Greek Week off to a great start

Students in Greek Week show spirit and participate in many competitive games. Photo courtesy of Nicole Guy.

Rachel Umile

Contributing Writer

It is that time of year again! That time that the greek community at Millersville University looks forward to all year, also known as Greek Week! Every year, the greek community splits into four groups; each group has its own specific theme that corresponds with the overall theme, and then competes for the overall status of Greek Week Champion.

Students in Greek Week show spirit and participate in many competitive games. Photo courtesy of Nicole Guy.
Students in Greek Week show spirit and participate in many competitive games. Photo courtesy of Nicole Guy.

This year’s theme is based on the all time favorite show, Survivor. The four groups are made up of the Alpines, the Outback, the Amazon and the Sahara. The Alpines team consists of Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta. The Outback team consists of Alpha Sigma Tau, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Zeta Phi Beta.The Amazon team consists of Delta Zeta, Acacia, Mu Sigma Upsilon, and Omega Psi Phi. The Sahara team consists of Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma Tau Gamma, and Kappa Alpha Psi. In the beginning each sorority and fraternity is separated into these teams and then spend the week competing for the title of champion.

This week long competition consists of multiple fun activities that helps the greek community to join together and just have fun but also to have a friendly competition.

Greek Week began April 17 and the winning team will be announced April 22. On Sunday, the Greek community got together for a barbecue at the Greek house on campus.

It was a fun and relaxing afternoon for all of us to just hang out with one another and eat some food.

It was nothing big, and no competition on this day, but this day was only the beginning. Our first night of competition always begins with the eating contest. This year three representatives from each team dove their face into whipped cream in search for 50 Swedish Fish candies.

Each candy was worth two points and the number of candies found were added together with each team member’s total. Team Sahara took first place in the eating contest. Alpines in second, Amazon in third, and Outback in fourth.

The team flags were also due. Each team creates a team flag that will be judged and the winner will be announced later during the week.

The rest of the week consists of tribal challenges, dodgeball, Greek God/Goddess, Airbands, Chariot races, and a closing ceremony.

All points will be added together at the end of the week and then the winning team is announced. Victoria Bruno (AST), Angelica Mena (ASA), and John Malachowski (TKE) were asked what their favorite part of Greek Week was, and all three gave a similar answer: “I like Greek week because it shows we are all in this together and it creates real Greek unity on campus while also having fun!” Greek week is a fun experience for everyone in Greek life.