Every year during Spring Carnival our sisters participate in Carnegie Mellon's booth tradition by designing, building, and staffing a one or two-story wooden structure on Midway throughout the Carnival weekend. Greek and other large campus organizations participate by building booths that are held to rigorous safety standards before allowing guests to tour them.
Booth is a wonderful opportunity for sisters to bond and work together. Skills needed for booth range from electrical and woodcutting work all the way to small hand-made crafts so there is a way for each sister to get involved and use her personal skill set to help the group succeed! Booth is a favorite tradition of Carnegie Mellon alumni and a favorite part of Carnival for many Alpha Phi sisters.
For Spring Carnival 2019, our sisters created a booth after Winnie-the-Pooh’s 100 Acre Wood. All of our hard work paid off, as we received third place!
Greek Sing 2019 production of Legally Blonde | Photograph by Soonho Kwon
Each spring members of Carnegie Mellon's Greek Community join together for one of the campus's biggest philanthropic events of the year. Carnegie Mellon's Greek Sing showcases Greeks in a competition featuring their skills in singing, choreography, set design and dancing. Each year Greek Sing contributes tens of thousands of dollars to local and international charities, with past partners including the Lustgarten Foundation and The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh. In 2014, Alpha Phi earned the 3rd Place Sorority Philanthropy award and was one of just five organizations to raise over $10,000 for the Children's Institute. In 2015, Alpha Phi received the award for 3rd Place Singles Performances.
Each year our sisters learn songs and choreography, build sets, and have social events to prepare for the spring Greek Sing show. Greek Sing is a wonderful opportunity for sisters to make new friends in the Greek community, show off a variety of talents, and spend time raising money for different philanthropic causes.
For Greek Sing 2019, Alpha Phi partnered with the brothers of Phi Delta Theta to perform Legally Blonde. This year, proceeds from Greek Sing benefitted 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh-based organization that aims to end food waste and feed those in need. We are proud of our community for raising so much money for 412 Food Rescue!