Tech students take gifts to NIU
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- A group of fraternity and sorority members from Virginia Tech is visiting Northern Illinois University in the wake of the shooting rampage on campus last week.
A Virginia Tech spokeswoman says students attending the Mid-American Greek Council Association Conference in Chicago are going to the DeKalb campus Thursday. They'll deliver signature boards with messages of support and gifts to members of the Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Chi fraternities.
One of the five NIU students killed in the shooting was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, and two of those injured were Sigma Chi members.
The Hokies United group also is collecting condolence letters, notes of encouragement and snacks to send to NIU. The shootings occurred ten months after a student killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus.