As you may know, MIT has a strong and vibrant Greek community, made up of 27 fraternities and 5 sororities (with one more coming to campus next year.) One of the few times when every affiliated student comes together is during “Greek Week,’ which was held this year from April 27 to May 4. It was organized by the governing bodies of the fraternities (called the Interfraternity Council) and sororities (called the Panhellenic Council, or Panhel.) All of the fraternities/sororities were divided into five teams, and the teams competed against each other for the title of the Greek Week Champions.
Here are the different events and how they contributed to the team”s point total:
– Cake and pie baking contest (pictures below)
– Eating contest (pie tin filled with whipped cream and a gum ball. Find the gum ball using only your mouth and the first person to blow a bubble wins.)
– Participation (team with most cake/pie entries wins points.)
Monday: Salsa night (team with most participants wins)
Tuesday: Community service day
– Made activity books for kinds at Children”s Hospital Boston
– Bake sale where all proceeds went to the Hospital
Wednesday: “Chariot racing’ = pushing someone in a shopping cart down the Infinite Corridor
Thursday: Dodgeball tournament, with a small entry fee donated to the Children”s Hospital Boston
Friday: Powderpuff game (where girls play football and guys are the cheerleaders). Points based on how many people came to watch, how many played, and if your team won.
Sunday: Greek Convention
Throughout the week there was a “Jar War’- each team had a jar and you could either put pennies and dollar bills for positive points in your own jar, or nickels and quarters as negative points in the other jars. They raised $1300 for the Children”s Hospital!!!
As you can see, Greek Week harnesses the natural competitiveness of ambitious students while raising money for charity and having a lot of fun!
Here are pictures from the Cake-off competition. What are your favorites?
Believe it or not, several of these cakes were made by guys! Way to go, guys!
Some of my sorority sisters at the event:
ZBT shows their Greek Week spirit:
The lovely judges, who had to try so many cakes that they almost puked. (Sigma Kappa alone submitted 29, and Zeta Beta Tau submitted 20!)
The pie eating contest:
…and more, at Greek Week!