Allie O’Connor 

Greek Week at Florida Southern College kicked off with a lip-sync battle with fraternity Sigma Chi and sorority Tri Delta “singing” “Summer Nights” from Grease, with the girls dressed as the T-Birds and the boys dressed as the Pink Ladies.

This year’s theme was Olympics, to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Fraternities and sororities were paired up and picked different countries to represent throughout the week.

Sigma Chi and Tri Delta were Italy, with others such as Pi Kappa Alpha and Zeta Tau Alpha as Germany and Alpha Chi Omega and Theta Chi as Canada.

A Flag Making Competition also marked the beginning of Greek Week. Team USA, represented by Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Delta Pi, won best overall flag and team Italy won most creative.

For the Lip-sync Battle, Italy won best overall performance and Canada won best choreography, Finishing the awards for the first night, the United Kingdom, represented by Kappa Delta and Pi Kappa Phi, won best crowd participation.

“I think that it’s something that allows our school to put aside our differences between the different organizations and gives us a chance at some friendly competition.” Sophomore Alex Bittinger,of sorority Alpha Chi Omega said.

On night two of the week, the teams tested their wits in trivia with Italy taking the victory. Over the course of the first two nights, Italy took the lead in activities but many teams pushed forward with attendance points.The third night consisted of what seems impossible
in Florida: skiing.

Teams of three stood on two two-by-fours with ropes attached and had to move together to “ski” to the finish line. Team United Kingdom won the event.

“Greek week brings us together with people we don’t normally talk to and it gives us an opportunity to get to know more people in the Greek community,” Panhellenic Greek Unity chair Carol Ann Salb said. “I think we had a good turn out each night so  would want to create fun and engaging events to draw people in again for future years.”

Salb said that are not many events on campus where all the Greek organizations can come
together and have fun or promote Greek unity and give a sense of community.

Greek Week closed on night four, which consisted of a volleyball tournament and a chili cook-off. Team Germany took the win in the volleyball tournament and Canada took first place in the chili cook-off.

After all the points were tallied up, the United Kingdom was the winner of the entire week. Students in Greek life consider the week a success for their community as a proof of what Florida Southern stands for: family, philanthropy, and friendship.

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