Greek Week to foster teamwork among organizations

NSU’s annual Greek Week will take place from Feb. 12-16. Greek Week is a celebration of the values, traditions and unity of NSU’s Greek life through a series of events that demonstrate these principles as well as the chance for Greek councils to work and hold an event together.

Greek Week is an opportunity for the councils to interact with each other, which, according to McCailey Brick, president of the sorority Sigma Delta Tau, is not a common occurrence.

Unlike last year, Order of Omega Greek honor society will only plan the week’s welcome session, and not Greek Week in its entirety.

“That’s a really big change,” Brick said, in comparison to how NSU has done things in the past.

The three councils that govern these organizations — the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Unified Greek Council — will be in charge of planning the rest of the days and activities, which include a Greek BBQ, all Greek picture, Banner Competition, Brainbowl, Olympic Games, Alumni Mixer and Greek Lip Sync at Relay for Life.

This year, the presidents of each council are on the board of Greek Week, and each fraternity, sorority and UTC will have the opportunity to participate on committees.

“All are the heads of it [Greek Week] and every organization gets to bring their own members to work on it,” Brick said.

Organizations from each of the councils  will be divided into three teams so members and councils interact and work together as one, instead of against each other. The teams will be: the bright orange team, composed by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.  and Phi Sigma Sigma; the bright pink team composed of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Lambda Theta Alpha  Latin Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Delta Tau; and finally, the bright yellow team composed of Beta Theta Pi, Delta Phi Epsilon, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.  and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The goal is to beat the other two teams through a point-based system to then win an undisclosed prize.

The number of brothers and sisters that participate will also differ. This year, Sigma Delta Tau has seen growth in the number of potential new members. Last year they had 25 new members, while this year they took 30 for formal recruitment and are expected to add more members through their informal recruitment later this semester. Other organizations are also expected to add new members in the winter.

All NSU students are welcome to participate in Greek Week, regardless of whether they are involved in Greek life.  To view the schedule of events, visit nova.edu/greeks/greekweek/index.html.

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