Greek Life

Lip Sync Results From Greek Week 2011

Omicron Chi Theta – “True Life: I’m Becoming Greek” – Seventh

Alpha Tau Omega – “ATO Story Time” – Sixth

Lambda Chi Alpha – “It’s Great to be a Lambda Chi 2011” – Fifth

Sigma Kappa – “True Life: I’m A Greek Goddess” – Fourth

Chi Omega – “True Life: Jersey Shore” – Third

Alpha Xi Delta – “Sorority Girl Problems” – Second

Delta Tau Delta – “Hot For Teacher” – First

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Posted by    Date: Monday, March 28, 2011

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Panhellenic Council Supports Our Troops

The Marietta College Panhellenic Community helps support the troops deployed for Pro-Panhellenic Week.

As a part of Pro-Panhellenic Week, the women of the Panhellenic Council put on a philanthropy event. For the event they could make letters that are being sent to Ladies of Liberty. Everyone could also bring different products that will be sent over to the women troops deployed.

The philanthropy event was a part of the Panhellenic Council’s Pro-Panhellenic Week. The week was dedicated to uniting the women of the Greek community and to display the benefits of the council.

“I am very excited for everything that has been collected for the troops.  We’ve been very excited for this week since the beginning of the semester and hope to do many more events like this.” Elizabeth Oswalt, President of Marietta College’s Panhellenic Council stated.

Ladies of Liberty is a national organization ,which Buckeye Blue Mothers is working with. Buckeye Blue Mothers is a non-profit organization that is made up of mothers whose sons or daughters are deployed overseas in the military.  Their goal is to support their troops anyways possible, mostly by sending boxes of products that the soldiers need. For more information visit, http://buckeyebluestarmothers.org/index.htm.

“I felt that this was a good event to get the women of the community involved,” Sarah Griffin, Vice President of Community Development for Panhellenic Council, said, “It let’s them see that these items are going to women who are around the same age as many of us.”

Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the sororities at Marietta College. The community consists of Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega and Sigma Kappa.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Homecoming 2010: Croon Video

Last night we saw 10 organizations participate in the Candidate Croon, which is a night where groups could specifically promote their candidate through song, dance, and performance.  Dance Team, one of the groups without a candidate, participated in an attempt to win the event.

The event went smoothly until the Brothers of Delta Tau Delta asked to delay their performance until 20 minutes after all other teams had completed.  Their chapter President, and Homecoming Candidate, Derek Ensinger said that the group was waiting for some of their Brothers to leave their Choir and Band practices.  There is no word from College Union Board as to whether they will be docked points or be disqualified for not being ready at their specified time.

Back to the fun – Here are all the performances…which is the best in your opinion?

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Posted by    Date: Friday, October 29, 2010

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Rock-A-Day: Delta Upsilon New Member Rock

The new members of Delta Upsilon’s colonization attempt decided to follow the Alpha Xi Delta’s idea, and painted the rock with their initials.  DU was granted Interest Group status at last week’s Interfraternity Council meeting.

Delta Upsilon New Member Rock

Delta Upsilon New Member Rock

Delta Upsilon New Member Rock

Delta Upsilon New Member Rock

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Rock-A-Day: Baby Fuzzie Edition

The new members of Alpha Xi Delta had originally planned to paint the rock near the end of last week, but the College Democrats had already claimed the space.  So on Saturday night, the “Baby Fuzzies” of Alpha Xi Delta went out to paint the rock.

To be honest, when I first saw the rock, I though it said “Fraggle Rock“, which is a much different situation.

Fuzzie Rock

Fuzzie Rock

Fuzzie Rock

Fuzzie Rock

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Get To Know OXO

Omicron Chi Theta, Marietta College’s only Local Women’s Club (Essentially, a Local Sorority) is recruiting this week.  If formal Panhellenic Recruitment wasn’t for you, or if you were looking for something different, now is your chance to get to know OXO.

OXO Fall Recruitment Flyer (Fall 2010)

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Paint A Kappa Today From 11 to 5

Paint a Kappa RockSigma Kappa’s Ultraviolet Philanthropy effort kicks off today with their annual Paint A Kappa event.  Donors can choose to either give $1, $2, or $5, and in return, will receive the opportunity to paint a Kappa.  The event runs from 11 AM to 5 PM in front of Andrews Hall.

The Ultraviolet campaign donates money to four different philanthropies, which benefit gerontology, Alzheimer’s research,  Inherit the Earth, and the Maine Sea Coast Mission.

For $1, you can paint a Kappa using a cup of paint.  $2 scores a donor a balloon of paint to use on the Kappa of their choice, and $5 for a bucket of paint to pour on any Kappa.

Here are the times that Kappa’s are scheduled to be around.  I’ve heard rumblings of representatives from other chapters also getting in on the fun, though, so stop by to find your favorite person.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, September 17, 2010

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The Power of a Wish

Pie a ChiEd’s Note:  Chelsey Scott will be writing for Writing on the Mall, please give her a warm welcome.  For full disclosure, Scott is a Chi Omega.  Also, apologies for the delay in getting this article out.  Things will be much more on time now, I promise.

