Lights, Cameras, get ready for the return of Greek Week

Greek Week 2017 will take place Apr. 3 to 6 with events all over campus.  The Greek organizations will take on the theme of movies. Some of the events taking place are Cupcake Eating Contest, Volleyball Tournament, Tug-o-War and ending the week is Stepshow and the awards ceremony on Apr. 6.
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Greek Week is back and invites students back into the world of cinema classics this year as teams of Greek chapters will base their festivities around films from the big screen.

Greek Week is filled with major events such as the Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, Apr. 2 at 1 p.m. in Greek Village the Dodgeball Tournament on Tuesday, Apr. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Pennington and the Stepshow on Thursday, Apr. 6 at 7 p.m. at the University Center. 

The theme this year is movies and the selected themes are a throwback to iconic movies of the past. Each team was given two options for their theme and had to vote on which one they preferred. Alpha Sigma Tau, Sigma Tau Gamma and Phi Mu Alpha will join together for their “Ghostbusters” theme. Theta Phi Alpha, Delta Tau Delta and Zeta Phi Beta will unite to represent “Titanic.” Alpha Omicron Pi, Theta Xi, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Gamma Rho’s team will represent the movie “The Little Rascals.” Sigma Sigma Sigma, Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha chose “Dirty Dancing” for their theme, and Phi Mu, Kappa Sigma and Theta Chi selected “Willy Wonka” as their team’s theme.

 

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This year the Order of Omega, a nationally recognized Greek leadership honor society, will be hosting a “Give Back” Day at La Carreta on Monday, Apr. 3 from 4 p.m. to closing to raise funds for the Southeastern Food Pantry.  

“Last year the Order of Omega raised several hundreds of dollars to enable the Food Pantry to purchase needed supplies,” said Assistant Director of the Office of Student Engagement Kyle Gallagher. “This year they are hoping to raise $500.”

Changes are coming to Greek Week.

“This year they will be hosting a Cupcake Eating Contest on Sunday Apr. 2 at 4 p.m. and making the Dodgeball Tournament a permanent event,” said Gallagher. 

Greek Week accomplishes more than encouraging philanthropy. It also brings awareness to the Greek community and their values.

“Greek Week benefits Southeastern by giving the larger community the chance to get to know each of our organizations and learn about what being Greek really means,” said Gallagher.

Keep an eye out throughout the week as teams compete in a scavenger hunt featuring one letter of the Greek alphabet each day hidden around campus. There will be many other events, such as one fraternity’s penny drive, the Golden Silence and the Tug-o-War competition. For individuals interested in details about these events, the calendar of events can be found under the Greek Life section on the university’s website.

 

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