Students compete in Greek Week

A cookout on the Quad Saturday marked the end of Greek Week festivities that drew fraternities and sororities together for “Seven Days of Service, Fun and Competition.”

“The purpose of Greek Week, I think, was to celebrate our sense of community and to bring all Greek organizations on this campus together,” Tau Kappa Epsilon President Dan Ericson said.

Kappa Sigma won the fraternity division of Greek Week while Phi Sigma Sigma won the sorority division for the fourth consecutive year.

Points were awarded to fraternity and sorority chapters based on attendance of the weeks’ festivities and for winning competitions.

Winners were announced at Tequila Grill Saturday night, and trophies will be presented later this week.

On Oct. 21, 54 members of the Greek-letter community joined fraternity and sorority members from schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District for “All Greek Day” at Six Flags America in Maryland.

Monday night, Carolyn Cornelison discussed alcohol awareness with students in Lisner Auditorium.

“She covered her own experiences, and she balanced between her humorous experiences and her more serious ones,” Interfraternity Council President Jared David said.

Phi Kappa Psi won a bowling tournament Tuesday night and Friday afternoon in the Hippodrome. The fraternity donated the winnings to the Jonathan Rizzo Memorial Fund, about $250.

At a town hall meeting Wednesday in the Marvin Center Ballroom, GW officials discussed their roles at the University, judicial policies and how to combat unrecognized organizations.

Representatives from the Student Activities Center, the Office of Greek Affairs, Student Judicial Services, University Police and other departments were present.

Showcasing individual and group talents, members performed in a “Laugh-In” variety show Thursday evening in the Marvin Center Ballroom. Each chapter chose a Greek god or goddess to represent the group and perform a skit. Performances included poetry, singing, cooking, dancing and comedy routines. Tau Kappa Epsilon won for best skit.

“Everyone was cheering other chapters on and supported each other this year,” said Stacey Bukuras, Panhellenic Council vice president of programs.

Phi Sigma Sigma member Marissa Knaub won Greek goddess, and Theta Delta Chi member Brian Krause won Greek god.

“Because of the increase in the new Greeks and new members and because of the two new chapters, Alpha Phi and Pi Kappa Phi, the whole Greek community seems to be a lot more into being Greek,” said Dave Schaffer, IFC executive vice president.

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