Greek Week comes comes around again

Megan Swindell

It is that time of year again: Greek Week. The greek community is already in action. From collecting cans to practicing for Broomball tournaments, greek students have been preparing all year for the week-long tradition that has been around for 60 years.

The BBQ Kickoff Event will be from 5 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday on Central Campus. The week is full of tournaments where sorority-fraternity pairings compete against each other in events such as Live-Action-Role-Playing, Bed Races and Egg Joust.

There is one day set aside completely for Greek Olympics, which are to be held throughout the greek community on March 31 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

This year the main philanthropy is the Polar Bear Plunge in Lake Laverne for the Ames Special Olympics. Plunge participants must raise a minimum of $50 to participate. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 31 with registration from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

The Iowa State community is encouraged to get involved with the week activities as well, especially in the Polar Bear Plunge.

The week comes to a close with the Vespers Ceremony on April 1 in CY Stephens. Here, the revealing of the Greek Week winners takes place. A full agenda with the main events as well as locations and dates can be found on the Greek Iowa State Website.