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Strengthening Greek unity

Greek week
Alexa Stirn
Alpha Gamma Delta performs their Monsters University themed dance for the Greek Week Showcase in Young Auditorium Thursday evening, March 13, 2024.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater currently houses four Greek councils to represent its various chapters. The Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, the Intercultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council consist of countless affiliated students working to make a difference in both their chapters and the Whitewater community.

Homecoming and Greek Week are two of the largest events for the Greek chapters. While Homecoming unites all campus organizations, sports, students, faculty, alumni and the community, Greek Week highlights the Greek unity that exists within the Greek community on campus.

“Being part of Greek life has really helped me gain a different perspective on my college career,” said Drew Beimel, a sophomore math major and member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. “I did not plan on joining a fraternity when I came to Whitewater, but because I did I have found my closest friends and a community.”

This year, Greek Week ran March 11 through March 15. Members of the Greek community recreated scenes from the “Monsters University” movie throughout various activities during the week, including trivia, hide and seek in Heide Hall and the talent showcase.

“Greek week is, in my own opinion, the best week of the year,” said Abby Eckman, a sophomore physical education major and member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. “For the past year I have dedicated my time to choreograph for the show as well as go to all the events. These events strengthen the gap between all Greek members because you get a chance to connect with others throughout the way. It is the competition that allows us all to show ne

w sides of ourselves and overall bonds us together. Greek week is used on campus to unite us, but also reflect positively on each chapter as we pine for the win.”

Through events like Greek Week, the Greek chapters on campus are able to highlight not just their chapter’s unity, but also their work within the community and national philanthropic projects.

“Last week, the Interfraternity Council held a cardboard boat competition at the aquatic center,” Beimel said. “Being able to collaborate with the city of Whitewater and members of both the campus and Greek community really demonstrates Greek unity to me, and goes to show how committed we are to helping our community.”

As Greek chapters on the Whitewater campus continue to grow, the importance of Greek unity and outreach similarly continues to expand. For more information on the different chapters and councils on campus, visit university website or “UWW Greeks” on social media platforms.

“Greek life has shaped me into the person I am today because it has given me the confidence and opportunity to immerse myself into leadership positions and to expand my circle even more,” concluded Eckman. “I have had the privilege to meet so many amazing women who have pushed me to do great things. I am happier than ever with my decision to go Greek and could not have asked for a better college experience.”



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Katie Popp, Campus News Editor
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