[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Every year the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council host a series of events dubbed the Greek Games. The Greek Games consist of a variety of physically and mentally challenging activities such as dodge ball, tug-of-war, volleyball, football and the Academic Bowl.
Five members from each fraternity or sorority were chosen to represent their Greek family and compete in a Jeopardy-style manner, answering questions ranging from topics such as culture, arts and literature, science, geography and pop trivia.
Through single eliminatio
n rounds, the sisters and brothers fought head-to-head for the gold, hoping to score a win in the Greek Games.
Hosts of the Academic Bowl Jesse Snyder and Molly Lyons were excited about the event.
Snyder said, “This is a great event for the students to get out and meet others and make new friends. They are always in good spirits and love to cheer each other on.
“We do ask for donations at some of the activities, and the groups have a decorative banner competition too. The theme this year was One Hit Wonders, and other CU students can vote for their favorite banner on the first floor in Gemmell.”
Snyder added that the the events not only provide enjoyment for those involved, but are important because they do good in the community.
He said, “But the part about all of this is that any profit that the groups make will be donated to the Clarion Cancer Center. The kids have fun through some friendly competition and we help someone in need.”
The five sororities that competed in the Greek Academic Bowl were Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Zeta, Phi Sigma Sigma, Tri-Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha.
The seven fraternities that participated were Sigma Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Theta Xi, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu Alpha.
The competition was vigorous and wavering. The rounds were fraternity versus fraternity and sorority versus sorority.
Some questions that the students had to answer included: “What nation only borders Israel and China?” “What is the color of Beyonco wine?” “What feature in the Mona Lisa is missing?” “What is a literary term for a play on words?”
With single elimination rounds, each group fought with ferocity to earn its spot in the final round.
Tri-Sigma blew Alpha Sigma Tau away with a score of 25 to zero. Sigma Chi trailed behind in its round with Sigma Phi Epsilon, ending with a score of 30 to 15.
In the Bronze Match for the sororities, Phi Sigma Sigma and Alpha Sigma Tau went head to head. Phi Sigma Sigma stole the score, winning third place 20 to 5. The championship round for the women had Tri-Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha competing, answering questions such as “How many tiles are on a Scrabble board?”
Tri-Sigma placed first, ending with a score of 40 to 10.
For the fraternities, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Chi batted for the Bronze title, and it was a tug of war match. Sigma Chi eventually pulled through and won third place with a score of 25 to 15.
The Championship round was held between Theta Xi and Sigma Phi Epsilon, which ended with a landslide of a score 35 to 10, Theta Xi sliding out on top.
However, the Greek Games are not at an end.
Students can join the fraternities and sororities at the Tippin Gym Sunday, April 13 at noon to watch as the brothers and sisters perform one-hit wonders, singing and dancing to pop classics.
There will be one formal and informal dance and song performed by each Greek family, so this will be an entertaining and exciting night for all. Make sure to attend and also donate to the Clarion Cancer Center upon arrival.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]