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Ode to the Greek

April 25th, 2007

Greek Week isn’t all eating tacos and running around the Quad or mouthing the words to songs. It is about showing the unity of John Carroll University’s Greek Life.

This past week sororities and fraternities participated in a weeklong tradition filled with events full of entertainment.

These include the five sororities – Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Gamma Phi Beta and Chi Omega. This also includes the three fraternities – Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta and Kappa Sigma.

According to freshman Maggie Matune of Kappa Kappa Gamma, “Greek Week is a special week set aside to celebrate all of the sororities and fraternities.”

In order to raise money each sorority and fraternity sponsored several events and took part in many activities.

On Sunday, April 15, all of the organizations had a cookout on the Quad.
On Monday, they played kickball and dodgeball in the intramural gym. Junior J.D. Corr of SigEp said, “Kickball was a great opportunity for all of the organizations to get together. The game was genuinely fun. It gave us one last chance to let loose before finals.”

On Tuesday, there was the talent show in Kulas Auditorium. Freshman Joe Capasso said, “I was very excited to see SigEp in the talent show. I had been hearing a lot about their act all week. I was taken aback by the other fraternities and sororities acts as well. It was all very well done.”
Wednesday was a group outing to “The Tempest” at the Ohio Theater.
Thursday was the infamous Lip Sync.

On Friday there was a bunch of water games and then a social at Jake’s, in the basement of Pizzazz. Saturday was Relay for Life with each sorority and fraternity having their own relay team.

Then, to finish it up on Sunday, there was an awards ceremony.
Each member was required to volunteer at the events and and set up for them. Different people worked different events each day and everyone had a part in the experience.

Everyone put a lot of dedication and effort into this specific week and they all seemed to pleased with the end results.

The co-chairs of Greek Week, freshman Nick Toney and junior Keiko Sano, were in charge of most of Greek Week and oversaw everything.
They announced each sorority and fraternity at the lip sync and each performance at the talent show. They put several hours each day into this enormous occasion and it all paid off in the end.

Greek Week turned out to be a huge success, raising over $1,500 thanks to everyone’s involvement.