Greek Week Raises More than $9,000 for Charities

Greek Week Raises More than $9,000 for Charities
The men of Sigma Nu sing around their snake made of canned food during Can Structure Day, part of Greek Week at Cal Poly Pomona May 6, 2008

Philanthropy can be fun. The university's Greek Week raised more than $9,000 for philanthropic organizations through a variety of events including Lip Sync, Food Fair and Penny Wars.

All proceeds from the events went to the Cal Poly Pomona Dream Scholarship, the Christina Burmeister Memorial Scholarship and the United Friends of the Children in Los Angeles.

Held each spring, Greek Week allows campus Greek organizations to celebrate the positive aspects of Greek life through fundraisers, games and other activities. Events included Can Structure Day, where more than 5,500 cans were donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

As a part of Greek Week activities, Cal Poly Pomona fraternities and sororities lended a hand (or 600) in the city of Pomona's Beautification Day on Saturday, May 10. Hundreds of students completed 2,656 hours of community service during the giant spring cleaning event, pruning trees and washing windows at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center and helping to clear yards.

“Greek Week was very successful, as it was an opportunity for the Greek Community to band together and make a difference on campus and in the Pomona community,” said Jennifer Adams, interim coordinator of Greek Life and Education.

The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity were the overall Greek Week winners.

The Poly Gold award for Best Sorority went to the Lambda Theta Alpha Latina Sorority, while Phi Kappa Tau took home the Poly Gold for Best Fraternity.