More than 150 UTEP students representing several of the University’s fraternities and sororities will be part of a campus lock-in to raise funds for children with serious illnesses.

Several participants – students and staff – have promised to cut their hair or shave their heads if their groups collect enough money. The shearing will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 29, in the gym. The collective goal is to raise $10,000.

The students will make a $5 donation to attend the lock-in. The campus fraternities and sororities have used different methods to raise money such as member donations, a garage sale, deals with restaurants where they get a percentage of a sale, and getting paid to run laps.

The students will participate in games and athletic activities during the nine-hour event, such as “Minute to Win It,” dodge ball and basketball.

Groups that agreed to participate in the lock-in include Alpha Kappa Lambda, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Lambda Phi, Omega Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, and Zeta Tau Alpha.

“I am excited and proud that our Fraternity and Sorority Life community has united and collaborated with a student organization – Miners for St. Jude – to host a unique event in the spirit of giving,” said Kristy Pacheco, coordinator of Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life. “It is wonderful to see that our community is living up to the fraternal values of philanthropy, leadership and brotherhood. In doing so they are also strengthening relationships internally and with the community.”