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NMSU hosts the annual Greek Week

New Mexico State University will host Greek Week, a traditional event that occurs every spring, April 12-19. Greek Week gives members of the Greek community the opportunity to get together for a week of community and campus service, competitions and other fun events.

"The point of Greek Week is to not only showcase all of the fraternities and sororities, but for the campus and community to come out and be entertained," said Kat Lopez, the public relations co-chair of Greek Week. "It helps show the dedication, teamwork and efforts of these groups."

Greek Week will kick off April 12 with Greek Sing at 7:30 p.m. on the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage. This night allows Greek members to showcase their talent. Every fraternity and sorority were given 10 days to prepare a skit based on a variety of themes. The skits include dancing, singing and entertainment for the whole family. Members of the community are encouraged to attend Greek Sing. This is a free event, but donations will be accepted and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.

The Greek community members will participate in Pool Night at 5 p.m. April 13 at the NMSU Natatorium. During this event, Greek members will compete in various events such as relays, 200 meter medley, freestyle and spontaneous events. Members of the community are encouraged to come and watch these fun events. Admission is free.

The Greek community will then host a lecture and workshop about leadership by Joe Bertolino at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms. Bertolino is an author, lecturer and teacher and has presented more than 350 programs at more than 200 colleges and conferences. All NMSU students are encouraged to attend this event.

The next event during Greek Week is the Day of Service on April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this event, NMSU fraternity and sorority members will conduct community service for various businesses in Las Cruces and around the university.

The last event of Greek Week will be the Greek Olympics at 2:30 p.m. April 19 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. This event allows all Greek members to compete in fun Olympic style games such as tug-a-war, building human pyramids, 10-legged race and other events that will be entertaining for everyone.

At the end of each event, the fraternities and sororities are awarded points and at the end of Greek Week the fraternity and sorority with the most points are awarded Greek Week Champions. Lopez said the winners receive a trophy at the annual Greek awards ceremony, which takes place on April 27.

Lopez said their goal for this year's Greek Week is to have as many student and community members attend the events and to provide the most service and entertainment as possible.

"It's just like Homecoming in the fall, because it's an event that brings NMSU students and the community together," Lopez said. "Greek Week is something that everyone can enjoy and benefit from."

For more information call (505) 670-5252.