Greek Week is a chance for Wittenberg fraternity and sorority chapters to team up and don their figurative and, in some cases, literal togas and participate in a variety of events, earning points throughout the week.
Here are some of the events that took place this year:
Time: Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Place: Stoughton Lawn
Highlights: Greek Week began with Greek Games on Wednesday, where the chapters went head-to-head on multiple games including Twister, a three-legged race, jumbo Jenga and dodgeball. Stoughton Lawn was filled with energy as chapter members cheered on the participants with eager anticipation.
Field Hockey Game
Time: Thursday, October 26 at 5:45 p.m.
Place: Edwards-Maurer Field
Highlights: The second event of Greek Week was the Code Red Game for the women’s field hockey game against DePauw. On Edwards-Maurer Field, various chapters showed their support for the field hockey team by attending the event. The field hockey team won 3-0 against DePauw. The chapter who had the most attendees won.
Time: Thursday, October 26 at 9:50 p.m.
Place: Chiller Center
Highlights: Two games were played simultaneously on opposite ends of the ice rink. When a team won and moved on to another round, the team’s supporters would all move in a wave to the home side of the team, holding painted banners and chanting loud and proud for their chapters. There were quite a few injuries on the ice, and some people were seen proudly displaying minor cuts and bruises and, in one case, a loosened tooth. Delta Gamma and Fiji ended up winning 1-0 against Gamma Phi Beta and Delta Sigma after a tense and chilly night.
Time: Friday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Place: Geil Lounge
Highlights: Teams were given a roll of duct tape and a small taped-off square in Geil Lounge to build in. Every sculpture was inspired by the team names, which were all different games, such as Battleship, Monopoly or Candyland. Students were able to collect cans a week in advance, as teams continually brought boxes full of cans into the Lounge as the day wore on. All cans purchased for the contest were then donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Springfield. There was a lot of time given for the teams to build, so members could come and go to work on it. The winners of the contest weren’t announced until Saturday night.
Testimonials: “I had a lot of fun participating in Canstruction this year. It has the best energy and it makes you really excited to be around the people you love.” – Grace Mullen, ’19, Kappa Delta
Time: Friday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Place: Founders Pub
Highlights: Wittenberg’s fraternity and sorority chapters participated in Trivia night with Lambda and ADPi winning points for their team.
Lip Sync Battle
Time: Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Place: HPER Center
Highlights: Different teams choreographed a medley of different songs that lasted 10 minutes each, ranging from songs from Moana to “Geronimo” from Sheppard, that people in the stands could sing along to and add to the fun. Students were allowed to use props like hula hoops and trumpets. Because this was the final event of Greek Week, and all the points were tallied up here, lots of students showed up in different costumes. Some were coordinated in the performance, but some were just whatever they wanted, which made the lip sync performances crazy and fun.
Testimonials: “I think that getting together with the fraternity you’re matched up with and choreographing and working together to make an awesome dance to your favorite song; that kind of bonding I don’t think you get in other games where it’s just the typical rules.” – Hannah Brittain, ’20, Sigma Kappa
DG and Fiji were in the lead for the first two days, but in the end Gamma Phi and Delta Sigma pulled ahead
At the beginning of every event, every student had to wear a color-coded wristband to indicate attendance for their specific team.
What did students think of Greek Week 2017?
“I really like Greek Week because it’s a really good opportunity to interact with other fraternities and sororities on campus, and you get to bond with your own chapter, and it’s a whole lot of fun, and you get really hyped.” – Ilsa Hassler, ’10, Kappa Delta
“Greek Week is an amazing opportunity for students of all Greek organizations to come together and show their appreciation of the organizations that took them in. It’s a great chance to meet other people from sororities and fraternities that you haven’t gotten the chance to meet yet.” – Drew Pool, ’19, Lamba Alpha Chi