Adrian College Greek Week kicked off on April 8 with the opening ceremony on the Caine Terrace. This year’s Greek Week consisted of multiple events throughout the week. At the opening ceremony, all chapters received their flags for capture the flag. All chapters had the opportunity to cheer, with the most spirited chapters receiving points. First place went to Theta Chi, second to Chi Omega and third To Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA).
“I hope to have a fun week in which every Greek organization is able to participate. This is the only week during the entire school year that invites all Greeks in one, big social event and everyone is excited for it,” Amy Johnson, AC Panhel President “Also, I hope that this week will further strengthen the relationship between the IFC and Panhel executive boards, so that we can continue to create more all Greek events for next school year.”
Alexander Gettys, Dave Naperialski, and Delaney Andrews organized this year’s Greek Week. Approximately 200 Greek members participated in Greek Week.
“We have been meeting for several hours each week to finalize the details for Greek Week. We picked the schedule in February, so since then it’s been a matter of calling businesses, ordering supplies, and reserving venues,” said junior Delaney Andrews, who is a member of Alpha Phi.
Capture the Flag kicked off on Monday at noon. Each chapter was required to hide their flag somewhere on the main AC campus. Flags needed to be stationary with a small portion showing. Flags could be found by all Greek chapters. The more flags that a chapter found, the more points they received. If a chapter’s flag was found they lost points. Monday night consisted of the Olympic Games. The sororities played each other in dodge ball followed by the fraternities playing kickball. Points were awarded to the overall winner of each event. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) won the fraternity kickball with Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) taking second. Chi Omega took first in dodge ball and Delta Nu Kappa (DNK) took second.
Tuesday consisted of another game of Capture the Flag and a movie night in Caine. Chapters were invited to watch “Old School” followed by a speech by David Napieralski, AC Greek Life Coordinator, on keeping AC Greek appropriate. Each chapter received a point for every member in attendance.
Capture the Flag continued on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Megathalon took place on Wednesday afternoon in the quad. Megathalon was a massive relay race. Each chapter needed to designate members to a task including egg on a spoon sprint, two liter chug, wheelbarrow race, eat a sleeve of saltines, and dizzy bat race to the finish. Points were awarded to the first five chapters to finish. First place went to SAE followed by Theta Chi, Phi Kappa Sigma (PKS), DNK and Chi Omega.
Thursday afternoon consisted of the Dunk Tank Fundraiser. A dunk tank was outside Ritchie giving students, staff and faculty members the opportunity to pay a dollar to dunk their favorite Greek. The chapter who raises the most money, with the most dunks, won the money for the philanthropy of their choice. Theta Chi won the event and raised $726.21 for The HOPE Center. The top three organizations also won points.
Greek Week ended on Friday with the can food drive, Greek Awards Banquet, and Toga Party. The chapter that donated the most can goods to The Daily Bread received $500 for house improvements. Pi Kappa Alpha won the event by donating 740 pounds to The Daily Bread. In total AC Greek Life donated 2,780 pounds of food.
The Greek Awards Banquet was held on Friday night. The awards banquet acknowledged each Greek chapter and the presentation of awards. Each chapter was given the opportunity to talk on the accomplishments they have had throughout the year. The top three winners of Greek Week were also announced. In third was Theta Chi, second Chi Omega and tying for first were SAE and Alpha Phi.
Awards given during the night included the Michael Kelly Thompson Award which was given to junior Cyle Rogotzke, Outstanding Campus Leadership and Involvement Award which went to Chi Omega, Philanthropy Award given to Chi Omega, and Community Service Award, which was awarded to ASA. Greek house manager of the year was awarded to junior Derek Owen of Theta Chi. Alpha Phi won the Chapter Scholastic Achievement Award with the highest overall GPA of all fraternities and sororities. The Outstanding New Member Award was given to a member of each organization. The recipients were sophomores Alex Toth, Brendon Szczepaniak, Emily Hlavka and freshman Dustin Long, Melissa Fannon, Dane Foster, Joey Schramm, and Abby Reeder.
The Panhellenic Council Member of the Year Award went to junior Delaney Andrews and the Inter-fraternity Council Member of the Year Award went to junior Morgan Emanuel. The Chapter President of the Year Award went to senior Tim Martuch. Greek Woman of the Year Award was awarded to senior Sarah Nietupski of Chi Omega, and Greek Man of the Year Award was awarded to Alex Gettys of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE). Advisor of the Year Award was awarded to TKE advisor Ronald Reeves and Chapter of the Year went to Chi Omega. A slideshow of Greek Week photos was also shown. Greek Week ended with a campus toga party.
To learn more about Greek Life at AC visit http://www.adrian.edu/student_life/greek_life.