CSU Men Shave (and Don’t Shave) to Save

Columbus State University police and the Xi Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma are raising awareness for breast cancer with the power of beards and buzz cuts.

On October 26, the men of Kappa Sigma hosted their 11th Annual Shave to Save event. About 15 men shaved their heads with a goal to raise $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. At the conclusion of the event, approximately $8,000 had been raised. Additional donations are being accepted through the end of October and can be made at www.xi-iota.com.

For the first year ever, CSU police are also taking part in breast cancer awareness month with pink ribbon lapel pins and facial hair. Beginning in October,

CSU Police Chief Mark Lott relaxed the department’s grooming policy for officers who choose to grow neatly maintained beards. Those who enjoy the new perk are encouraged to make a donation and/or fundraise for a charitable cause.