Georgia Southern University Hosts First Annual Greek Week
STATESBORO, Georgia (March 30- April 2, 2015) – Georgia Southern University hosted its first annual Greek Week involving Greek sororities and fraternities on campus to display their Greek unity throughout games that required teamwork and exciting events.
The week was planned in hopes of bonding the several organizations and allowing the fellow Greeks to interact with one another. March 30th through April 2nd, all organizations arrived at the campus Recreation Activity Center pavilion around 5p.m. for the games to begin. Hotdogs, ice cream and a DJ were present to generate a relaxing atmosphere before the games began.
Games included paint ball, tug of war, obstacle courses, a flag decorating competition, pie eating contests and more. To promote the unity of Greek Life, the organizations were grouped into seven teams from various councils.
“It was the first time we saw our Greek community come together as a whole in a fun and positive way,” said Kionna Hanson, member of the Panhellenic Council. “One of my favorite parts of the week was the flag decorating. It was fun to see what every team thought of Greek Week and what it meant for our campus.”
Surprisingly, there was a three-way tie at the closing of the competition. To congratulate one winner, the three teams had to compete in the obstacle course one last time. The team with the fastest time would be named Greek Week Champions.
Team One consisted of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi, Kappa Delta, Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa. They were titled the first Greek Week Champions and a trophy was given to each organization.
The week was a success in involving all Greek organizations and producing an environment where students could come together for fun and companionship. In addition to donating 78 pints of blood and $784.59 to Eagles for Eagles through Penny Wars.
“I am so excited for Greek Week to become a new Georgia Southern tradition and see how it continues to flourish in the upcoming years,” said Brooke Rappaport, President of Panhellenic Council.
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