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AU Greek Life competes in annual Greek Week

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AU Greek Life competes in annual Greek Week

Brianna Jurosic

Brianna Jurosic

Brianna Jurosic

Kaitlyn Moore

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Spirit week in high school was the time of the year when the school came together to celebrate community in the hallowed halls of their place of learning.

Take Spirit week, multiply it by five, and you get college Greek Week.

The planning for last week’s events started all the way back in December. Keagan Frey, Vice President of Programming in the Interfraternity Council, worked closely with the Panhellenic council to brainstorm ideas for an amazing Greek Week.

“Once we decided what events we wanted to have and the days we had to create a rules packet, host a rules session, create deadlines, make brackets, create the Family Feud game show, set up all of the minute to win it games, create and set up the obstacle course, and facilitate and co-host all of the events,” Frey said. “It was a ton of work.”

This year certainly was busy. The week was packed with activities and spirit events.

There was a St. Jude fundraiser at Chipotle on Monday, chapters painted student center windows on Tuesday and spirit day was Wednesday. The Greek Week events really got started on Thursday with a Family Feud donation competition that had other campus group teams as well as the chapters.

Dustin Hargis, Director of Greek Life, helped the IFC and the Panhellenic council plan his first Greek Week. Hargis has not been the director for long but he has bonded a lot with the Greek community. He especially enjoyed seeing what the students did with the windows in the student center.

“Each fraternity and sorority pair, or ‘spirit buddies’, was given a decade between the 70s and 2000s to paint on the windows. They got to decorate them with whatever they believe fits their decade and I thought they did a great job, they look great,” Hargis said.

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Brianna Jurosic, freshman and member of Alpha Phi, participated and won the Family Feud event and the basketball tournament with her sisters.

“It was a lot of fun and it really was fun to celebrate the Greek community as a whole,” Jurosic said.

The winners of the Family Feud competition got to donate the money raised from entry donations to the charity of their choice. Alpha Phi decided to give the $292 to the philanthropy of Tau Kappa Epsilon; St. Jude.

Liz Bucci, junior and member of Delta Zeta, especially enjoyed this year’s Greek Week spending quality bonding time with her graduating sisters and her girlfriend, Cillian.

“I feel super connected with my chapter during the year, but there’s something about the feeling you get after spending an entire weekend with your sisters and being surrounded by the Greek community. It was also cool because I got to share the time with Cillian. It was our first major Greek event we shared and it was her first Greek Week. I loved seeing her enjoy it with her sisters,” she said.

Bucci said her favorite part of Greek Week was seeing the hard work that each chapter put in that “showed how much people care about their chapters and the community.”

Greek Week is a fun and spirit fueled time for the campus, but the main reason it exists is to bring everyone together like a family.

“Greek Week is to bring everyone together as a community and celebrate the year, spend some time with each other and really appreciate the common bond everyone has between each other,” Hargis said.

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