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Categories:  Campus, Students

Celebrating Greek life, achievements

Greek Week

Delta Phi Omega Mu Chapter members Deena Patel (clockwise), Ekta Patel and Krupa Patel. Photo: Laura Horan

UIC kicks off Greek Week festivities today, bringing together 600 students from 32 chapters and five councils to celebrate Greek life on campus.

Events are open to all students interested in the Greek community, including those who are not members.

“Greek Week is a great time when everyone from different Greek life chapters and councils can come together for a bit of healthy competition and call us back to remember how similar we are despite the differences between each individual organization,” said sophomore Mary Olson, a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and president of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council.

Students from Greek organizations on campus have a longstanding commitment to the founding values of leadership, service, scholarship and friendship, said Joe Browy, president of the Interfraternity Council.

“I’m looking forward to working with and competing with all the UIC Greek organizations,” said Browy, senior in architecture and member of Phi Kappa Psi.

Greek Week events include:

• bowling tournament, 5 p.m. today, UIC’s The Alley

• field events, 3 p.m. Friday, Lecture Center Plaza

• opening ceremony and alumni reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Student Center East Inner Circle

• sports tournaments, Saturday and Sunday

• “Carts that Care,” food carts to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 10 a.m. Monday, Student Center East concourse

• founders’ lecture by Dave Westol, CEO of Limberlost Consulting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 302 Student Center East

• Zumbathon, 5:30 p.m. April 16, Student Recreation Center

• “Greek Scene” talent show, 6 p.m. April 17, Illinois Room, Student Center East.

For more events or to get involved with the Greek community, visit http://bit.ly/1jZ4Jfy

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