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The women of OAX continued their annual philanthropy event, "Big Man on Campus" at the Roxxy last semester, raising thousands of dollars.

In November, OAX, which previously existed as Alpha Chi Omega sorority, raised $20,400 for domestic violence by hosting Big Man on Campus, a social event held at nightclub The Roxxy where junior and senior men perform dance numbers and compete for the title of "Big Man on Campus." 

All proceeds were donated to Women Against Abuse, a center that provides shelter, legal assistance and other social and vocational services to women living in the Philadelphia area who have been victims of domestic abuse.

“This event is one of our highlights of the fall semester, and our members are very passionate about working with and raising money for Women Against Abuse,” Wharton senior Natalie Sica said.

Throughout the semester, members of OAX contribute to the event by selling tickets, finding sponsors and assisting the participants in choreographing and organizing their performances.

Despite revoking their charter with the University last April, OAX still continues to host BMOC, which was the principal philanthropic event of Alpha Chi Omega. As they are no longer affiliated with the AXO national chapter, they are no longer obligated to give a portion of their proceeds to the national organization.

OAX now donates the $20,400 that they raised directly to Women Against Abuse. Donations from previous years were around $10,000.

“This year we raised significantly more money than we ever had before and were able to donate the full amount raised to Women Against Abuse,” Sica said.

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