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Greek Week Impacts Community, Raises Funds

With a mission to “engage all of Greek Life at Belmont University,” Belmont’s annual Greek week in April sought to challenge individuals to re-think what it means to be a part of something bigger than one’s self. Fraternity and sorority members across campus focused on three objectives during the week-long event: generating pride and excitement about being Greek, educating the community about the impact of Greek life and joining together as a group to accomplish something great.

As part of that mission, Greeks raised more than $8,700 during Greek Week to donate to the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee, an organization that educates and provides services and treatment for mentally ill patients.

Coordinator of Student Activities Kevin Reynolds said, “The fraternity and sorority community at Belmont is incredibly special. Greek organizations set themselves apart from other student organizations through their lifetime commitments to the core values of scholarship, leadership, service and friendship. Events like Greek Week are important because they give Greeks the opportunity to come together to celebrate that commitment with fun activities, friendly competition and time spent reminding themselves of the reasons Greek Life exists on college campuses – to make an impact. I am so proud of the accomplishments of this community. Philanthropically, scholastically and in service, they constantly show why they matter.”

The week included a variety of fun activities and competitions, including a Greek Bootcamp Relay Race, the Greek Olympics and a Worship Night. In addition, approximately 500 students spent a day in the Nashville community at various locations taking up their call to service and civic engagement.

Greek Week culminated with the always popular Greek Sing. For months students write lyrics, choreograph dances and warm up their vocal chords for a night of performances for their peers. For the third year in a row, Phi Delta Theta took home the trophy for its performance of “Phi Delts in Space” – an homage to Star Wars that closed with a jaw dropping a capella number. Click here to view Phi Delts in Space.

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