Greek Week bonds campus chapters

Story by Mykaela Cross, Assistant Editor

Greek Week, a sort of homecoming week for students in fraternities and sororities, will feature a different themed activity each day March 31-April 6.

Dominique Vieyra, Greek Week director and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority member, is excited for the events.

“My favorite part is coming together as a Greek community. This is something that shows how special it is to be Greek,” Vieyra said.

Greek Week Events

March 31 – Serenades at 9 p.m.

April 1 – Mr. BU at 7 p.m. in Rice Auditorium

April 2 – Chalk the Walk 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Greek Games at 8 p.m. at the Laury Tennis Courts

April 3- Indoor Recess 8 p.m. in Collins Center

April 4 – Penny Wars 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

April 6 – Greek Awards 7 p.m. in Rice Auditorium

The events come to a conclusion on Sunday, April 6, with an awards ceremony to honor Greek affiliates for their character and achievements. The ceremony is one of Vieyra’s favorite nights of Greek Week.

“It’s a really good time,” Vieyra said. “Everyone shows up in their pin attire, dressed their best, and it’s a great time to reflect on the Greek community and everything we’ve done.”

Junior Trent Hoover is the communications director for Greek Week and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He shares Vieyra’s sentiment toward Greek Week.

“It’s been an amazing experience,” Hoover said. “It also helps connect the Greek houses. It’s nice to get to know the other houses as well.”

Hoover’s favorite part of Greek Week is the Greek Games.

“The Greek Games is the most competitive, but it’s also fun and no one gets upset about losing,” Hoover said.

Even though students must be in a Greek chapter to participate, Hoover and Vieyra encourage students who are not Greek-affiliated to come and enjoy some of the events.

“There are even some professors who love to attend Mr. BU,” Hoover said.

Mr. BU will be a pageant for men. There will be talent performances as well as other traditional pageant traditions.

Delta Delta Delta sorority President Amanda Seeley, a junior, is looking forward to participating in the events.

“I really want to get everyone in the house really excited,” Seeley said. “It’s a fun time to compete against other chapters as well as spend time with the other Greeks.”

Seeley, Hoover and Vieyra suggested that all Greeks come out and participate but also emphasized that non-Greeks can still go and support the competing students.

“To be able to see what these Greeks do for the community both in their houses and as a community is a great thing,” Vieyra said. “It’s a chance to market ourselves, stand out and show our Greek pride.”