Greeks geek over Greek Week


Bridget Reilly

Member of Delta Sigma Theta and nursing senior Abigail Derosier attends the Greek Week study night. April 9. Photo by Bridget Reilly

During Greek Week, members of the sororities and fraternities come together for competitions and bonding experiences.

“Greek Week builds Greek unity and allows everyone to learn more about the other chapters we wouldn’t know otherwise. It brings together Panhellenic, Inter-fraternity Council and Multicultural Greek Council with the intent of working toward one common goal. It facilitates interaction with new groups of people and allows us to have fun together in a relaxed environment,” Rachel Morgan environmental science and Gamma Phi Beta senior said.

Volleyball tournament

Monday, April 8, Wellness Center, 7 p.m.

“I played in the dodgeball tournament last year, and I wasn’t the best, but it was a lot of fun. This year it’s volleyball, and I’m excited because that’s more up my alley,” Camille Blanton, special education and Alpha Phi sophomore, said.

Greek Study Night

Tuesday, April 9, CSC Comanche, 6 p.m.

“This isn’t the most exciting event during Greek Week, but it’s a reminder of why we’re all here. It’s also nice that we all get together and show other students that even Greeks care about grades,” Braxton Allen, kinesiology and Tau Kappa Epsilon senior, said.

Food-eating contest

Wednesday, April 10, Mustangs Walk, 11:45 a.m.

“Last year the eating competition was so exciting but my mouth was burning from the jalapeños, it would be so hard to do it again,” Destiny Hurd, special education and former Gamma Phi Beta member and sophomore, said.

Greek Sync and Pageant

Thursday, April 11, Comanche, 7 p.m.

“My favorite part was being able to perform in front of everyone and make them laugh. I’m excited to see all the new faces in the Greek community come together and put on a show,” Victor Venegas, political science and Sigma Nu sophomore, said.

Greek Olympics

Friday, April 12, Quad, 5:30 p.m.

“My favorite part about Greek Olympics last year was my team because we won, and I thought it was probably the best bonding experience in Greek Week, there’s nothing like competing, sweating and winning to bring a group together,” Trevor Snyder, mechanical and petroleum engineer and Kappa Alpha junior, said.

Greek Awards Ceremony 

Saturday, April 13, CSC Comanche, 7 p.m. to put Greek Week to an end.

“Greek Week gives the chance for the fraternities and sororities to become more involved with each other and create new friendships. At the end we all are a little closer,” Kaleb Collins, marketing and Kappa Alpha senior, said.

MaClay Wilson, President of Chi Omega and marketing junior said, she is excited to get Greek Week started and can’t wait to participate.

“I’m most excited to witness all of the Greeks come together to have a full week of fun. It’s very rare that you see so many different organizations come together to support one another, but that’s exactly what Greek Week is. I can’t wait to get involved,” Wilson said.

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this story we said that Destiny Herd, special education sophomore, is a current member of Gamma Phi Beta. This is incorrect and the Wichitan regrets this error.