West Virginia University fraternities and sororities are dressing up as spies, doctors, fire fighters and racecar drivers as part of Greek Week 2011.
The week takes place on WVU’s campus and across Morgantown April 11 15. This year’s theme is “Career Day.” Each team will represent their childhood career aspiration as they compete in the various events.
“Greek Week is a WVU tradition that gives our fraternities and sororities the opportunity to come together to have fun, compete and support several wonderful causes,” said Ashley Staggers, program advisor for fraternities and sororities. “One thing that makes Greek Week special is that the events allow students to showcase their individual talents- we have so many gifted artists, musicians, dancers and athletes within the Greek community.”
Every fraternity and sorority on campus is teaming up to participate in the various events, which kick-off today with a banner competition and talent show. The banners are currently hanging on sorority houses across campus and will be scored by judges Monday (April 11) afternoon.
The Greek Talent Show will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Each team will enter one small act and one large act that involve a minimum of 10 people. Attendees are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy for the WVU Children’s Hospital.
On Tuesday (April 12), the Greeks will host a blood drive in the gymnasium of the Wesley United Methodist Church. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Teams will compete in the Greek Games on Wednesday (April 13) at 4 p.m. on the Mountainlair Plaza; and Airbands, a cheerleading and dance competition, on Thursday (April 14) at 4 p.m. on the Mountainlair Plaza. Winners of Airbands will perform during intermission of the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Step Show on Saturday (April 16), which will begin at 5 p.m. at the Metropolitan Theatre.
Throughout the week, teams will raise money to support Ryan Diviney, a WVU student who was injured in an altercation in late 2009, through a Penny Wars competition at a booth in the Mountainlair. Coins are worth positive points, while dollars are worth negative points. The competition works by having each team collect coins to support their team, while putting dollars in the other team’s collection to sabotage them.
The week will conclude on Friday (April 15) with a food drive to benefit The Rack campus food bank. Teams will drop off their food at the Phi Sigma Kappa house at 3 p.m. Friday.
For more information contact Staggers at Ashley.Staggers@mail.wvu.edu .
CONTACT: Ashley Staggers, Student Organizations Services