The start of April marks the time of the year that fraternities and sororities begin looking forward to Greek Week, which begins Monday.
Greek week is five days full of festivities, events and games. All of the fraternities and sororities that choose to participate in Greek Week are placed into teams. The teams then compete against one another in a variety of events. Greek week is aimed at promoting Greek unity while helping the community.
“I’m so excited for Greek week. This will be my first year doing it, but everybody always talks about how much fun it is,” says fraternity member Loxley Walters, “I can’t wait to kick some ass in dodgeball. That will probably be my favorite part.”
This year’s Greek Week festivities will begin with a kick-off party on Monday, April 11, in the USF Student Marshal Center Amphitheater at noon. At 7:00 p.m. students will gather in the USF Recreation center at the upper gymnasium for the dodgeball tournament. The teams will participate in similar games and evens on each of the following days.
The Greek Week winner is picked according to a point system. Points are awarded according to placement within categories including attendance, spirit, and the amount of pocket change collected. At the end of the week, the points are totaled to determine the Greek Week 2011 champions who will be announced at the all Greek award banquet April 17.
All of the money raised during Greek Week will be donated to The Children’s Miracle Network, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds to support various hospitals and programs throughout the Northeast.
You can see the lineup of each team and a schedule of events on the Greek Week website.