This week, almost 3,000 students will come together to demonstrate their Greek pride.
Greek Week, a biannual celebration involving the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council, began Monday with two kick-off events. This year’s Greek Week is titled “I’m a Super Greek.”
Various chapters set up tables along Locust Walk displaying posters and handing out candy for “Meet the Greeks on the Walk,” while all members of the three councils were also invited to wear their letters around campus.
Greek Week will continue holding events every day until Sunday.
“Our goal is always to show and exhibit Greek unity in the larger Greek community,” Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life Program Coordinator Larry Moses said.
Moses, who is also the faculty adviser to the MGC, added that nearly 3,000 students participate in Greek life at Penn and use Greek Week for “fellowship and [to] share” the “Greek experience.”
College junior and Greek Week Assistant Coordinator Lakshmi Sivaguru explained that the celebration “shows the campus that the Greeks are a strong, solid community.” Sivaguru is also a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.
Each year the Greek councils try to incorporate different elements, Sivaguru said. The Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Social is a new event taking place on Thursday night which offers free ice cream to students.
Greeks at Rhodes Field is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. For this event, Greeks will host a barbecue and attend both the women and men’s soccer games and show support for the teams, Sivaguru said, explaining that all three councils worked with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee to organize the event.
The events should be “fun to watch and attend,” Sivaguru said, adding that many of the events are open to the entire Penn community.
College senior and MGC Vice President Elaine Kwon emphasized that Greek Week incorporates all the councils.
“MGC has a diverse range of chapters, and we hope to not only participate but help oversee what’s going on,” Kwon said. “We usually host our events as different councils and even different chapters. This is the one time we can unite together.”
Sivaguru added that the events are hard to plan but that the final product is usually rewarding.
“We always have a great turnout,” she said. “It’s something that all fraternities and sororities look forward to.”Comments powered by Disqus
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