FSL Lip Sync event postponed due to coronavirus concerns


Submitted by: FSL

The letters of the Theta Phi Alpha, and Kappa Sigma who both won Lip Sync in 2019.

Johnathan Albright

The annual Fraternity and Sorority life Lip Sync has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If the event were to be held this year, it would have looked different from the year’s past.

This year the performances were to take place Nov. 18-19, but will now be pushed back to the spring semester. 

All proceeds from the annual Lip Sync competition are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals.

Even though the event has been cancelled, all fraternity and sorority members are still making a contribution.

We are asking everyone to donate $5 in place of purchasing a ticket this year.” Christopher Canter, the Vice President of programming of IFC said. 

When the time comes to hold the event,  the chapters will also have to adapt to the new rule changes due to practicing appropriate social distancing rules.

Everyone on stage must be wearing a mask, and stay six feet apart from each other. Chapters also may not have more than 50 people on stage during the performances. 

Perhaps the biggest change to the event this time around will be the absence of an audience.

“We also will not have a live performance for an audience which is why we hired Jake Rayman as our videographer.” Cortney Starr, the representative from the Panhellenic Council said.Jake will be there for the two performance days to record each chapter’s performance and then turn those into one video. That video will be sent to our five judges and when they send their scores in, those will be added to the final video released for everyone to see,” Starr explained. 

Normally the participants would know the winner after each chapter has performed, but there will be a delay in finding out the winner due to the changes.

Lip Sync is cancelled for the fall, but is hoped to take place in the spring 2021 semester with COVID guidelines in place.