Slideshow: Greek organizations come together to promote unity

Slideshow: Greek organizations come together to promote unity

Various Greek organizations from across TCU's campus came together during the first week of April for Greek Week 2013, hosted by the national Greek honor society Order of Omega.

Keely Teters, Fraternity and Sorority Life graduate assistant and Order of Omega adviser, said in a previous interview that the week was set up as a competition between 10 teams, each consisting of three or four Greek organizations across the five Greek councils on campus.

Throughout the week, the teams participated in activities like "Greek Jeopardy" in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium and the "Greek Games" in the Campus Commons.

“The purpose of the week is to promote unity among the Greek community,” Teters said. “All events aim to bring our five Greek councils together and shed light on how different Greek chapters at TCU share similar beliefs and values.”

Elizabeth Ellis, junior secondary English education major and vice president of programming for Order of Omega, said she thought Greek Week was a success.

"It was definitely kind of a trial year," Ellis said. "We knew that going into it, but I think, overall, it went really well."

Ellis said she was impressed and encouraged by the participation and unity from everyone in the Greek community throughout the week.

Barrington Hwang, junior chemistry and economics double major and the Order of Omega president, said he was happy with the number of participants at the various events.

Hwang said the fundraiser at Cold Stone Creamery on April 3 and the Greek check-in on April 1 drew the most student participation.

"At the beginning of those events there wasn't enough participation," He said, "But throughout the events people really started showing up."

Ellis said she was pleased with the amount of students who attended "Greek Jeopardy" in the BLUU Auditorium on April 2, as well.

"We had over 250 people come to that, which was great," she said.

Ellis said the Greek Games, held on April 4, didn't have as high of an attendance because of the cold weather.

Lesli Adkins, a first-year strategic communication major and member of Pi Beta Phi, said she enjoyed participating in the Greek Games despite the temperature.

"I thought it was a really great way to get people out and get the Greek community together," she said.

Adkins, who won a pie-eating contest at the competition, said she had a great time despite the weather.

Ellis said the experience of Greek Week allowed Order of Omega to learn a lot about communicating and coordinating with the Greek chapters on campus.

"Next year we want to get the word out a little bit more," she explained. "Hopefully we can get more attendance."

Hwang said he hopes to make Greek Week an annual event and is excited to put it on again next year with new tactics to promote better participation.