to the event and we’ll sell tickets there,” said Bush. “You get a waffle, unlimited toppings and a drink. We play music, we do games, and it’s just a fun night and a way to raise money for a good cause.”

Paige Modicut, a senior political science major, is the president of AST. She explained why the organization is trying to raise money for the initiative.

“Women’s Wellness Initiative is our national philanthropy for Alpha Sigma Tau,” stated Modicut. “They do more stuff now with Girls Who Code, that’s another partner, and Dress for Success. Those are things that could go towards Women’s Wellness Initiative. Girls Who Code is organizations at high schools and things like that for young girls who want to start coding, and Dress for Success is helping women in less stable situations get that professional aspect in their life, like interviews.”

Last year, over 300 people attended “Waffle Night.” Modicut explained that anyone is welcome to buy a ticket and come participate.

“Family members get to go, people on campus, anybody can come to ‘Waffle Night,’” said Modicut. “It’s a really fun event, it’s one of our more popular ones.”

The event lasts from 6-9 p.m. in the parlor of the sorority house. Attendees can come at any point during that time.