If you had lunch or dinner in Gilman on Wednesday, September 1, you may have noticed lots of pies outside. And not the kind of pie you eat – the kind of pie you throw. At Chi Omegas, to be specific. This year’s first on-campus fundraiser was held by the women of Chi Omega in their annual Pie-A-Chi charity event, proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, their national philanthropy. After taking last year off from the event, Pie-A-Chi was brought back by popular demand this fall. And when I say popular, I mean popular. The event raised more money than it has in the last five years with a grand total of over $600! Not bad for four hours and thirteen tubs of whipped cream huh?

Pie A ChiFor those who may have missed the event, students who wished to pie one of the women paid either $3 for a throw or $5 for a smash in the face. Not only were the Chi Omegas the targets, special guest appearances were made by Delta Tau Delta’s Derek Ensinger, Alpha Tau Omega’s Drew Schulte, Sigma Kappa’s Amber Davis, (then) Rho Gammas Alex Edelbrock and Kasey Woodworth, and student body President, Josh Maxwell. The women of Chi Omega want to send a million thanks to these individuals for being such great sports to raise money for this fantastic cause! And another thanks to all the people who paid to pie a Chi – you helped share the power of a wish, the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation raises money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, September 17, 2010

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Sorority Recruitment Kicks Off Today

Ed’s Note:  Writing on the Mall Reached out to Panhellenic Council for an article regarding Sorority Recruitment.  The following was written by Ally Janakis, the Vice President of Public Relations for PHC.

DSCF1236With the campus all a flurry and recruitment finally here, one cannot help but hear “Be More, Be Greek.” Although this does not literally mean Greek as in baklava and Greek gods, it is the world of sisterhood and philanthropy.

Every female student is given the opportunity to go through Recruitment at Marietta College. There are upperclassmen that disaffiliate from their chapter to help women through the recruitment process called Rho Gammas. Their job is to be unbiased and to answer questions and help women make the choice that is best for them.

DSCF1138There are three sororities on campus including Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega and Sigma Kappa. Recruitment for sororities will be held the week of September 6 through 10. Although Greek life is not for everyone, it is definitely an important aspect of college to try. As an incoming freshman, Greek life allows women to meet other freshmen women and also upperclassmen.

Recruitment for women involves different themed nights where potential new members are given an inside look at each sorority in hopes that they find one they feel they belong with. It begins with Monday and Tuesday being open houses and gives interested women a chance to visit each house.

Wednesday is chapter day. This is when each house explains what is unique to their chapter at Marietta College. Wednesday is also a chance for women to begin making a decision as to which house they feel most at home in.

Thursday night is a very special night for affiliated women and interested women. Thursday is Preference Night. This is when women are given an inside look at sisterhood and are invited to follow their heart to whichever house they liked the best. Following Preference Night women sign a card agreeing to accept a bid from whichever houses they write down. However, there is no obligation to join a sorority or fraternity if one chooses to go through Recruitment.

DSCF1234Friday is the final and most exciting day because the interested women receive their bids and are welcomed home into their respective houses. Most of the Greek community comes to witness Bid Day outside of Andrews Hall. Each sorority house is filled with excitement as they anxiously await their new girls and also to welcome their Rho Gammas back.

“Sorority life offers so much from lifelong friendships, leadership development, community service, social activities and more,” says Kelly Querry ’11, Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment. “The sorority life is a home away from home for many young women and it is a place to grow and mature.”

Although each house has its own character, they all have similar standards they must maintain. Every house has a required GPA that must be upheld, philanthropies they support by doing community service and raising money and some houses have study hours. Along with this, there is a lot of Greek involvement on campus. Greeks hold many leadership positions on campus including roles on many Executive Boards.

Each sorority has its own house with a housemother that serves as a live-in R.A.

Some of the benefits of Greek life include lifelong connections. Being a part of a national organization opens doors for employment and also provides alumni chapters all over the country that are there to help you if you move somewhere new. The idea is if you move someplace new you will have sisters there to take you to a dinner and tell you all the best places to go. Greek life also provides many chances to practice leadership. A good number of U.S. Presidents have been affiliated with fraternities.

“To incoming freshmen: at least try out Rush and Recruitment; some of our most involved Greek leaders on campus would tell you they never planned on going Greek when they came to Marietta College,” said Ryan Nolen’12 . “At least give it a try, you could end up with some of the greatest friendships and opportunities during your four year run here at Marietta.”

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Posted by    Date: Monday, September 6, 2010

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GREEK WEEK: Chalking on the Mall Edition

Tonight’s event was Chalking on the Mall with each house making a chalk image of a selected Nickelodeon show.  Here’s what happened:

Lambda Chi Alpha’s rendition of The Angry Beavers (click image for larger version).

Lambda Chi Alpha's Chalk on the Mall

Delta Tau Delta’s rendition of Hey Arnold (click image for larger version).

Delta Tau Delta's Chalk on the Mall

A few of the Delts got bored and also drew Invader Zim (Or The Tallest, according to some people) and GIR (click image for larger version).

Invader Zim or The Tallest and GIR

Chi Omega’s rendition of The Wild Thornberrys (click image for larger version).

Chi Omega's Chalk on the Mall

Alpha Tau Omega’s creation (click image for larger version).

Alpha Tau Omega's Chalk on the Mall

Alpha Xi Delta’s rendition of the Rugrats and Aaa! Real Monsters (click image for larger version).

Alpha Xi Delta's Chalk on the Mall

Sigma Kappa’s rendition of CatDog as they celebrate the 175th anniversary of Marietta College (click image for larger version).

Sigma Kappa's Chalk on the Mall

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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