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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 28, 2017

Greek organizations celebrating Greek Week March 28-31

Northwest Missouri State University Greek organizations are celebrating their unity and competing in some friendly competition during the University’s annual Greek Week, March 28-31.

In addition to activities throughout the week, Greek organizations are raising funds for the Nodaway County Humane Society. Students are collecting donations, and the president of the Greek chapter that collects the lowest total will be pied.

This year’s Greek Week schedule and more details about activities are provided below.

Greek organizations have had a presence on the Northwest campus since 1927, and the University’s chapters range in size from 25 members to 126 members under the leadership of students of all class standings.

Currently, Northwest recognizes 15 nationally supported Greek organizations, which are annually honored for their academic, philanthropic and social programs. In addition to helping students develop long-lasting friendships and leadership skills, Northwest Greek chapters help students develop skills to become outstanding community and civic leaders.

For more information about Greek Life at Northwest, visit


Greek Week schedule

Tuesday, March 28

Greek BBQ (5:30 p.m. Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion): Greek members will gather for hot dogs. At 6 p.m., one member of each chapter will participate in a hot dog eating contest.

Wednesday, March 29

Olympiad (5 p.m. Lot 62, west of College Park): Fraternities and sororities will compete in an obstacle course and race their Hera representative in a decorated chariot to the finish line.

Thursday, March 30

Rec Night (5 p.m. Bearcat Stadium and Student Recreation Center): Teams will compete in games of capture the flag, a tug of war, handball, dodgeball and volleyball.

Friday, March 31

Zeus and Hera Awards (5 p.m., Charles Johnson Theater): A member of each fraternity (Zeus) and sorority (Hera) will perform a talent and answer a question during the annual contest. Greek Week awards, Greek Life awards and Order of Omega awards also will be presented.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468