By Connor Small
Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council sponsored the first “Go Greek Week” this past week to display positive Greek involvement on campus and in the surrounding area, and to promote positive Greek values to first-years.
Each day from April 16 to April 22,, the Go Greek committee sponsored a number of events in support of Greek organizations. These events included free cake in the ELC Mall, an a cappella concert in Smith Quad and a Greek Life study break with free food for students outside the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library.
“I had so much fun attending the ‘Go Greek Week’ events, especially facilitating the comradeship between the students and faculty at the basketball game. We look forward to working with next year’s chairs to continue improving the success of the event. We enjoyed the time devoted to this project and thank you to everyone who helped make this week a reality,” Alexis Birnberg ’13 said.
The week not only focused on promoting Greek life to students, but to faculty as well, with many events being dedicated to faculty interactions with Greeks on campus. Events like the faculty vs. Greek basketball game promoted cooperation and team building between faculty and Greek students. Some events were designed to show appreciation toward faculty, such as sending thank-yous, hand-written by members of various Greek organizations, to each department on campus.
Overall, “Go Greek Week” proved to be successful in promoting positive aspects of Greek life, with students and faculty deeming the week a successful experience that will only improve with time.