Kean University is an educational institution that prides itself in its ability to showcase the unity within the student body. The Greek Senate at Kean shows Greek unity by coming together to compete in various athletic and non-athletic events.
The Greek Olympics 2018 started Tuesday, March 21 and was set to continue until Wednesday, April 11. It was filled with fun activities and games featuring a number of Greek organizations on campus.
The goal of Greek life is to empower members of Greek organizations to promote and build the opportunities of scholarships, service leadership, campus involvement and family at Kean. With that being said, the Greek organizations showcased their ability to work together and promote brotherhood and sisterhood.
With ideals such as embracing trust, respect, determination, teamwork, brotherhood/sisterhood and relationships, the purpose of these activities is to connect Greek organizations with their peers and friend, which allows them to see what Greek life can offer. It is a week full of involvement and excitement.
Also, this event allows Greek organizations the opportunity to support each other in friendly competition, which is important because it shows the Kean community the unity and encouragement given through Greek life.
Vanessa Lupo, a Greek life specialist at the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS), spoke about the importance of this event and how it benefits the Kean community.
"The point of Greek Olympics is just for the Greeks to have fun on campus together, get to know each other better and bond," said Lupo.
Here are the sororities and fraternities that participated in this event:
- Omega Sigma Psi
- Theta Phi Alpha
- Sigma Beta Chi
- Delta Phi Epsilon
- Nu Theta Chi
- Nu Delta Pi
- Nu Sigma Phi
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Sigma Beta Tau
- Sigma Theta Chi
During the course of Greek Olympics there were many games and activities such as:
- Goofy Games
- Greek Sing
- MSC Games
- KDM Walk
- K's Talent
- Pasta Luncheon
"Greek sing is where Greeks put together a song and routine to perform. MSC games involved pool, Wii tennis, Wii boxing, Madden, ping pong, air hockey, Fifa and 2K. Goofy games included relay races, hack sack races, tug of war and wheel barrow," said Lupo.
The winners for each game and activities were:
- Basketball - Sigma Theta Chi and Theta Phi Alpha
- Soccer - Delta Phi Epsilon and Sigma Beta Tau
- Kickball - Sigma Theta Chi and Omega Sigma Psi
- Dodgeball - Delta Phi Epsilon and Sigma Theta Chi
- Goofy games - Omega Sigma Psi and Nu Sigma Phi
- Greek sing - Theta Phi Alpha and Nu Sigma Phi
- MSC Games - Theta Phi Alpha and Sigma Theta Chi
- Volleyball - Delta Phi Epsilon and Sigma Beta Tau
- KDM Walk - Theta Phi Alpha and Sigma Theta Chi
- Kean's got talent - Delta Phi Epsilon and Nu Sigma Phi
- Pasta luncheon - Theta Phi Alpha and Sigma Theta Chi
"It impacted the Kean students and community by bringing Greeks together and showing our pride to be part of their organization," said Lupo.