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Kansas Epsilon (Emporia State) Conducts Record-Breaking Homecoming Pole-Sit


The 34th annual Phi Delta Theta Pole-Sit for SOS, Inc. was conducted over the Emporia State Homecoming Weekend with record results. The brothers generated $4,376.59 for SOS, Inc., the agency providing services, advocacy, and education for victims of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect. SOS, Inc. serves a six-county region. The prior record was set in the late 1990s with collections totaling $4,200.

SOS, Inc. Director, Connie Cahoone, was presented the check at the colony’s dinner on October 29. The enhanced boot drive took place in front of campus for 27 hours. Advanced gifts were received online and through tabling. Kansas Epsilon alumni and Emporia Alumni Club officers assisted the colony and made additional contributions.

Brothers take turns sitting in a chair atop a 12-foot pole at 12th & Commercial Street while others collect change at the intersection corners. The Pole-Sit concept began in 1986 and was inspired by the flagpole-sitting craze of the 1920s and 30s.