Traditions

GREEK SING

Greek SingingGreek Sing is the annual song-and-dance event featuring the fraternities and sororities competing in group performances to showcasing their talents, build community within their organizations and to have fun! Each year the Greek Campus Life Council chooses a theme that all chapters use as the basis to create their performance that must not exceed seven minutes.A panel of five judges critiques their singing ability as well as presentation including entertainment quality, choreography, enthusiasm, difficulty level, costumes and props. Additionally, any individual or group of individuals may choose to enter the open class competition to sing and perform a song that does not have to be related to the overall theme. 

The event, which began in 1952, is the culmination of all YSU Greek activities for the academic year. It is traditionally held in April at Stambaugh Auditorium on Fifth Avenue just north of campus and is an event that is open to the public.  For more information regarding this year's event go to our Greek Sing event page.

 

GREEK WEEK

Greek Gods and GoddessesFor years, Greek Week has brought the Greek Community together for a series of events for the sake of friendly competition as well as supporting a joint service project. Fraternities and sororities compete within their councils in events such as a Signing Bee,

Trivia, Bocce, Flag Football or Bubble Ball Soccer and a Food and Clothing Drive to benefit Neighborhood Ministries though the United Way. The week concludes with Greek God and Goddess where each chapter nominates a representative to compete in a talent competition. That night the Greek God and Goddess are awarded after the panel of judges has evaluated them on their talent, formal wear and responses to the question and answer session. Following that presentation the fraternity and sorority Greek Week Champions are announced based on their point totals from the week’s competitions.

Each year the Greek Campus Life Council selects a committee of members from each organization to choose the events and service initiatives that will be the focus of the week. Traditionally the week is held during the month of November.

 

HOMECOMING WEEK

Greeks in Homecoming WeekFraternities and sororities at YSU take pride in being involved in the Homecoming festivities. Every year the chapters pair up to contend in the float building competition. This week emphasizes the importance of celebrating Penguin Pride while promoting fraternal connections with other chapters along with fostering some competitive spirit. Greek alumni also return to campus for the Parade and Game Day festivities for a chance to come back to their alma mater to see their old chapter and catch up with brothers and sisters.

 

INTRAMURALS

Intramural sportsYSU boasts an intramural program that offers many activities throughout the school year. Each year the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils vote on what three sports they will compete against each other during the course of the semester. These intramurals range from flag football and volleyball, to ultimate Fr

isbee and bubble soccer. Each year there seems to be plenty of competition on the field of play and intramurals sports is just one example of the positive programs to keep members active and help them network within the Greek community.

 

NPHC YARD SHOW

NPHC Yard Show Greek students

Each year the National Pan-Hellenic Council sponsors their annual Yard Show. This is an opportunity for the chapters on our campus that are members of the “Divine Nine” to show their pride and unity within their organizations through various chants, strolls and steps.