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James
08-28-2001, 04:36 PM
A lot of Chapters at a lot of Schools have one (or more) big programs that are really associated with them . . .

Here at this campus:

Alpha Gamma Delta does Mr. Sweetheart every year . . .

Delta Zeta Does their annual Lip Synch Show.

Zeta Tau Alpha does Zeta Search for the Stars.

Sigma Sigma Sigma does Greek Goddess.

The guys really don't do anything . . .

So what are the big programs you do on your campus and what are they about? Or the big programs that others do?

Maybe it will give us some ideas about events we can do at different campuses . . .

damasa
08-29-2001, 11:25 AM
We do the greek olympics and we have a spinoff of mr. greek week and mrs. greek week, which are in a sense decathlons involving greek games. It's pretty kewl and we do it every semester. and when we can, we try to get as many of the greek orgs to pitch in and donate and help sponsor something with the campus, like a Thanksgiving food drive, or something in a similar sense. I really like what the TKEs do here. They have their own food drive for Thanksgiving and for 100 hours straight, they have at least one member sitting on the top of their house, and it's all decorated and lit up with crazy looking lights and stuff. It's awesome, we'd do something like that, but you can sit on the top of our roof because it towers into the sky!

Sunny
08-29-2001, 12:05 PM
Our school seems to be really big on yearly events...

Fiji has Islander...a huge concert/party- They've had AMAZING bands..Sublime, 311, goldfinger, blink 182 etc. They also have Fiji soccer tournament.

Pike has Fight Night (boxing) in spring and their Green Fog party in Fall

ATO throws Space Jam every year...basically a huge, space themed black light party

Kappa and Theta have a Kite and Key crush party

Tri Delt has Poisiden Man, a male beauty pagent

Theta Chi has Miss Isla Vista, girls's beauty pagent

As for sports, there's Phi-Ball (Alpha phi, volleyball) Pi Phi Bowling, Sigma Nu's Big West Basketball, DG anchor Splash, and Beta softball....Beta also has a Beta Bedrock party.

AEPi has Mardi Gras which is HUGE every year, but usually gets shut down by the police.

AEphi makes a men of Santa Barbara calendar.

Sigma Chi has Derby Days

That's all I can think of right now, but I know there's more!!

ZTAngel
09-21-2001, 10:26 AM
My post got deleted when the system crashed. :( Ok, here it is again (these are just the ones I can remember):

ZTA: King of the Campus, Pig Roast, Crown Classic
Kappa Sig: Bed Races, Shipwreck, and Hairy Buffalo
Kappa Delta: Shamrock
SAE: Paddy Murphy and Bullfrog
Lambda Chi: Watermelon Bust and Moonbounce
Delta Gamma: Anchor Splash
Pi Phi: Say What? Pi Phi
AZD: Xi Man
Pike: Pikes for Tykes
Sig Ep: Queen of Hearts
Pi Kapp: Pi Kapp Princess Pageant
Sigma Chi: Italian Wedding and Derby Days
ATO: Viking
Tri-Delta: Shakedown
ADPi: Find a Mister for your Sister
DU: Lip Service

kristiAZD
12-10-2001, 03:53 PM
My school's small, but we still get involved in big ways. Our organizations really pride themselves on philanthopic work, so many of the big events have to do with that.

I'm an AZD, and we have our annual Xi Man competition every year, which is like a male beauty pagent. All donations go to a local food shelter, and you get a discount on admission if you bring a canned good. We also did a Toy Drive this year for local daycares and pre-schools that was sucessful, so I hope we continue to do that every year. We also sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt with Sigma Phi Epsilon every spring and invite area children to participate.

The K-Sigs do a See-Saw a Thon in the fall where they ride a huge see-saw in front of the campus for a whole weekend, 24-7. Many other greek organizations help out by riding the see-saw and giving these guys a break. I did this year and it was a blast! All the money they collect goes to St. Judes Children's Hospital.

The Zeta's and Sig Kaps started to do a haunted house at Halloween for philanthropy which I think was split between their repective charities. This year they did a haunted hayride and let the K-Sigs join in.

Our one local frat, Phi Theta Phi, does the biggest event on our campus by far. They do the Walk-a-Thon every winter and have raised over 1 million dollars for the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. They walk in the cold from our school to Pittsbugh usually in harsh weather and snow. They've been doing this since the sixties and alumni come back every year and help the guys do the walk. It's a big generator of pride for the guys and our school because they are one of the top contributors of philanthropic work out of all greek organizations in the nation. They just did this year's walk this past weekend, and were hoping to bring in $50,000, but I haven't heard yet how much they collected.

I know our other greek organizations do stuff, but I can't think of anything else off the top of my head.

shadokat
12-10-2001, 05:00 PM
Many chapters of Delta Phi Epsilon do "Deepher Dude", which is your male beauty pageant thing. It normally is a great fundraiser and makes a lot of chapters a lot of dough for Cystic Fibrosis. Also, all of our chapters participate in and host an ANAD Candlelight Vigil for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. It's a big to do :)

Tom Earp
12-10-2001, 05:17 PM
LXA does the Great North American Food Drive! Gets tons of can goods for the needy!:)

Locally we do Western Week, and trying to get Fraternal wide the Hot Tub A Thon along with U R I! Many LXA chapters do the Watermellon Bust! These are all charitable events!:)

