Greek Week Filled with Fun, Competition and Service
Date: May 7, 2002
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos by Dottie Stover
Archive: General News
Coney eating contests, belly flops, blood drives, food and clothing collections, and Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis -- all will be part of Greek Week, which will actually stretch over two weeks from May 11-21. The events earn points for UC's fraternities and sororities, with the highest-scoring organization taking home the trophy from the Greek Awards Banquet May 21.
Last year during Greek Week, the Jail and Bail fundraiser brought $6,410 for the March of Dimes in just one day. The Greek organizations donated 94 pints of blood and as the blood drive goes campus wide this year, they hope to see triple that amount. In fundraising, the UC Greek organizations have already surpassed last year's amount by nearly $1,000 with $28,657 raised this year, and that's preceding their peak fundraising season for Greek charities and philanthropies in April and May.
Here's what's in store for Greek Week 2002:
Saturday, May 11
9 a.m.-- Sand Aid volleyball tournament at the Triangle house, 2625 University Court. The Triangle fraternity is the only Greek fraternity geared toward an academic discipline. Members include mathematicians, engineers and scientists. The volleyball tournament is open to all UC student organizations.
Sunday, May 12
2-5 p.m.-- Mother's Day Sing, Zimmer Auditorium. A special event just for Mom. Sororities and Fraternities compete for the best presentation as each organization performs a song.
Monday, May 13
11 a.m.-2 p.m-- Jail & Bail, Sigma Sigma Commons. Fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
7-10 p.m.-- Lip Sync Finals, Zimmer Auditorium. Greek organizations compete for the best "air guitar" style song and dance routine.
Tuesday, May 14
2-4 p.m.-- Greeks go on a fact-finding mission across campus to discover the connections of the Greek organizations to their university.
4-7 p.m.-- Order of Omega Greek honorary picnic, Sigma Sigma Commons
5 p.m.-- Coney Eating Contest, Sigma Sigma Commons
8-10 p.m.-- Group Peer Advocacy meeting, Zimmer Auditorium. The sorority peer education group will discuss diversity.
Wednesday, May 15
10 a.m.-4 p.m.-- UC blood drive, Event Pavilion. Greek organizations are participating in conjunction with the UC Center for Community Engagement and Hoxworth Blood Center.
11 a.m.-3 p.m.-- Student Games on McMicken Commons.
4 p.m.-- Water volleyball at the Pi Kappa Alpha house on 3400 Brookline Ave.
7-10 p.m.-- All Greek Talent Show at Zimmer Auditorium
All day-- Pickups for charitable clothing. Collections at the Greek houses. Last year, the Greek organizations donated more than 800 pieces of clothing to the Salvation Army. Clothing bins for charities are stored at each house.
Thursday, May 16
10 a.m.-4 p.m.-- Blood drive in the Event Pavilion.
3 p.m.-- Slam-dunk contest at the Alpha Tau Omega house on the corner of Probasco and Stratford.
Dusk-- Program Advisory Council drive-in movie on Sigma Sigma Commons. Featured movie is Training Day.
Friday, May 17
10 a.m.-4 p.m.-- Blood drive in the Event Pavilion. Greek organizations are participating in conjunction with the UC Center for Community Engagement and Hoxworth Blood Center.
3 p.m.-- Belly flop contest at the Phi Delta Theta house, 2718 Digby Ave.
8-10 p.m.-- Greek organizations, Student Government, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance sponsor a lecture by Greg Louganis, the Olympic diving gold medallist who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988.
Saturday, May 18
Noon-- Greek Games on Sigma Sigma Commons. Games include tug-of-war, slip-'n'-slide, an obstacle course and others.
8 p.m.-- 1 a.m. Sigma Sigma Carnival, upper turf of the athletic field, featuring food, music and booths.
Tuesday, May 21
7-9 p.m.-- Greek Awards Banquet, Zimmer Auditorium.