Millikin University’s Office of Student Programs is pleased to announce Greek Week 2011, to be held April 27 – May 1 on Millikin’s campus. This year’s theme is “Greekopoly.”
Millikin’s fraternities and sororities will participate in a number of philanthropic and social activities throughout the week. The highlight of this year’s festivities will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 2 – 4 p.m., when members of the Greek community will host “Reading Rail Road Kid’s Carnival” on Miller Quad. Each fraternity or sorority chapter will host a carnival game or activity. The event is free and open to the public.
The money raised during the week will be donated to Alpha Tau Omega alum and Millikin graduate Kevin Renderman '10, who had a brain tumor removed in September and is on his way to recovery.
A complete list of activities for Greek Week 2011 is as follows:
Wednesday, April 27
“Passing Go” Relay Competition
6 – 10 p.m.
Miller Quad/DISC Green Gym
Greek athletic competition, including basketball, volleyball, kickball and tug-of-war
“Rep your Road” Banner Competition
Each chapter designs a banner correlating with the Greek Week theme or their fraternity/sorority
Wednesday, April 27 – Friday, April 29
“Pennybag Wars” Competition
Fraternities/sororities compete to see who can collect the most pennies
“Search for Big Blue’s Top Hat” Scavenger Hunt
Each day a clue is given regarding the current location of “Big Blue’s” top hat. The fraternity/sorority who finds the hat for the day is awarded bonus points.
“Take a Chance” Dice Roll
Before every event a pair of dice will be rolled. Odd rolls will present an opportunity to receive a Community Chest Card and an Even Roll will present you with receiving a Chance Card. These cards may result in Bonus points, etc.
Thursday, April 28
“Putting the Pieces Together” Trivia Competition
Wornick Dining Hall
Greek trivia contest
Friday, April 29
“Jail House Rock” Talent Show
Greek talent show
Saturday, April 30
“Reading Rail Road Kid’s Carnival”
2 – 4 p.m.
Miller Quad (Rain Location: Lower Richards Treat University Center)
Children’s carnival open to the public
Millikin University’s fraternities and sororities are historically rooted as some of the oldest fraternities and sororities in the nation. With a community embedded in traditions, Greek life prides itself in outstanding academic performance with a scholastic program that has continued to reflect Greek member’s achievement.
Millikin chapters continue to push in strengthening opportunities for leadership development for Greek members to exercise their skill of classroom knowledge through hands on experience. Excelling in academic achievement is evident through the Greek community Spring 2010 GPA 3.242 in comparison to the campus total GPA average of 3.026.
Chapters have participated and volunteered with various organizations through the year of which includes sponsorship of Red Cross blood drives, volunteering at local animal shelters, helping teach Decatur children to read, raising money for First Book and breast cancer research at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, raising awareness about domestic violence, organizing campus image enhancement projects, and working with the Decatur Head Start program.
For additional information about fraternity and sorority life at Millikin University email the Office of Student Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.millikin.edu/greek.