Greek letters are spelling out unity this week across campus. The members of Creighton’s fraternities and sororities are showing their support of one another through daily events the entire week.
“We, as a Greek community, compete a lot amongst ourselves. This week gives us an opportunity to come together amicably,” said Tyson Hickle, vice president of public relations for Interfraternity Council.
Events include an all-Greek Mass, dessert bar social and the Greek pageant.
“It was so great to see so many groups come together for the Mass. There were so many people there, which reminded me why I am a part of the Greek Community here at Creighton. We are all here supporting one another,” said Melissa Murphy, president-elect for Panhellenic Council.
It is different this year with the elimination of Greeks signing into events for Greek points, Murphy said.
“We didn’t want it to be about an obligation to go. We wanted to have programs that the Greek community wanted to attend as opposed to having to go,” Murphy said.
For the dessert bar social, each sorority and fraternity could ask three faculty members to attend. The Greek students who attended received their Greek Unity Week T-shirts. While the dessert bar had to be moved inside the Skutt Student Center because of rain, it still had a great turn out, and it was a great opportunity to eat and mingle with the Greek community, Murphy said.
Each fraternity and sorority was asked to nominate one member to participate in the Greek pageant. Those chosen embody what it means to be a positive Greek role model. At the end of the evening, one man and woman will be crowned Zeus and Athena of Greek Unity Week.
Weather canceled one event, the Nebraska-Creighton men’s baseball game. These events, specifically the barbecue open to the entire campus being held on Friday, give Greeks the chance to build up their relationships with faculty and with students who are not Greek, said Adam Hare, vice president of programming for Interfraternity Council.
The barbecue, which will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. today at Davis Square, is free, but the Greek community is asking for donations to go toward Children’s Hospital, Hare said.