March 25 marked the beginning day where thousands of UCF students in fraternities and sororities celebrated an annual tradition, Greek Week. The week’s theme, “Legends of the Greek Temple,” was based on the hit Nickelodeon show Legends of the Hidden Temple. Despite bad weather early in the week, the turnout for all Greek Week events was better than expected. Events included Greek Extrav, Greek Games, Block Party, Greeks Strolling for a Cause, Comedy Night and Greek Gala.
The core values of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life—brotherhood/sisterhood, scholarship, service and leadership—were highlighted during the week at various events. Community service, a large part of Greek Life, played an important role throughout the week. Three organizations or programs benefited from Greek efforts. At the Greeks Strolling for a Cause event, over $300 was raised from voting for Royalty Court Fan Favorite. By the end of the week, Greek teams raised over $12,700 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Lastly, UCF Knights Helping Knights, a food and clothing pantry open to all UCF students, received over 1,000 pounds of donated food.
At Greek Gala, teams were recognized for their participation throughout the week and contributions to the Greek community during the previous year. Chi Omega, Theta Chi, Sigma Lambda Gamma and Alpha Kappa Alpha were recognized as the Chapter of the Year for their respective councils. The 2011 Greek Week overall winner was the Tie Dye Triceratops, comprised of Alpha Delta Pi, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta and Phi Beta Sigma.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.