AXWhoah
12-10-2001, 05:41 PM
Delta Chi and Chi Omega have a football tournamnet called the D-Chi-O Kickoff
Pi Phi have Arrowspike, a vollyball tournament
Alpha Chi has Frisbee Fling (starting next fall!!!)
Sigma Chi has Derby Days
Delta Tau Delta started Delt Games (it's like Derby Days) this year
Tri-Delt has Frats at Bat, which I know that the frat guys love!
Alpha Phi has some sort of pool tournament
Theta has a bowl-a-thon
Sigma Kappa just started A Kick In The Grass, a soccer tournament
PiKapp has a date auction every year
As for big parties....
Fiji has Islander which I've heard is good but never been....
PiKapp has Swampwater, which I've been to the last two years, good fun
AEPi had a Natural Disaster party here, the first year of what they say they want to make an annual event, the party ROCKED boys...
Everyone has a westerner every year....

Optimist Prime
12-11-2001, 08:54 PM
some chapters have a red ox mud sports tournament. I want to start that here.

lilsnakeyk
01-11-2002, 03:56 PM
Here in the LBC, there are tons of fun annual events, and because we are so convenient to the beach, most of the events are beach events!!!

Sororities:
Sigma Kappa- Snakey Swish (Basketball Tourney) and Over-The-Line (Beach Baseball) and Sweets with Sigma Kappa (Dessert Night) and Mr. Snakey K (male beauty pagent)
Delta Gamma- Anchor Splash
Tri-Delt- Poseidon Man and Tri-D Ultimate Frisbee
Delta Zeta- DZ Turtle Races
Alpha Phi- Phi Ball (Beach Soccer Tourney)
Gamma Phi Beta- Crescent Spike (beach volleyball)
A-O-Pi- Pie Night (dessert night)

Fraternities:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon- Cherry Bust (annual school kickoff party), SAE Beach Volleyball, and Paddy Murphy
Delta Chi- Del-Tiki- Intertube waterpolo and Grape stomp
Sigma Pi- Sorority Softball
Sig-Ep- Balanced Man Olympics
Theta Chi- Turkey Night
TKE- Beach Blast
Kappa Sigma- Powderpuff Football

teke4life
01-14-2002, 12:02 AM
my chapter just started doing "frater's club" roasts. where the undergrads get one last chance to make fun of the graduating seniors. set up just like the friar's club.

LyonAZD
01-18-2002, 04:51 PM
Here at good ol' Lyon College we have some great traditional events and parties

Alpha Xi- Campus Cutie (male beauty pagent in which the guys are dressed as women), Sadie Hawkins, and Margaritaville (the best party of the year!)

Phi Mu- Dance Marathon, Decade Party, and Crush Party

ZBT-Ladies Night, Mardi Gras, and Shamrock n Roll (w/TKE)

Kappa Sigma- Disorientation, Cabin Fever, and Boxer Bash

last but not least, those party hearty men of Tau Kappa Epsilon:
Pig Roast, Cajun Celebration, Boos Bash, Toga, and the annual Beer drinkers heaven....George! Cat! Beer!
:D

ladybug1116
01-18-2002, 07:07 PM
Let's see what I can remember...most of these are annual philanthropy events but may have parties attached....

Alpha Gam--Water Wars
AXO--mini golf tournament
DG--Anchor Splash
Tri Delta--Trident Gent
KD--Manhunt
Pi Phi--All male/fraternity revue
Phi Mu--Big Man on Campus and Grandslam (fraternity softball tourney)
XO--Sandslam (beach volleyball)
Theta--Theta Jam (3 on 3 basketball)
ZTA--Race to Live--5K run
Gamma Phi--Casino Night
ADPi--ADPi-athalon
I don't remember what Kappa and DZ did.

TEP--Pool Sharks
KA--Powderpuff Football
KappaSigma--Margaritaville Madness (LipSynch)
SigEp--Queen of Hearts
SigmaChi--Derby Days
FIJI--Islander
PhiSig (I think)--Boxcar derby race
Someone did a kickball tournament as well
Sigma Pi did Tiger toss (cheerleading competition) until they were kicked off campus and then it became an IFC event
There is Linedance (but it's not line dancing--it's other dancing) also sponsored by IFC I think
There are many more fraternities on campus but I can't remember what their events were.

We also had Dance Marathon but it was campus wide and other groups besides Greeks participated. Our Greek week was revived a couple of years ago and it hasn't really caught on yet. At Halloween there is "Trick or Treat on Greek Street" for underpriviledged area children.

butterflyfancy
01-20-2002, 09:21 PM
Gamma Phi here does Gammies in Jammies where we are dress up in cute pjs and serve a pancake breakfast.

James
08-15-2004, 05:56 PM
Bump

Xylochick216
08-15-2004, 06:06 PM
At Elon, only a few groups do campus-wide events.

ZTA and Sigma Chi-- Greek Man and Woman of the Year
ZTA-- golf tournament
Sigma Chi-- Derby Days
Tri-Sigma-- Sigma Singled Out
Lambda Chi Alpha-- PumpkinFest
Kappa Sigma-- Kickball
Kappa Alpha-- KA Kingpin Bowling
AXO- Alphatraz, a jail event
Phi Mu--Bedtime Stories

That's all I can think of off the top of my head :)

KSUViolet06
08-15-2004, 06:19 PM
Well-

Chi Omega- Softball Tournament
Delta Zeta- Lipsync
Delta Gamma- Anchor Splash
Alpha Xi Delta- Fuzzie Football
Alpha Phi- Singled Out
Tri Sigma- Sigma Slam Basketball Tournament
**As of fall 2004 will be Miniature Golf Tournament**

Some of the frat ones:

Phi Delta Theta- "Buy A Phi" Auction, Phi Delt Volleyball Tournament
Lambda Chi Alpha-" Chops" Auction,LXA Watermelon Bust
Alpha Epsilon Pi- "Matzah Bowl" Bowling Tournament
Sigma Chi- Derby Days

James
08-15-2004, 07:37 PM
Hey what are bedtime stories? That sounds neat.

