From March 28 to April 1, the Panhellenic council, Interfraternity Council and Intercultural Greek Council hosted “Greek Week,” a series of speaking engagements and events for members of the Greek community.
“[Greek Week] brings together the three Greek councils in order to engage Greeks throughout the community and celebrate Greek life on campus,” said IFC Executive Vice President and College junior Steven Acchione.
The first event occurred on March 28 and was a talk given by Greek life public speaker Michelle Guobadia called “Frankly Speaking” about hazing. The event took place in the Palestra with university-enforced attendance for over 100 student groups, Acchione said.
Tuesday included a hypnotist show, Wednesday had a roller skating night hosted by the IGC and Thursday was capped off with Quizzo at Smokey Joe’s.
The last night was intended to be a barbecue and a powder puff game in which sorority chapter members formed teams and the fraternity members were paired up with the teams as coaches. This event was rained out and instead took place during Relay for Life on Franklin Field.
At other institutions like the Pennsylvania State University, Greek Week is a series of competitive events and games. Each sorority is matched with a fraternity and they compete against other pairs throughout the course of the week. Activities like Quizzo and flag football are popular Greek Week events at a variety of different institutions.
Even though Greek Week at Penn consists of a similar series of events, it is slightly different because the competitive aspect is removed.
As Acchione said, “[Greek Week’s] purpose is to provide unique opportunities for on-campus Greeks to come together as a community.”
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