Greek Week Events
Spring Sing is a song and dance competition between fraternities and sororities. Members choreograph an eight minute routine to perform with the year's chosen theme. The theme for Spring Sing 2014 is "Generation Greek." The performances are judged on creativity, originality, singing, overall performance and several other categories. Organizations spend several months preparing for this big performance. This event kicks off Greek Week and is one of most memorable events.
Banner is another way to promote the upcoming events of Greek Week. Each fraternity and sorority chapter designs a banner to the Greek Week theme. This year's overall theme was "Generation Greek". The banners are hung up in Downing Student Union (DSU) on Monday of Greek Week for everyone to view.
Blood Drive is a three day event hosted by the American Red Cross. The 2010 blood drive was held April 19-21 at the Preston Health and Activity center. WKU donated 1524 productive units this year. Organizations are encouraged to donate and get other faculty members, students, and the community involved.
Faculty Appreciation Day is a day for fraternities and sororities to give back to faculty members. Each organization nominates a faculty member based on interaction with the chapters and how they have affected the members. A member from each organization takes the nominated faculty member to Mariah's for an awards dinner. This is a very special dinner and another way to say thanks to our faculty members for helping our Greek system grow.
Greek Feud is a Jeopardy style game. Each chapter nominates one person to represent their organization and they are asked questions from what is a fraternity's mascot to who is the first president of WKU. Members are expected to have full knowledge of WKU's history, all fraternities and sororities, and Greek Week trivia. Greek Feud is held in the middle of Greek Week and is a fun, interactive game between fraternities and sororities.
Events Day is filled with several different activities that occur at the Colonnades. The events start with a mystery event, water relay, an egg toss, a wheel barrel race, a Greek-a-thon. The Greek-a-thon consists of dizzy bat, sack race, corn hole, and a tire run. Events day is a great way to show our Greek pride and be involved with everyone. Another event that is directed toward a good cause is our annual penny toss. All the pennies tossed in the bucket go toward a local philanthropy in Bowling Green.
Tug Day isn't your typical tug-of-war. Fraternities and sororities get down and dirty with strategies and techniques when they are pulling on the rope. Chapters train and practice for several months for this one day. Tug is Friday of Greek Week and is held at the WKU Ag Exposition Center.
Philanthropy day brings everyone together one more time for a good cause. In 2010, we raised $7870 for Butterflies for Maddie. Over 300 fraternity and sorority members ran a 5k race in Glasgow for the event.
After a week of fun and hard work, we honor our organizations for their effort throughout the year and announce Greek Week winners. This ceremony wraps up the entire week and really gives chapters a chance to shine in their achievements. It also allows the entire Greek community to come together and appreciate each other as a Greek. Awards Convocation recognizes winners of Greek Hall of Fame, Greek Women/Man of the Year, Charley Pride Spirit Award, Chapter Achievement awards, and Greek Week winners.
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