Greeks gather in games and glory


Delta Chi brothers compete against Sigma Tau Gamma brothers in volleyball March 23 in the Wellness Center.

Kylee Whistler, Copy Editor

Though the Pitt-Johnstown campus is far from the Mediterranean, it had plenty of Greek activity last week.

March 18 marked the start of Greek Week, an annual competition among members of campus sororities and fraternities.

With multiple events every day of the week, Sigma Tau Gamma associate member Kevin Zipf said the events get all Greek members closer together. These events include pingpong, poker and bowling.

Alpha Gamma Delta sisters Kerrie Krug and Ariel Hellien said that the week’s highlight is that all Greeks get together and have fun.

Krug said all the Greeks put aside drama for the week.

In preparation for the week, Krug said sorority members had tryouts for specific events. They also practiced, and support one another throughout the week.

Similarly, Delta Chi member Andrew Buchmann said fraternity members prepared for the week’s events by practicing as a team beforehand.

Buchmann said a Delta Chi team went to a bowling alley weeks in advance to practice. He also said that Delta Chi won the bowling competition.

Kappa Zeta new member Amy Conrad said her first Greek Week was exciting.

“There were a lot of people I didn’t realize were in Greek life that I now know,” she said.

Delta Chi Vice President Travis Schluep teamed up with Alpha Sigma Alpha sister Danielle Naser to plan the week’s events.

Naser said the week’s preparation involves organizing the event schedule.

Schluep also said the two needed permission to move things and get the equipment needed.

Schluep said there are new trophies to be awarded this year. He said the trophies will be inscribed with a plaque listing winning teams, and it is to be reused annually for Greek Week events.

Trophies were awarded to Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and Delta Chi Fraternity for taking first place.