For members of Belmont’s fraternities and sororities, early April may mean one thing – Greek Week.
As the name suggests, Greek Week is weeklong, student-run celebration of Belmont’s Greek Life geared toward a philanthropic cause and full of service, contests, and of course, singing..
Kevin Reynolds, Belmont’s Coordinator of Student Activities and Greek Life, said the week is meant to embody the four pillars of Greek Life – scholarship, leadership, brotherhood and sisterhood and philanthropy.
“BU Greek Week is 100 percent about what it is to be Greek. It’s fun with a purpose,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds said that this year’s philanthropic efforts will focused toward the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee, an organization that provides care for mentally ill children and adults.
Ones of the biggest day during the week will be the day of service where students will go into the Nashville community and serve.
For the first time, there will also be an all-Greek worship night which Reynolds said he was particularly excited about.
“Some of the Greeks who are involved with University Ministries came to me on their own and said they wanted organize a Greek worship night,” Reynolds said. “BU’s Christian emphasis blends over into the Greek Life, and that’s one reason why I’m proud to be an advisor for it.”
The consistently best-attended event of the week is Greek Sing scheduled for Sunday night at the Curb Event Center. As always, each fraternity and sorority puts on an act with singing and dancing wtih changed-up lyrics from popular songs.
Reynolds said the various sororities and fraternities have been rehearsing since January, but he isn’t aware of any surprises planned for the show.
“I think, judging from the lyrics and the amount of rehearsals, that the biggest surprise will be who wins,” he said.