Last week was one of the most exciting weeks of the year for K-State Greek life students: Greek Week! The Greek community came together to raise funds for The Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services (NTVSS). Theta wanted to come out with a bang since we were the reigning champions. This year’s theme was superheroes and we were paired with the men of Theta Xi and FarmHouse to become Team Batman.
The week started out on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Bramlage Coliseum for Greeks Got Talent. Members Mackenzie Pepper, Megan Fish, and Claire Calvert along with a few members from FarmHouse and Theta Xi sung the song “Superhero” by Ross Lynch. Their performance earned Team Batman 2nd Place overall.
On Monday, there was Dining For A Cause at multiple restaurants like Pie Five, Buffalo Wild Wings, Noodles and Co, etc. where part of the profits made between 5-9 p.m. would go to NTVSS. Greek students could also participate in Penny Wars for their teams at these restaurants as well, which was an ongoing event from Monday through Thursday.
Tuesday was the social media challenge where teams could post photos of them dressed as a superhero or doing a superhero pose on campus or they could post a photo of themselves or someone else doing a random act of kindness. Teams could also make social media posts about why they are thankful for our veterans and men and women serving in the military.
K-State is all about Pride and Wednesday of Greek Week was the annual Proud game where the men’s basketball team hosted Oklahoma State. Students attended the game to receive points for their team and come together with non-Greek students to show that they’re K-State Proud!
On Thursday there was a fitness challenge at the Rec for students to attend and receive more points for their teams. Then on Friday everyone headed back to the Rec to find out the overall results of Greek Week. Theta was very competitive as we were the reigning champs of Greek Week 2016. We put up a great fight and placed 3rd overall!
Sophomore Elizabeth Hayes, Chief Panhellenic Officer for Theta, explained what her favorite part about Greek Week was.
“Greek Week is the chapter’s enthusiasm,” said Hayes. “Everyone was hanging out with each other at the events, cheering on their sisters, and making friends from other pairings. Everyone in Theta was showing a lot of support for our team and I think we all fed off of each other’s energy.”
Since Hayes is our Chief Panhellenic Officer, Greek Week can be a busy week for her.
“I went to all of the events, Greeks Got Talent practices, and Greek Week chair meetings, but I never felt overbooked throughout whole week,” said Hayes. “I genuinely wanted to be participating in everything and I enjoyed the craziness of it all!”
Through the business of it all, Hayes mentioned how excited Team Batman was to raise funds for NTVSS.
“I was thrilled to learn that the proceeds of Greek Week were going to support NTVSS,” said Hayes. “The cause is very relevant for K-State, so it feels amazing to know that Team Batman raised over $600 for those have served our country.”
Greek Week is a great time to bond not only with our sisters and make even stronger friendships, but everyone else in the Greek community.
“I loved being able to get to know so many people during Greek Week,” said Hayes. “I was constantly communicating with our partners, and they were so great and easy to work with. But I also got to know more Thetas. I was constantly laughing at all the crazy selfies sent my way from people attending the events. Everyone did an awesome job this Greek Week, which makes me very proud to represent Kappa Alpha Theta.”