Greek Week 2019

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BY AMANDA DE LAUZON

Staff Reporter

“Every member of Greek Life belongs to their respective chapters and finds their home with their brothers or sisters,” said Panhellenic president and Alpha Delta Pi member Nicole Patch. “We all create our larger community of Panhellenic and the Interfraternity Council and Greek Week is a time for us all to come together and represent our individuality while supporting one another and partaking in some light-hearted competition.”

On April 1, Greek life hosted the beginning event of their annual week-long competition between all Greek organizations. They hosted their kick-off event in the University Commons and continued to have events the entirety of the week to promote unity between Greek organizations and community service.

“Greek Week is planned mainly by our IFC and Panhellenic Vice Presidents of Programming. This year, the students in those roles are Jack Boese from Kappa Sigma and Hannah Jones from Kappa Delta,” said the director of Greek life, Nick Frias. “They have been working very hard since the beginning of the spring semester to come up with the week-long schedule of events and make sure safety is the top priority.”

This week included activities such as Family Feud, an Escape Room, Greek Sing, a banner contest, a community service day, and Greek Olympics.

Greek Sing is a lip singing and dancing contest where each organization gets a theme and needs to prepare a performance in hopes to win points towards Greek week. This year’s Greek Sing was held on Thursday and the theme was board games. Each organization was assigned a game and had to create a routine about it.

The contest was judged by Emily Grobmeyer and Sarah Haimann, who both work in residential life along with Anne Wendel, who works in Volunteer Programs.

Phi Sigma Sigma, which had the theme of Clue, won first place. Second place was given to Beta Theta Pi, which had the theme Candyland, and third place was given to Delta Zeta with the theme Sorry.

“All of our hard work paid off,” said sophomore Beta Theta Pi member Matt Andriunas. “I think we really deserved it, we put in a lot of time and effort, late nights and long hours, so we are really excited.”

The community service day was on Friday and included a lot of student participation in hopes of using Greek life as an outlet to help others.

“The service day is new for us, and we are excited to help bring the Greek Community together in support of the community engagement standards we all uphold in our individual fraternities and sororities,” said Interfraternity Council (IFC) president and Beta Theta Pi member Daniel Marino.

The final event of Greek week was the annual Greek Olympics, which took place on April 7 and consisted of relay races, tug of war, and flag football. The winners were fraternity Omega Phi Kappa and sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, which made for another successful Greek week.

“Although we all wear different letters and promote different core values, Sacred Heart’s fraternities and sororities are all founded on similar aspirations and expectations,” said Marino. “Greek Week provides an excellent opportunity to show our university what we stand for and what it truly means to be a part of Greek Life.”

It was announced Monday morning that the overall winners of Greek Week were Phi Sigma Sigma. In second place is Delta Zeta, and coming in third place, Kappa Alpha Theta.

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