West Virginia Universitys annual Greek Week, which continues through Friday (April 3), has fraternities and sororities competing to show who hasmore game than Milton Bradley.”
The Universitys nine sororities and 14 fraternities are split into teams with themes based on board game favorites like Candy Land, Trouble and Clue. During the week, groups have competed in everything from banner contests to service projects.
Although it involves competition, it also allows for a lot of Greek unity because sororities and fraternities are paired together for the week,said Ann-Marie Marnell, Greek Programming Committee chair.
On Wednesday (April 1), Greeks will give back to the community by holding their annual Red Cross blood drive from 1-7 p.m. in the lobby of Stansbury Hall. A talent show is also planned for 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms. Admission for the talent show is $3, or two canned goods. Food items and entry fees will be donated to the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club.
Other activities include an air bands contest. Groups will have a chance to show off their dancing and cheering skills at 4 p.m. Thursday (April 2) on the Mountainlair green. Six sorority and six fraternity members make up each team. The teams are required to prepare a dance routine that will be scored by a group of judges with backgrounds in cheerleading and dance.
Students will also participate in a costume contest during the air bands competition. One fraternity and one sorority member from each team will create a costume that corresponds with their theme.
My favorite competition is air bands. Ive always been a dancer, and I used to cheer so I love watching it,Marnell said.
Activities that took place earlier in the week included a banner contest, coin collection for the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club and Greek Games (relay race, doughnut eating contest, tug-of-war, arm wrestling match and water balloon toss).
Winners of the overall competition will be announced at 4 p.m. Friday (April 3). For more information, e-mail Marnell at “