The celebrations began with the opening ceremonies, and students could not contain their excitement to bring in the Greek Week festivities.
Last week, the Tech Greek system enjoyed a new year of the annual Greek Week that is held for fraternities and sororities on campus.
Students participated in events such as volleyball and kickball as well as eating contests and cook-offs.
The students who participated could not wait to represent their organizations in hopes they would bring home a championship trophy.
Lauren Hassel, a junior accounting major and a member of Phi Mu, said that she felt completely satisfied knowing her hard work paid off.
“It was such an honor and a surprise after how well everyone else represented themselves,” Hassel said. “I felt very rewarded and excited knowing that we had accomplished our overall goal.”
Hassel also said that being involved in Greek Week was a good way to get to know other people in different organizations.
“I would definitely have to say I enjoyed seeing so much Greek unity and being able to really all bond together,” Hassel said. “Greek Week not only brought me closer to my own house, but also made me so much more appreciative of the Greek system and the countless opportunities that we have been given.”
Others who organized the events also felt Greek Week overall was a success not only for the students, but for fundraising as well.
John Foster Chestnut, a junior finance major and Interfraternity Council president, said he was proud of the students who participated and the ways they were able to give to the charity Greek Week was benefiting.
“Everyone came out and had a great time competing, but our ultimate goal of giving back to the community was in the forefront and we accomplished that,” Chestnut said. “We collected countless items to put into care packages for the troops and raised over $2,000 to donate to charity.”
The winners of the fraternity side were proud to know they did their part throughout the week to become the champions of Greek Week.
Daniel Dupuy, a senior business management and entrepreneurship major from Sigma Nu, said the hard work his fraternity put forth was well worth the effort.
“Greek Week is always a fun time of the year when the Greeks join together for a friendly competition,” Dupuy said. “But as for myself and Sigma Nu, it meant a lot not only winning but repeating as Greek Week champs, and I think the results show the effort and determination given by the entire chapter.”
Dupuy also said he felt Greek Week is a great time to bring all of the Greek system together to have a good time and enjoy what being Greek means.
“There are many Greek events that really bring together Greeks from all over campus,” Dupuy said. “One of my favorites was songfest; being able to provide entertainment to Tech and the community while raising money for a local charity was a great accomplishment.”
Chestnut said he felt overall the students and faculty organized a week of fun for the Greek system that the students and community were proud of.
“I was really pleased with the participation by all the Greek organizations this year,” Chestnut said. “It is an important and fun week for the Tech community and I am looking forward to having it again next year.”
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