- University of Central Oklahoma hosted homecoming weekend.
- Sigma Tau Gamma performed “dad dance” in jorts and fanny packs.
- Fraternity gave money to their national philanthropy, the Special Olympics.
Fraternities in the Greek system are always perceived to party every night. They are typically seen taking intramural sports way too seriously, getting a lot of girls, crazy ways of spending spring break. But we never usually see this type of brotherhood that dances for a good cause.
The University of Central Oklahoma celebrated homecoming weekend. A performance during this occasion was highly praised and even went viral. The university’s chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma performed clad in jean shorts or jorts and fanny packs tightly clipped around their waists.
Cheer and Dance 2017 back-to-back champions! #UCOHomecomingAlso, we have a gofundme to raise support for our philanthropy, Special Olympics! Any donation is greatly appreciated and will go towards helping out Special Olympics! https://www.gofundme.com/special-olympics-benefit
Posted by UCO Sigma Tau Gamma on Saturday, October 14, 2017
“Cheer and Dance 2017 back-to-back champions! #UCOHomecoming
Also, we have a gofundme to raise support for our philanthropy, Special Olympics! Any donation is greatly appreciated and will go towards helping out Special Olympics! https://www.gofundme.com/special-olympics-benefit”
The almost four-minute performance was full of lifts, stunts and viral dance moves. The video posted on their official Facebook page now has 6.3 million views, 63k shares, 42k reactions and 11k comments. Because of the exposure they received, they decided to set up their own GoFundMe page to bring attention to their national philanthropy, the Special Olympics.
Thank you so much to everyone for the outpour of love over our Homecoming Cheer & Dance routine. We're glad that all of…
On October 16, they posted their gratitude to the support they have received with a Facebook post, “Thank you so much to everyone for the outpour of love over our Homecoming Cheer & Dance routine. We’re glad that all of you enjoyed the video as much as we enjoyed performing it. Though we are thrilled that our video has reached such heights, we also understand that we have a greater responsibility to affect positive social change. As such, please consider making a donation to Special Olympics, our national philanthropy. Click on the link provided to lend your support: https://www.gofundme.com/special-olympics-benefit #BZSigTau“
The GoFundMe page that was set up by the STG members are still up and less than a thousand dollars away from their goal. A lot of comments on their Facebook video includes being a good example to expect from the Greek system. The appreciation of the public makes them work more for their national philanthropy, the friendships they create and their school spirit.