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Mud Tug 2014

Simran Makker on Sunday, 21 September 2014.

Its time to get dirty! Every September for 19 years the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity hosts one of the most popular events at RIT called Mud Tug. The event happens behind the Grace Watson dining hall on the field. The day before, the 6 mud pits are dug. They are about one and half feet deep and filled with water thus resulting the mud. The fencing and ropes are laid out as well and the field is ready to go. On the day of the event, the two organizations get everything prepared as well as follow the tradition of throwing each of the members in the mud. Around noon, the rounds begin during which the teams compete on the 5 pits, which are sponsored by local places. There is a 6th pit, which is used for a play pit where people can go and play in the mud. The team that loses gets tugged into the mud pit. There are brackets as well that lead up to the final tug. There is a fee for the event however all of the proceeds from this event go to the Hillside Children’s foundation. When you come to RIT make sure you go to Mud Tug as it is one the best memories of each year at RIT.