September 21, 2011

Family Weekend features 75th annual Greek Sing

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Greek Sing, a tradition for three-quarters of a century at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, brings a fun blend of song, dance and more to campus on Saturday, Sept. 24. 

The Greek Sing, originated by Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, takes place on the steps of Shryock Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and everyone is welcome to enjoy the unique variety show.  There is no cost.

SIUC is home to 28 Greek letter organizations, all under the banner of the Inter-Greek Council, which sponsors the Greek Sing.  A number of those organizations will participate in the friendly competition, performing eight-minute routines including music, dancing, costumes and props.  It’s all in fun and as part of the Family Weekend festivities, promises a good time for students, friends and family and a chance for everyone to enjoy a bit of Greek life on campus. 

“This is a friendly competition for everyone, something fun for our families and friends to come see and be a part of.  It is cool because our families can’t always be involved in our Greek letter organizations so to have this show on Family Weekend combines two of the things we love -- our families and our chapters.  Greek Sing is fun for everyone,” said Stacie Ostrander, Greek Sing coordinator and a senior fashion design and merchandising major from Decatur. 

In the event of rain, the 75th annual Greek Sing will move into the Student Center Auditorium.