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Greeks begin preparation for Greek Week with team selection Dec. 3


Preparation for Central Michigan University’s 2020 Greek Week is already underway, with Greek Week events starting in March.

Representatives from every Greek organization at CMU will meet in the Student Activity Center Tuesday, Dec. 3 to establish teams between fraternities and sororities. These pairings will compete during the five-day charity event and the team charity events that come before. 

The teams will have time to begin planning their group events and choose a theme for the different teams to follow.

Each team is organizing two events before Greek Week begins to raise money and awareness for the event, which begins March 22, 2020 and lasts five days. The week will feature a keynote speaker, a series of Greek games, a service day, and a mock rock music festival to end the week. 

The goal this year is to raise $100,000.  Greek Week raised $90,000 last year and $100,000 the year before. 

Along with choosing teams, the committee overseeing Greek Week will also announce the two philanthropic organizations that the proceeds of the events will go toward. In past years, donations have gone to groups like the Isabella County Restoration House, Parents United to Stop Hazing, Special Days Camp and Women’s Aid Service in Mount Pleasant. 

Dan Delgado, Kappa Sigma fraternity member and Greek Week committee member, says this year he hopes for more participation from non-Greek students. 

“This isn’t a cause that’s only for the Greek community,” said Delgado. “It’s a CMU thing, not a Greek thing."

The team that raises the most money will be presented with a trophy, as well as the team that wins the Mock Rock on the final day.