UNO plans to “Get Your Greek On


By Josie Loza

UNO fraternity and sorority members will participate in various campus activities throughout the week in celebration of Greek Week.

“Get Your Greek On” is a week-long event that promotes greek pride and unity, said Kelsey Archer, Greek Week public relations chair.

Archer is a member of the Delta Zeta chapter of Chi Omega. She said UNO has celebrated Greek Week for more than 50 years.

This year’s celebration will begin Monday with a chalk drawing competition at 11 a.m. in UNO’s MBSC Plaza.

Later that evening, greek members will also attend a Panhellenic Centennial Celebration. Archer said the Panhellenic is a board that has served fraternities and sororities for 100 years. It is composed of two members of each greek organization and decides rules and regulations for the system.

Each of the daily activities held on campus represent greek life. Contests include: a spin-off of the television show *Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, Stupid Human Tricks, Theta Chi Olympics and Weakest Greek.

The competitions are based on a points system. Fraternities and sororities will be paired up to compete for a spirit cup that will be awarded at the end of the week.

Archer encourages students to attend the competitions.

Today, a Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction will be held in the Nebraska Room of the Milo Bail Student Center.

Wednesday, members will compete in the Theta Chi Olympics, a mini-athletic competition that will be held in the Pep Bowl. The bowl is the open green area located in front of the Eppley Administration Building. At 3 p.m., greek members will volunteer at the South Omaha location of the Boys and Girls Club.

Archer said at each event, a toiletries collection box will be on location for students to donate items to the Sienna Francis House.

The celebration will conclude with a banquet and the announcement of the Spirit Cup winners.

“Greek Week definitely shows the spirit that all the greeks have toward their organization,” Archer said. “We also hope that it will help with recruitment next year.”

The event is sponsored by the greek associations at UNO.


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