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Splashin’ with the Greeks cools students down

On August 22, 2023 at 5 p.m., the East Memorial Union Lawn had water activities hosted by the Greeks. On this hot sunny day, participants signed waivers at the Splashin’ with the Greeks event to be a part of the water fun.

“I saw it on the calendar,” said Lauren Myers, freshman business major. “The events can also be found on Instagram.”

According to Myers, she arrived at this event because it was open for everyone.

“I wanted to hang out with frats and sororities as a get away from class,” said Jayden Trester, sophomore forensic investigation major.

Social media such as Instagram also helped her stay reminded of the event going on that evening.

Luckily, this is not the only event the Greeks are hosting, “Things like WU Fest, PaintU and many others are coming up soon,” Trester said.

More upcoming events like these will be here throughout the year for everyone.

Greek life events are hosted to support people in joining. All the events for this semester are planned out and funded by student organizations.

From being a part of the sorority, Sydney DeArvil, senior finance and economics major, found out through flyers and delegates about this event.

“I was not a part of the making of this event, panhellenic was involved to decide,” DeArvil said.

Since she is a senior, she is considering staying another year in the sorority.

“It is $25 to sign up as a member and you would need to scan the QR code,” DeArvil said.

Usually, to be a part of fraternity and sorority life, it is not necessary for freshmen to move into the designated housing until sophomore year.

“You can find more events on Bods Connect and Instagram,” said Genevieve Michaelis, senior communication major. “But, I already knew about these events by having meetings last spring for this coming year.”

Unfortunately, some events probably won’t happen again. Michaelis stated that only WU Fest is guaranteed as a yearly event.

A member of Kappa Sigma, Luiz Alcantara, senior psychology major, said he has been a member since the fall 2019.

“I joined because a lot of student leaders were involved in student life. I wanted to be a leader too,” Alcantara said. “These groups help show what organizations are out there and makes people interested.”

“Since I was a freshman, I’ve always thought about joining greek life,” said Colton Cattoor, sophomore psychology major.

He said that he never did much in high school so he decided to be more involved in his college life. So, since his freshman year, he has been a member of the fraternity.

“The events help you organize things and helps you grow as a person,” Cattoor said.

Another sophomore part of fraternity and sorority life also joined his freshman year.

“Since last spring I rushed in Kappa Sigma,” said Samuel Revel, sophomore kinesiology and rehab major. “Caden Davis helped me join and I saw how wholesome they are and felt like family.”

He later explained that these organizations bring people out of their shell and welcome more into their community. 65 community hours are also required in Kappa Sigma to participate in events like these.

“I truly believe they are one of the best,” Revel said, regarding the fraternity and sorority life experience.

What they said seemed to be true since Abishek Karki, freshman computer science major, claimed that the event was fun and he enjoyed it.

“It’s normally not this hot in my country,” Karki said. “I am from Nepal, on the mountains but I have been in the U.S. for five days.”

He also said that he found out about this event through the flyers that were handed out and is interested in being part of the fraternity.

“I met the ‘G’ guy to sign and say I’m interested in joining the fraternity,” Karki said.

The event ended by 8:30 p.m.

Edited by LeSha’ Davis and Aja Carter

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