MTSU Greek Week is an annual event put on by the FSL committee to raise money for the MTSU student food pantry. It focuses on the positive impact the Greek community has on campus as well as its heart for philanthropy.The 2017 Greek Week chair Shalayna Hoekstra, of Zeta Tau Alpha, played an incredible role in organizing so many great events for everyone to participate in. A few of the events that have taken place throughout the years are food drives for the student food pantry, blood drives, block parties, stroll offs, and my personal favorite, ‘walk-a-mile in her shoes’.
Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes is a one-mile walk through campus to raise awareness about sexual assault and abuse. But wait, it gets even better. The main participants in this walk are men and their requirements, you ask? They must walk the mile while wearing high heels! It is truly an incredible event that is fun for all those participating but also draws attention to very serious matters in the community.
Also taken place during Greek Week is the all-Greek picture that is taken every year outside in the Student Union Commons. It is a time for every organization to grab their brothers, sisters, and letters and wear them proudly.
To top off the week-long celebration, are the annual FSL awards, which recognize prominent figures in the Greek Community and the chapters that are going above and beyond for not only their organization but Panhellenic as a whole. It is a formal attire event and draws everyone together to really reflect on all the amazing things that Greek men and woman do on and off campus.
Every year a chapter is recognized through the Chapter of the Year award, which represents the organization that continuously went above and beyond to achieve things not only in their organization but for the Greek community and campus outreach as well. 2017’s Chapter of the Year award went to the ladies of Chi Omega.
Greek Week strives to show that the time and effort put in by all these organizations throughout the entire year does not go unnoticed and the impact it has on our campus community is truly remarkable.