This Week in Greek: Games Kick Off a Busy Week for the Greeks

By Allison Davis
Elm Staff Writer

  • Fraternities and sororities came together to compete against each other in the Greek Games last week. Some of the events were potato sack races, three-legged races, ultimate Frisbee, Tug-of-War, and cornhole. Phi Delta Theta Fraternity won overall for fraternities and Alpha Omicron Pi won overall for sororities. Everyone was able to enjoy the bounce house obstacle house.
  • Alpha Chi Omega is increasing awareness for domestic violence issues, their national philanthropy. The sisters tied purple ribbons all around campus, and decorated the dining hall, as well. They also hosted a domestic violence memorial service in the CAC gallery.
  • Alpha Omicron Pi also increased awareness for their philanthropy to celebrate World Arthritis Day on Oct. 12. The sisters participated in an international program to “Wave for World Arthritis Day.” The sisters invited everyone on campus to decorate cookies in the dining hall and provided facts about arthritis.
  • The brothers of Kappa Sigma hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast last Saturday morning in support of prostate cancer and the Fisher House Foundation for military heroes. The brothers woke up at 6:30 a.m. to start their cooking. Junior Ryan Smuz said the kitchen was “always the most fun place to be.” A number of breakfast foods were available, like pancakes, French toast sticks, Tater Tots, and scrambled eggs. According to senior Nick Tremper, “this pancake breakfast was the most successful one, raising over $2,500.”
  • The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi hosted their fifth annual Queen of the Roses 5K on Sunday morning. The race is held in memory of a late sister, Jasmine Queen. The day started off sunny and beautiful, as people began to arrive. Alumnae sisters came, along with members of the Delaware Alumni chapter, and members of Jasmine’s family. Many students ran or walked the race and were able to enjoy free food afterwards, grilled by the brothers of Phi Delta Theta. Melissa Gutkind, the Queen of the Roses 5K chair, praised the efforts of her committee and her sisters by telling us “I am so proud to have been a part of this wonderful experience and so happy it has become a community event.” The sisters raised over $4,800, for the scholarship in Jasmine’s name.

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