The good, the talented, the Phi Significant


Jibran Ahmed, Ryan Fabian, Bradley Schwarze, Kyle Curtis, Jack Sicheneder

By Haylee Sugameli

Move over Miss Congeniality, Mr. Phi Significant is in town. The 27th annual Mr. Phi Significant pageant will take place Feb. 13 in 201 Dodge Hall. The pageant begins at 7:00 p.m.

“It’s really fun to watch the gentlemen of OU get together and show off their skills and talents, while supporting our sorority,” said Victoria Franso ‘16, who is the PR manager for Phi Sigma Sigma.

Lindsay Macco ’15 and Megan Shaw ’17, two members of Phi Sigma Sigma, have put together this year’s pageant.  

Mr. Phi Significant will be crowned and represent Phi Sigma Sigma and their values. The first place winner will receive $100, followed by $50 for second and $25 for third.

The pageant will consist of three rounds. The first is a trivia round where the guys’ knowledge of the sorority will be put to the test. The second is showing off their talents. The third round is different each year and plays off the chosen theme for the pageant. This year’s theme is a Hollywood red carpet theme.

The contestants will be dressed to impress this year as they make their way through the rounds in hopes to become the next Mr. Phi Significant.

Before the winner is announced, the contestants are all given roses to deliver to a person of their choice in the audience.

“It’s the sweetest thing, usually it’s someone in the sorority or their mom,” Franso said.

Phi Sigma Sigma encourages all Oakland University gentlemen to participate in the pageant. Chris Griffin ’15  will be participating for his second time.

“It’s always a fun thing to do, to stay involved and get out there. It’s something that can push people out of their comfort zone and I’ve always had that fear, so doing it continuously helps me out,” Griffin said.

Sigma raises money for charities that will help students prepare for school giving them tools for a higher education. There will be raffles and prizes benefiting these charities. This year they are involved with Blessings for Backpacks and Practice Makes Perfect.

This pageant is a great way to showcase greek life at Oakland University.

All proceeds raised at the event will benefit the charities chosen by Phi Sigma Sigma.