Throughout the week of Sep. 17 to the 21st, Greek life on USD’s campus is holding numerous events for their community, called Greek Week.
During this week there are multiple events that help support fundraising efforts for each fraternity and sorority. The first community event was the blood drive sponsored by Greek life.
Kylee Patrick, first-year medical biology major donated blood on Monday, not only to support her sorority Alpha Xi Delta, but also for personal reasons.
“My grandma’s a nurse and I want to go into the medical field, and I hate needles so I like I wanted to overcome my fear… so it’s helping to get over that fear of needles,” Patrick said.
She also said that she did it to help the community.
“I know my blood is out there helping someone,” Partrick said.
Laura Anderton, director of sorority/fraternity life & leadership said the blood drive also gives a little rivalry between the chapters.
“A big why behind that is because our community blood bank is always in need of blood, and that’s a great way for us to have a little bit of competition of trying to sign up to give,” Anderton said.
For the rest of the week there are various activities planned for the chapters to participate in. A “Change War” is also happening in the Muenster University Center and proceeds will go to a non-profit organization such as Circle of Sisterhood.
Some of the larger events include Trivia Night at Varsity, visiting the Vermillion After School Program to play kickball, a lip sync at Aalfs Auditorium and then Greek Olympics on Friday.