Originally posted by Xylochick216
At Elon, only a few groups do campus-wide events.

ZTA and Sigma Chi-- Greek Man and Woman of the Year
ZTA-- golf tournament
Sigma Chi-- Derby Days
Tri-Sigma-- Sigma Singled Out
Lambda Chi Alpha-- PumpkinFest
Kappa Sigma-- Kickball
Kappa Alpha-- KA Kingpin Bowling
AXO- Alphatraz, a jail event
Phi Mu--Bedtime Stories

That's all I can think of off the top of my head :)

Xylochick216
08-15-2004, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by James
Hey what are bedtime stories? That sounds neat.

You can buy a bedtime story from the sisters and a few of them come over to read you a story :) It's actually really cute. A lot of guys like it

EXColony
08-16-2004, 01:52 AM
PIKE - Back to School Bash, Pike's Peak

KA - Trip Giveaway

SAE - Paddy Murphy

Phi Sig - Phi Sig Follies

ATO - Frog Hop

AGR - Hillbilly Car Wash

Sigs - Mini Derby Days (new this year)

PiLove
08-16-2004, 03:22 AM
I can only think of a few

Fraternities
Pi Kappa Alpha: Fire Fighter's Challege
Sigma Chi: Derby Days
Sig Ep: Miss Greek
Sigma Pi: Sorority Superbowl
LXA: Sorority President Kidnap (they kidnapped our president and we had to pick her up and pay the randsom of canned food)

Sorority
AXO: Mr. AXO
Alpha Phi: Phi Ball
GPhiB: Crescent Classic (soccer)
DG: Anchor Splash

FAB*SpiceySpice
08-16-2004, 10:09 AM
Ok well since I am bored I will try to cover some of the events that greeks have at my school every year.

ADPi - 8 Ball (pool tournament)
Alpha Phi - Aphifa is what I think it's called...(soccer), HayPhiver (hayride)
AXO - Greeks on the Gridiron which is football, right Jules?
DG - Anchor Splash, Pinafore
Tri Delt - I should know this b/c there is not one fraternity guy on our campus who doesn't have one of their philanthropy t-shirts...well I forget the name, but it's a hugely popular baseball tournament
Theta - I actually have no clue, that's really bad oops :(
KD - Flamingo Flock or something along those lines, it's a date party
Gamma Phi - Used to do Moonbowl which was bowling, they also do a party with SAE every year called Goldfish
ZTA - Another one where I have no idea, oops
Phi Mu - Miracle Man (male beauty pageant)
Kappa - Also no idea what their philanthropy is, they also do Monmouth with Pi Phi (hayride/semiformal)
Pi Phi - BMOC which is basketball, Monmouth
Chi O - Serena Di Luna which is their formal I think or semiformal

Also I think that Theta, DG, and Kappa do Kite, Key, and Anchor
As for the fraternities there are so many that I am not going to list them all but some of the events they have are Beta's Pig Roast and Wooglin Night Club (semiformal in Chicago), Pike Stock, Delt does Mekong Delta which is an overnight campout date party thing, Fiji of course has Fiji Island, Sigma Nu does Snakes on the Lake (semiformal), and yeah that's all I can think of. There are about 15 more fraternities though I just can't think of anything at the moment, but I know they all pretty much have annual events.

emleepc
08-16-2004, 02:03 PM
ADPi: Trick or Treat for Canned Goods, Jail-n-Bail, Mistletoe Madness, Black Diamond Formal
AGD:???
ZTA: Shoot for the Cure, Champagne Jam, Greek Treat
Phi Mu: CMN Rockathon, Barn Party, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner???

Kappa Sig: South Seas, Hell On the Hill (Halloween party)
Pike: Pike's Peak
ATO: Valhalla week, Caffeine High
Sigma Chi: Derby Days
SAE: Paddy Murphy
FIJI: FIJI Island, FIJI Formal

AKA: Leaf Hunt

Many organizations participate in StepShow and StepSing for United Way. That's all I can think of right now.

ETA: more stuff!

KDBuckeye
08-25-2004, 01:00 PM
At Ohio State some of the things that are done:

Sororities
KD Slapshot (Shamrock Hockey Tournament)
DG Anchor Slam/Splash
Kappa Kappa Dog Night
AOPi NachoFest
Tri Delt Kicks for Kids
Alpha Phi Mud Tug
DZ Spaghetti Dinner
ChiO Moon Ball

Fraternities:
TKE Softball
Beta Bowling
Phi Psi PhiPsi500 (By far my fave!!)
SAE E Ball
Pike Powderpuff Football
Phi Tau Pumpkin Sale (Way more fun than it sounds!!)
Lamda Chi Watermelon Bust
Sammy Poker Tournament
Sigma Chi Derby Days


These are only the big ones. I couldn't think of some of the lesser known events that some of the houses hold every year.
:)

pHiSiG cHiCkAdE
08-25-2004, 09:30 PM
At my school everyone's GLO (well pretty much all of them) have an annual "party" on campus. Each year it changes. Some of the GLOs do their annual thing off campus and it has remained the same for years. Yeah uh, I won't get into details about those. ;) But, anyway, Phi Sig's this year is a Western themed party. It's held on campus so it's just a little thing. In past years we have done Mardi Gras..

