Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Fraternity creates box city


Sleeping in a room made of cardboard and duct tape is not reality for OCU students. But it was the experience for members of Delta Alpha Chi (DAX), the men’s Christian service fraternity, during the last week of September at OCU.

For the fifth consecutive year, the group sponsored Homeless Awareness Week. Members of DAX lived in these makeshift dwellings on the campus lawn. Some also chose to eat only when food was given to them.

DAX President Trey Witzel said, "While we can never fully understand the plight of the homeless, we were able to begin to grasp what it means to sleep outside and be dependent on others for food."

The group also raised money for Skyline Urban Ministry and highlighted the work of Positive Tomorrows, a school for children who are homeless in Oklahoma City.


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