Greek Week started on Monday, March 27 and continues through Sunday, April 2. The Panhellenic community puts together a series of events and competitions for the fraternities and sororities, to see who the 2023 winners of Greek Week will be.
“The goal of Greek Week is to bring the Greek life community here at SHU together to have a good time,” said junior Erin Polo, President of Panhellenic and member of Delta Zeta sorority. “Greek Week gives us a chance to bring us all together and support our community as a whole.”
The week started off with a safari kick-off in the Martire Forum on Monday, March 27, where each organization collected their Greek Week shirts. The following day, a trivia trek game was hosted on Tuesday, March 28.
“Personally, my favorite event is Greek Sing which is a lip sync/dance competition between all the organizations,” said junior Halina Bridges, Vice President of Programming of Panhellenic and member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. “It is exciting to be able to work on this event that will be held on such a large level at the arena this year.”
Greek Sing is being held on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Martire Family Arena.
“Greek Sing is a dance style lip sync battle between all the Greek Life organizations,” said sophomore Cassidy Williams, member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. “I highly recommend attending, as it is entertaining to not only the participants, but the audience as well.” This event is welcomed to all SHU students.
On Friday, March 30, there will be a banner contest where each organization will create a banner in correlation to this year’s theme.
“Greek Week is so fun and exciting, and it is a way to get closer with your sisters and you get to know people who you don’t usually talk to,” said sophomore Amanda Palladino, member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. “One of our goals during Greek Week is showing the new members what our sorority is all about and how we all are so supportive of each other.”
“Saturday is the most important day, the Day of Service,” said Williams. Saturday, March 31 is a day of service that includes a canned food drive where the sororities and fraternities donate nonperishables to help support Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
“One of the biggest things during Greek Week last year for Theta was donating canned foods. We got the most cans last year and hope for the same this year,” said Palladino. “It’s a fun way to raise the competition and to also give back to our community.”
Sunday, April 2 is the final event of Greek Week, Greek Olympics. This event is hosted on Notre Dame High School’s football field and is where each fraternity and sorority will compete in a series of games consisting of the Human Caterpillar, a Relay Race, Tug-O-War, and Flag Football. This is another event that is welcome to the whole SHU community to go and support.
“The best part about Greek Week is that all of our members have an opportunity to meet one another and grow closer as a community, as well as the fact that we get to serve our greater Bridgeport area through community service,” said Bridges. “I can’t wait to see my vision come to life this year.”
If you want more information about Greek week or you are interested in joining the Panhellenic community you can visit www.sacredheart.edu/student-events–activities/fraternity–sorority-life/