2016 Greek Week Recap

Greek Week this year was full of opportunities and involvement for Greek students to make a difference in our community. Every pairing came together to create the most successful Greek Week Mizzou has ever seen, and raise an astounding amount of money for our beneficiaries.

Greek Week started off this year with a Blood Drive. Each pairing would send volunteers, donors, and encourage all students to donate. The Blood Drive lasted April 4-6th, and collected a record total of 1,632 units of blood. This is an incredible amount of lives saved, and the Greek community is ecstatic to have raised this amount for the American Red Cross.

Games began that weekend, April 7-10th. Sports included Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and a Swim Relay. Pairings came dressed in theme to support their teams. While competition is fierce, sportsmanship and spirit are extremely important to the Greek Community and for placing overall in Sports. This is a great time for students to come together and cheer on athletes from their pairing.

The next event was Fling, which occurred April 12-14 th . This was a chance for chapters to show off their talents with skit and dance. Pairings created a 15-minute skit that included props, flats, an incorporated song, and two dance routines. This is one of the most popular events of Homecoming and Greek Week every year, as it is a time for students to watch what other chapters have created, and have the opportunity to enjoy the productions with other pairings.

This Greek Week there was many service events targeted towards helping our beneficiaries. Our beneficiaries for Greek Week this year included The Ronald McDonald House, True North, Center Project, Honor Flight, Camp Kesem, and Cedar Creek. Beneficiaries this year each held a small event that would help them specifically. Some of these events included a Camp Kesem donation drive, a trunk sale benefiting Center Project, and the opportunity for students to help build a bridge at Cedar Creek. After these events came two of the largest Service events, Caring For Columbia and Special Olympics. At Caring For Columbia, students did a variety of different projects across the community. Such projects included cleaning parks, having a Field Day with local Girl Scouts, and helping at a local food bank. At Special Olympics, pairings created a booth for athletes to play in between events, had fans in the stands to cheer on athletes, and had volunteers to be “buddies” for the athletes and support them in their events. This was an incredible experience for all involved, and is all a part of what makes Greek Week so important to the campus and the community.

Overall, standings were as follows:

1 st Kappa Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, and Sigma Nu

2 nd Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Kappa Alpha Order

3 rd Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Sigma Psi, Theta Chi, and Sigma Tau Gamma

4 th Phi Mu, Phi Gamma Delta, and Delta Kappa Epsilon

5 th Chi Omega, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and Kappa Sigma