Organizations compete, give back in annual Greek Week

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Greek Week has returned to Campbell this week, offering a chance for social Greek organizations on campus to come together, compete and give back to their campus and their community.

Events began Monday with a cook-out and social gathering in a rain-soaked Saylor Park. Campbell’s four fraternities and two sororities were challenged to collect canned goods to donate to the Campus Ministry Food Pantry. On Tuesday, the organizations completed several service projects, from working in the community garden and food pantry to cleaning up the highways and campus and making cards for servicemen and women stationed overseas.

“I’m hoping that Greek Week will highlight some of the many good points of having Greek Society on our campus,” said sophomore class president and pre-pharmacy major Zane Singeltary, a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. “There have been a lot of negative things in the national news about Greek Society that can often overshadow the really good things we do, such as community service, leadership opportunities and various projects.”

Also scheduled this week:

  • Wednesday: Greek Games will be held in Saylor Park, giving the Greeks a chance to showcase their athletic abilities.
  • Thursday: Greek lip-sync competition (all students are invited to attend). This event will be held in Turner Auditorium at 7 p.m. and will feature each organization lip-syncing and dancing in front of judges who will determine the winner.
  • Friday: Hosted by CAB, magician Josh McVicar will perform in Turner Auditorium at 8 p.m. and will announce the winning Greek organization.

— by Christian Hornaday, sophomore communication studies major