But, last year we were in charge of Greek God and Goddess. It will be a different GLO though this year. Don't know who yet.

chideltjen
08-25-2004, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by PiLove
I can only think of a few

Fraternities
Pi Kappa Alpha: Fire Fighter's Challege
Sigma Chi: Derby Days
Sig Ep: Miss Greek
Sigma Pi: Sorority Superbowl
LXA: Sorority President Kidnap (they kidnapped our president and we had to pick her up and pay the randsom of canned food)

Sorority
AXO: Mr. AXO
Alpha Phi: Phi Ball
GPhiB: Crescent Classic (soccer)
DG: Anchor Splash

Greek Week itself is pretty big.
Didn't A-Phi do something called Alphatraz? I don't know what it was...

Phi Sig does Rack Em Up
We do Grand Slam Softball
And I thought I read something that Kappa Sig was going to do a Dodge Ball Tourney?

vivalasdeltas
08-25-2004, 10:55 PM
Sororities...

Alpha Chi Omega - Mr. Alpha Chi (male pageant)
Alpha Epsilon Phi - Toga Totter (toga contest & 3 day 24hour teeter totter)
Chi Omega - Tug-o-War; Salsa Night (ballroom dancing)
Delta Delta Delta - Delta Bowl (football tourney); Top Picks Calendar
Delta Gamma - Anchor Slam (basketball tourney)
Kappa Alpha Theta - KATs at Bat
Kappa Kappa Gamma - Kappa Kup (soccer tourney)
Pi Beta Phi - Arrowspike (volleyball tourney); Pi Phi Pipeline (surfing tourney)
Sigma Kappa - Spaghetti Dinner; Greek Feud (like family feud)

Fraternities...

Alpha Epsilon Pi - ahhh i forget the name but it's a 3 day 24hour stationary bike ride and a soccer tourney
Pi Kappa Alpha - Street Jam (basketball tourney)
Sigma Chi - Derby Days
Sigma Phi Epsilon - SigEp Series (kickball tourney)
Sigma Nu - Miss UCSD (pagaent)

DSP, SAE, TKE, and SAM may have things...but they kinda just vary from year to year (including powder puff and dodgeball).

peanutttu
08-26-2004, 11:35 AM
I can only recall a few and they may have changed since i've left....

AChiO--
ADPi--Playdays--(kickball tourney)
APhi--Ivy Cup Fraternity Volleyball Challenge
ChiO--
Tri-Delt--Triple Play (softball tourney)
Delta Gamma--Anchor Spalsh
Theta--
KD--See-Saw-A-Thon
Kappa--
Pi Phi--
Zeta--Crown Classic (golf torney)

KA/Phi Delt--Kalf Fry (concert)
Beta--Beta 500 (go cart race)
Farmhouse--Smart Girls (trivial game..i think...)
Kappa Sig--
Delta Sig--Miss Fall Rush
Fiji--Fiji Olympics
SAE--Chili Cook-off
Sigma Chi--Derby Days
TKE--Crawfish Festival
Pike--Pikefest (concert)

can't remember the rest.......

Rudey
08-26-2004, 12:25 PM
University of Chicago:

Kappa Alpha Theta has Mr. University
Delta Gamma has Anchor Slam
AOPi sorta picks through different events and has had a pizza pie eating benefit and put on events like MTV's Singled Out
Psi U had Cool legs, Hot buns
AEPi had Lascivious Ball
Fiji had Islands

Other fraternities have parties like graffiti but I think they're just themed parties and not just associated with them at other schools.

Alpha Epsilon Pi:

Our chapter at Mizzou has the nation's largest single fraternity philanthropy called Rock-a-thon.

Our Northwestern chapter has something called Dog Days which involves hot dogs and concerts and a bunch of other fun stuff http://www.dog-days.org/

And our Indiana chapter evidently has some HUGE formal/party called Hollywood I think. I've never been but I've heard the bill for this is through the roof.

-Rudey

KSigkid
08-27-2004, 08:36 AM
The major event we were involved with was the Walk for Hunger, as we volunteered every year I was in school (and are still doing so, to the best of my knowledge). We also threw a Halloween party for a nearby preschool. Those were our two biggest philanthropies, although we did have others.

Lambda Chi always had their canned food drive
ZBT had ZBTahiti, although I'm not sure where exactly the proceeds went
Chi Phi had a rape prevention program
Alpha Phi had Jail N' Bail, which went to the Susan B. Komen fund
Gamma Phi Beta had a lip sync contest during Greek Week; I'm unsure of who those proceeds went to.

Those are all I can think of right now.

GONOLES
09-06-2004, 11:58 AM
is there a good site that offors good social/event ideas... and details about organizing them? we are a new colony, and we want to do brand new-never been done things on campus.. but we are having trouble figuring out where to start...

aephi alum
09-06-2004, 01:14 PM
Let's see.......

AEPhi did Night at the Improv, with college-based improv troupes. After I graduated, they switched to AEPhi Live, a takeoff of SNL. Now they do Phi Cup, which is a hockey competition. They also do a spaghetti dinner every fall.

