Annual celebration of MU Greek life and service begins April 12

The annual Mizzou Greek Week will be held April 12 through April 26. Mizzou Greek Week is actually a two-week celebration of Greek Life on campus. The event highlights the dedication of the Mizzou Greek students to service not only to the University, but also the city of Columbia and the surrounding community. Greek Week also fosters relationships among MU sororities and fraternities to build unity among the Greek Community at Mizzou.

“As a freshman this will be my first time celebrating Greek Week,” said Kelsey Swaggart, a member of the Phi Mu sorority at Mizzou. “I’m very excited to volunteer around the Columbia area with my fellow Mizzou Greeks and spend time with members of the Columbia area at service events.

Plans for the two weeks include a variety of activities from service events around Columbia, to Greeks competing in sporting events, to social events that foster good relationships in the Greek community.

Mizzou Greek Week 2015 Service Events

  • Mizzou Greek Week blood drive: April 14, 15, 16 at the Mizzou Rec
  • Caring for Columbia: April 11 at various locations
  • Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center: April 11 at Riding Center
  • Special Olympics: April 18 at Rockbridge High School
  • Ella’s Hope for Autism Event at Cosmo: April 19 at Bethel Park

Mizzou Greek Week 2015 Sporting Events

  • Flag Football: April 17 at Stankowski field
  • Soccer: April 18 at Stankowski field
  • Basketball: April 18 at the Mizzou Rec
  • Volleyball: April 19 at the Mizzou Rec
  • Dodge ball: April 16 at the Mizzou Rec

Mizzou Greek Week 2015 Social Events

  • Greek Week Fling: April 20, 21, 22 at the Missouri Theater
  • Kick-off Event: April 12 at Carnahan Quadrangle
  • Greek Week Trivia Night: April 15 at Harpo’s
  • Greek Week Placing Announcements: April 26 at Traditions Plaza

Charities and organizations benefitting from the funds raised during Greek Week this year include: Jumpstart, Woodhaven, MedZou Community Health Clinic, Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, Camp Kesem, Heart of Missouri CASA, Ella’s Hope for Autism.

“I’m most excited to volunteer for the Greek Week service events and promote Greek life around the community of Columbia,” said Riley Messman, a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority at Mizzou. “It’s a really great opportunity to be able to give back to the community for the support they give us not only as members of Greek life, but as Mizzou students in general.”

Olivia Hoelting

About the Author Olivia Hoelting

From a young age I can remember sitting with my dad at our family’s kitchen table looking over various agriculture magazines and newspapers. At the time, I was too young to understand most of the stories, but my dad would spend hours reading aloud to me. When I learned to read the stories myself, my dad helped me sound out some of the difficult terms myself. Little did I know, those small moments would be the first glance into my future career that I am now working towards. I am currently a junior studying science and agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. I have an emphasis in agricultural marketing. I am also working towards a double minor in agricultural economics and political science.