Greek Week looks to showcase Greek culture on campus

April 13, 2015

Rachel Librach
rlibrach@uccs.edu

With ROAR Daze coming to a close, Student Life and Leadership and the presidents from all the Greek organizations are preparing for their annual Greek Week celebration

Taking place April 19-24, Greek Week will include sports, trivia, lip syncing, and most of all, Greek pride.

Travis Tafoya, President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, is encouraged by the strong leadership and organizational skills of this year’s Greek presidents.

“This year it’s much more organized. In part due to the stronger support Greek presidents have received from Student Life and Leadership and the enthusiasm the presidents have with this event.”

Tafoya hopes Greek Week will showcase some of the Greek culture and their commitment to better the well-being of the students on campus.

“It’s important for students to work hard in their academics, but then we want them to be able to have fun and interact with others within the Greek community. We believe that the Greek life here on campus has gotten stronger as well as the bonds between members.”

On April 19, Greek Week will kick off with “PHIred UP” at the Alpine garage turf. In this flag football game, sorority groups will be divided into teams while the cheerleaders from the fraternity groups will cheer on the sidelines.

The event on April 20 is called “Dress to Pin,” a day when the dress code for all Greek students is formal.

April 21 is an event to raise money for Relay for Life happening later that week. Tafoya said that raising money and awareness for Relay for Life is very important to the Greek organizations.

“Relay for Life is one of the largest events at UCCS and has been hugely supported by the Greek organizations,” he said. “I make it a point to make sure it is included in Greek Week.”

Centennial 203 will host the “Hunger Games Quiz Bowl” on April 22 and features questions about Greek culture and the different organizations at UCCS.

“Pitch Perfect Greek Idol” on April 23 will be located in Dwire 121 and is where members from the Greek organizations team up to compete in the best lip syncs to popular songs.

“The category will be chosen by spinning the iconic spinning wheel from the movie ‘Pitch Perfect,’ and contestants will have to lip sync whatever song fits under that category,” Tafoya said.

April 24 will conclude the week in the Upper Lodge, with the formal Greek award ceremony.

“Dress to Pin” and the Greek awards are the only two events not open to all students.