Alpha Phi used to do the Gong Show. Later they switched to Alpha Phlea Market.

AXO did a lip sync contest.

Sigma Kappa did a talent show.

Theta did a casino night.

Phi Kappa Sigma did Skuffle, a Halloween party held in alternate years. A few years back it was shut down for building code violations, so they may have discontinued it.

AEPi hosts a break-fast after Yom Kippur and a Passover seder.

Can't think of anything else offhand...

ADPiZXalum
09-06-2004, 03:07 PM
ADPi: Playdays (kickball tournament for Ronald McDonald House), Lion Hunt, black diamond formal, casino crush
Apha Chi: Mr. Alpha Chi contest, tailgate, foam crush
Tri Delt: Bears at Bat, Christmas in Salado
Chi Omega: Chili Cookoff, Christmas in Salado, Chi O Coffee, Pearls and Diamonds formal
PiPhi: Howdy Dance (welcome week dance), Firedance, Monmouth
Kappa Delta: SHamrock (softball tourney),
Zeta: Greek Treat
Theta: Theta Taters, Theta Olympics, black and gold formal
Kappa: Baylor Beauties, Monmouth

PhoenixAzul
11-14-2004, 11:54 AM
my brother goes to Bethany, and apparently the Phi Mu's did "Bouncing for Boobs" or something like that, where they bounced on those hop-a-long balls for a certain amount of time to raise $$ for breast cancer research. I thought that was great.

hugs_n_ladybugs
11-24-2004, 01:56 AM
We have Greek Week, including Lip Sync and Stepshow. They're always a huge deal!

As far as parties go, though...

Sigma Pi: Wetter the Better

Phi Lambda Chi: Toga / Blacklight

Sigma Tau Gamma: Tahiti Sweetie / Disco Christmas

KDMafia
11-26-2004, 07:03 PM
Here are some programs at our school

Kappa Delta: Wingo (Bingo and all you can eat buffalo wings with wing eating contest)
Tri Delta: Valpo at Bat and Teeter Totter a thon
Chi Omega: 3 on 3 basketball
Pi Phi: something with pies.. i forgot the cute name they used
Gamma Phi Beta: Mr. Valpo

Sigma Chi: Derby Days
Sig Eps: Sports Week
Phi Psi: Phi Psi 500 (week of different games a party at the end)
LXA: Watermelon eating contest
Sig Pi: Tighty Whities contest (volleyball tournament)

There are also random parties throughout, A big hit every year is Sigma Tau Gamma's Darkside where there's just blacklights and they hand out highlighters and people write on each other. Always a good time :)

lyrica9
11-26-2004, 08:09 PM
sororities:
Pi Phi: Mr. Pi Phi and Arrowspike
Chi O: i think they do a walk or something
Kappa: they used to do an annual Battle of the Bands, but this year they started "BBQ for Books"
A Phi: 3 on 3 Basketball tournament, cardiac care week and a golf tournament
zeta: think pink week
LTA: Fashion Show

fraternities:
sigma chi: fight night and derby days
delta sig: they have a huge halloween party every year

ZTA and Sigma Nu do/did a Jumpathon

there were a lot of new things this year that i think are going to be annual events:
ADPi - Pool tournament, Play Days kickball tournament, Casino Night
ATO and ZTA "Tau Ball" Dodge ball tournament

WVU alpha phi
11-26-2004, 08:31 PM
At West Virginia University..

-Alpha Phi does King of Hearts (male beauty pageant)
-Alpha Xi Delta does Ultimate Frisbee
-Delta Gamma does Anchor Bowl (frats play football against each other)
-Kappa Kappa Gamma I think does some kind of mini golf thing

..I'm not sure what the other sororities (Pi Phi, Sigma Kappa, AOPi, and Chi O do)

-Beta Theta Pi and KA do a karaoke thing
-Phi Psi does volleyball
-Phi Sigma Kappa does "fantasia" which I'm not sure is the same thing every year, but last year is was all the sororites playing basketball together
-Delta Tau Delta does the Delt Bowl (sororities play football against eachother, girls get VERY into it)
-Sigma Chi does Derby Days (biggest philanthropy, Sigma Chi throws a HUGE party at the end of the week in a huge field about 30 minutes from school, just a day long drinking fest and bands come and play)

..That's all I know for the frats, there's like 10 philanthropies I don't know about.

KSUViolet06
11-27-2004, 07:41 PM
As of this year, these are some of the big philanthropy events:

Alpha Phi- Singled Out
Alpha Xi Delta- Xi Man Pageant
Delta Gamma- Anchor Splash
Delta Zeta- Lip Sync
Sigma Sigma Sigma- Pins for Page Bowling Tournament
Chi Omega- Flag Football

Faternity Events-

**Note: We have 22 IFC groups and some of them aren't the most philanthropic groups on campus, unfortunately. So some aren't listed b/c they haven't had one in at least a year. **

Alpha Epsilon Pi- Matzah Bowl Bowling Tournament
Sigma Chi- Derby Days
Delta Tau Delta- "Week to Be Delt With" (similar to Derby Days)
Phi Delta Theta- "Spike Out Cancer" Volleybal Tournament
Alpha Tau Omega- Miss Kent State pageant
Sigma Nu- Charity Bowl Football Tournament
Lambda Chi Alpha- "Chops" Auction, Watermelon Bust
Sigma Phi Epsilon- Sig Ep Slam BBall Tournament

Corsulian
12-07-2004, 05:38 PM
At GMU

We (Phi Sigma Kappa) do Dance for the Cure in conjuction with Alpha Phi Alpha. It's an on-campus dance to raise money for prostate cancer research. As far as parties go, we do Mardi Gras in the Spring--it's probably one of the top three or four parties of the year.

