This year’s Greek Week is officially starts on Sunday, April 12 and will conclude on Sunday, April 19. Some events start the week prior. The theme is Superheroes, with the philanthropy being Wounded Warrior Project.

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant Nicole Dancisin said the event is held to unify the Greek community.

“It is a week meant to join the Greek community together collectively to work towards servicing the public while also having fun on campus,” shared Dancisin.

Starting on April 6, organizations participated in an A-frame board competition. The A-frames, displayed at Belk Tower, shared information about the Greek Week theme, philanthropy and events.

Also, during the week of April 6-12 ,local restaurants donated 10% of all Greek Week purchases to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The week will close out with NPHC Set It Off Saturday on April 11 at 7 p.m. to get ready for the step show on April 18.

Greek Games is on April 12 on the front fields. Dancisin explained, “This is basically a Greek Olympics athletic competition, participants will compete in a relay, volleyball competition and mystery event.”

On April 13 participants will attend a Charlotte Knight’s game in Uptown Charlotte.  Almost 20% of each ticket purchases will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.  At the time this article was written, $950 was already raised from this event.

The following night Tim Mousseau will speak in McKnight Hall.  His presentation is titled, “Tattooing your Leadership Legacy.”  The program is a pilot program and is open to the public.

Airband, arguably the biggest event of Greek Week, will be Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in Halton Arena.  Dancisin explained, “Fourteen organizations will be performing themed theatrical dance routines.”  Airband is open to the public.

The following night, April 19,the NPHC Step Show will be hosted in Halton Arena at 7 p.m.

The final event of Greek Week is the Greek Awards on April 19 at 11 a.m. in McKnight Hall.  Some of the awards being presented include Chapter of the Year, Philanthropy of the Year and Service of the Year.

Andrew James is a Senior Communication Studies major and Journalism minor. He has worked for the Niner Times in the news and video departments since his freshman year at UNC Charlotte. After college, Andrew aspires to be a television news reporter. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys running and hiking in the mountains.