Sigma Chi of course has Derby Days

Pike has Pike-toberfest--a really big party in the fall

SigEp and Pike sometimes do a big pig roast together at the end of the year

can't think of what the other six do


as far as sororities go,

Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Xi Delta both do football tournaments, Alpha Phi does a dodgeball or basketball tournament, ZTA does Big Man on Campus...not sure what Chi O and AOPi do that's really big--they do about a million smaller things each though

goldendelta
12-09-2004, 12:19 PM
At Adelphi:

AEPhi - Singled Out
Tri Delta - Bachelor Auction (co-host with SAAC)
DG - Anchor Bowl
SDT - Campus Cutie

The Sammies don't do much, but one year they did "Sammy Survior" (and I won!).

The Kappa Sigmas can't do anything until they are an official colony, but they asked us to do "The Price is Right" with them next year. The plans are in the works.

epsilon99
12-13-2004, 11:57 AM
We do an annual lecture series which is great because the alumni get involved and come back for it, and we earn a lot of bonus points with the campus administration.

kchaptergphib
11-30-2005, 04:14 PM
At Minnesota, we still allow Sweetheart Competitions (which I think are great)!
Once a year, a woman from each sorority runs to be XYZ fraternity's token woman of the year, and the men in turn run to be ABC sorority's token man of the year. Each of these competitions are philanthropy- and house participation-based, and last about a week (Panhel and IFC try not to schedule more than one a week). Since the event needs to raise money, there's usually a big benefit event associated with each week like-
nacho feed
ice cream social/rootbeer floats
french fry feed
chilli cookoff
dunk tank
creme pie throw
tricycle races
car smash
5K run/walk
battle of the bands
etc...

KDLady23
02-20-2006, 02:59 AM
Pi Phi Playoffs (baseball, I think)
Tri-Delt - Pancake Breakfast, and Delta Man of the Year
ZTA Strik-a-thon
KD Kickoff (flag football)
DG Anchorsplach
Chi-O Songfest
Theta 5K
DZ Run to the Chicken (5K)
Kappa Kaddies? (golf)
AXO Paint War (paintball tourn.)

dpufiji
04-28-2006, 02:17 AM
At DePauw--

Theta - Mr. University(fraternity talent show)
Pi Phi - Pancake Breakfast
Phi Psi - Dodgeball, 3 on 3 tournament
ATO - Wiffleball Tournament
FIJI - Pumpkin Bash (pay to smash or carve pumpkins)
Alpha Chi - Ring Sing (each house does skit mocking a rival school, admission price goes towards philanthropy)
DG- Anchor Splash
DZ- Turtle Trek
Alpha Phi - seesaw marathon
DU - cycle-athon
SNu - Taste of DePauw
Beta - Cow Plop Bingo

I'm probably forgetting a few.

Denise_DPhiE
04-28-2006, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by PhoenixAzul
my brother goes to Bethany, and apparently the Phi Mu's did "Bouncing for Boobs" or something like that, where they bounced on those hop-a-long balls for a certain amount of time to raise $$ for breast cancer research. I thought that was great.

Must have been a great event T-shirt!!!!
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Stef the Pef
05-26-2006, 04:16 AM
Originally posted by ADPiZXalum
ADPi: Playdays (kickball tournament for Ronald McDonald House), Lion Hunt, black diamond formal, casino crush
Apha Chi: Mr. Alpha Chi contest, tailgate, foam crush
Tri Delt: Bears at Bat, Country Christmas
Chi Omega: Chili Cookoff, Christmas in Salado, Chi O Coffee, Pearls and Diamonds formal
PiPhi: Howdy Dance (welcome week dance), Firedance, Monmouth
Kappa Delta: SHamrock (softball tourney),
Zeta: Greek Treat
Theta: Theta Taters, Theta Olympics, black and gold formal
Kappa: Baylor Beauties, Monmouth

Sic 'em bears...to add to the list:
Kappa Delta: Battle of the Bands, Longwood (cowboy casual), White Rose Formal
Sigma Chi: Derby Days
Pi Kappa Alpha: Pike's Pranks (new member class field day for sororities)
Beta Theta Pi: volleyball tournament
Pi Kappa Phi: Pies for PUSH
Lambda Chi Alpha: Watermelon Bash
Alpha Tau Omega: Bed Races
Zeta Tau Alpha: Race for the Cure, Valentine's Dance (I think it's Bar-B-Cupid?)
Beta Upsilon Chi: Island Party
Sigma Phi Lambda: Open Party

Adelphean
07-06-2006, 01:12 AM
ADPi- 500 week (nascar theme, baby date, Mr. 500, Pie a Pi, Big Mac eating contest)

Kiappa Sigma- South Seas Week (sand castle contest)
Lambda Chi Alpha- Chop Week (canned food sculptures)
Phi Delta- April Madness (penny wars, drinking, and eating A LOT of live goldfish)
Sigma Chi- no clue whats it's called, but it's fun (costume contest)

kiter333
07-06-2006, 04:38 AM
Phi Mu - sold Greek Men calendars and i'm sure they do something else
DG - Anchorbowl, DG Milk and cookies, DG Night of Glamour (sells tickets to a spa night at their house)
DZ - Miss LSU pageant
Tri-Delt - Delta Desserts (sell tickets to a dessert night), TriDelt Triple Play (baseball)
Kappa - Kappa Klassic (golf tourney)
Pi Phi - Doubleshot (basketball) and have a Sausage Po-boy sale (i dont know)
Theta - Crawfish on the Clover (crawfish boil)
Zeta - Zeta 500 (racecar theme with the guys), Zeta Pancakes
KD - actually I cant specifically think of anything but theres Shamrock in the name of whatever it is
Chi O - ChiO Open (tennis)

Theta and Kappa have done "Kite and Key" and clean up the lakes on Sorority row.
Kappa and Pi Phi have a social event called Monmouth Duo.

Fraternities:
Acacia - Night on the Nile
DKE - Yellowbird
KA - Old South
Lambda Chi - Watermelon Bust(philanthropy), Heaven and Hell
FIJI - Fiji Island
Pi Kapp - Strongman (philanthropy)
Sigma Chi - Derby Days (philanthropy)
SAE - Patty Murphy
Sig Ep - Sig Ep Softball

AOE2AlphaPhi
04-08-2007, 11:52 PM
At the University of Puget Sound, the only ones I can think of are

Alpha Phi- Crush Week (Selling roses to be delivered on Valentine's day, followed by a male beauty pagent, with money going to our philanthropy.)
Gamma Phi Beta- Dodgeball Tournement for their philanthropy

Sigma Chi- Derby Days

TriDPrincess
10-20-2007, 08:30 PM
Delta Delta Delta does their Bachelor's Auction
Delta Gamma does Anchor Bowl
Alpha Epsilon Phi did/does (not quite sure if they still do) Aerobicize with AEPhi

DUKyleXY
12-04-2007, 03:11 AM
At Iowa State:

Sororities:
Alpha Chi Omega-Golf Tournament
Alpha Delta Pi-Lions' Share Golf and Softball Tournaments
Alpha Gamma Delta-Alpha Gamma Pajama Breakfast
Alpha Omicron Pi-Run for the Roses
Alpha Sigma Kappa-
Chi Omega-Liz Kirke Chili Cookout
Delta Delta Delta-Delta Wild Wings
Delta Zeta-DZ Car Wash
Gamma Phi Beta-Pancake Breakfast
Kappa Alpha Theta-Light of Hope
Kappa Delta-Shamrock Spaghetti Dinner
Kappa Kappa Gamma-Kappa Fiesta, Kappa Kakes
Phi Beta Chi
Pi Beta Phi-Pi Phi Dirty Open Mud Volleyball Tournament, Pi Phi Taco Dinner
Sigma Kappa-Sigma Kappa Sundaes

Fraternities:

ACACIA-Waterball Challenge
Adelante-
Alpha Gamma Rho-Western Waffles, BBQ 4 Books
Alpha Kappa Lambda-
Alpha Sigma Phi-
Alpha Tau Omega-Shacking for the Homeless, DP Disk Golf Tournament
Beta Sigma Psi-
Beta Theta Pi-
Delta Lambda Phi-
Delta Tau Delta-Angel Tree, Frozen Tailgate
Delta Upsilon-
FarmHouse-Burritoville, Feed the Need
Kappa Sigma-
Lambda Chi Alpha-Goreville Manor,
Phi Delta Theta-Phi Delts Tuck-Ins for ALS
Phi Gamma Delta-
Phi Kappa Psi-
Phi Kappa Theta-
Pi Kappa Alpha-
Pi Kappa Phi-
Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Laugh for the Cure
Sigma Chi-
Sigma Phi Epsilon-
Sigma Pi-
Tau Kappa Epsilon-
Theta Chi-
Theta Delta Chi-
Theta Xi-
Triangle-

Also, all chapters participate in Greek Week, Homecoming Events, and Iowa State's VEISHEA Week. VEISHEA is the largest student-run festival in the country and until 2006 was the longest running student-run festival.

twinkle555
12-22-2007, 01:06 AM
Here we do:
ADPi- Cheer Toss and Tumble at ADPis Rumble (cheerleading competition) and a karaoke contest
AOII- Run for the Roses (used to be Rosebowl, a flag football competition) and spring BBQ
Chi O- Spike it Up! (volleyball)
Tri Delta-Beauty on the Beach (beauty pageant) and Bulls at Bat! (softball), Tri delta soldier (sweetheart)
DG- Anchor Splash
SDT- Lipsync
KD- Big man on Campus (male beauty pageant)
ZTA- OctobreastFest and their annual Fashion Show
Sigma Chi- Derby Days and their Sweetheart stuff
Delta Chi- Legends of the Hidden Temple (based on the Nickelodeon show) and their annual soccer tourney
ZBT- Get on the Ball (signing a giant ball they roll around campus to benefit their philanthropy)
SAE- hot dog eating contest
Kappa Sig- Greek Olympics
Sig Ep- dodgeball tourney and Queen of Hearts
Beta- pledge auction
Phi Delt- Graffiti for Gherig (we painted the walls next to their off campus house)

cant think of any others right now, but i think thats it!

Benzgirl
12-22-2007, 11:34 AM
Here we do:

cant think of any others right now, but i think thats it!

What school?

twinkle555
12-22-2007, 03:53 PM
USF

EtaEpsilove
12-23-2007, 07:58 PM
At Miami:

ADPi - King of the Wing (Chicken Wing Eating Contest with Phi Tau, Beta and Chi O) and ADPiHop - Pancake Breakfast
Alpha Chi Omega - Monday Night Football
Alpha Phi - King of Hearts (male talent contest)
Delta Zeta - Puttin' On The Hits (pledge dance competition)
Delta Gamma - Anchor Splash
Gamma Phi Beta - (and a few other chapters, but I can't remember) - Recess (dodgeball, and stuff like that)
Kappa - Kappa Klassic (Golf Tournament)
Kappa Delta - Shamrock Challenge (Obstacle Course)
Phi Mu - Denim Sale (Designer Denim)
Pi Phi - Mud Volley Ball
Theta - with Gamma Phi, Beta and the Delts - Preppy Sport - HUGE HUGE hit! We play bocce ball, croquet and badmitton

Delta Tau Delta - Some sort of teter toter thing where they raise money by doing it for like a week
Delta Upsilon - Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament (it was really funny)
Kappa Alpha - Bump It Thump It (pledge volley ball tournament)
Phi Kappa Tau and Phi Delta Theta - Two Frats, Two Furious (go-cart racing)
Sigma Chi - Derby Days

That's all I can remember right now... I'm sure there are a bunch I'm forgetting.

PhiGam
12-24-2007, 12:55 AM
Here we do:
ADPi- Cheer Toss and Tumble at ADPis Rumble (cheerleading competition) and a karaoke contest
AOII- Run for the Roses (used to be Rosebowl, a flag football competition) and spring BBQ
Chi O- Spike it Up! (volleyball)
Tri Delta-Beauty on the Beach (beauty pageant) and Bulls at Bat! (softball), Tri delta soldier (sweetheart)
DG- Anchor Splash
SDT- Lipsync
KD- Big man on Campus (male beauty pageant)
ZTA- OctobreastFest and their annual Fashion Show
Sigma Chi- Derby Days and their Sweetheart stuff
Delta Chi- Legends of the Hidden Temple (based on the Nickelodeon show) and their annual soccer tourney
ZBT- Get on the Ball (signing a giant ball they roll around campus to benefit their philanthropy)
SAE- hot dog eating contest
Kappa Sig- Greek Olympics
Sig Ep- dodgeball tourney and Queen of Hearts
Beta- pledge auction
Phi Delt- Graffiti for Gherig (we painted the walls next to their off campus house)

cant think of any others right now, but i think thats it!
Octobreastfest sounds fun... :D
I have friends in ADPi, Tri Delt, and KD there.

twinkle555
12-24-2007, 02:00 PM
Octobreastfest sounds fun... :D
I have friends in ADPi, Tri Delt, and KD there.

yea lol..its really cute..they do it in october for breast cancer month and everyone collects yoplait lids, zeta hosts a "best chest" contest, and everyone decorates greek village in pink..literally everything is pink!

JennLev
01-05-2008, 01:17 PM
we have mr. and mrs greek every year. I guess its kind of like a beauty pageant or something . But basically the hottest guy and hottest girl win every year and then get honored during Greek week in a parade type thing. Not really that spectacular, but people really do get into it and voting. Usually its not just about looks and the person has to do some type of talent, or I guesss the talent basically helps them.

KD_Lady
01-05-2008, 01:19 PM
I go to a fairly small school (less than 3,000 undergrads), but each of the six sororities and five fraternities take turns putting on a philanthropy week. Each group hosts a campus wide dinner on Monday, some sort of fun event like a beauty pageant, date night, or talent contest on Thursday, and an athletic competition on Saturday.

The trouble is, everyone participates in everyone else's events, which takes up a lot of time. We're actually trying to move away from this.

justabostongirl
01-05-2008, 02:09 PM
Alpha Omicron Pi: AOPie in the face, Mr. Fraternity
Alpha Phi: Move Your Phi't
Chi Omega: Bowl for Wishes
Delta Zeta: Turtle Tug (tug of war contest)
Pi Phi: Arrowspike
Beta Theta Pi: softball tournament
Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Paddy Murphy
Kappa Sigma: Sausage Fest (it's for testicular cancer haha)
Phi Kappa Sigma: Haunted House
Pi Kappa Alpha: Golf Tournament
Sigma Chi: Derby Days

Dksigmapresiden
01-05-2008, 06:58 PM
we do a greek week event where everyone puts on a talent show. last year my fraternity and I did a salsa show with a sorority. two of the girls in the sorority were amazing salsa dancers and it was really funny trying to teach our guys the moves.

I have to admit though we did a pretty good job at salsa!

atomicflowers
02-29-2008, 12:59 PM
hmmm let's see...

Delta Gamma - Anchor Splash, Pie A DG, Italian Dinner
FIJI - FIJI Island
Phi Delta Theta - Derby Days
Alpha Gamma Delta - Lip Jam [lip synch show]
Alpha Sigma Phi - 48 Hour Movie Challenge
Lambda Chi Alpha - Bathtub Pull
Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Paddy Murphy
Alpha Phi - Crush Week, King of Hearts Pageant

We also have a week-long Greek Olympics/Greek Week in the fall as well as Songfest in the spring.

piphiangel17
05-17-2008, 08:51 PM
we (pi phi) do an annual softball tournament called "angels in the outfield". it's always a HUGE success with the frats!