Marshall Greek Life Hosts Annual Greek Sing Event



A Greek Sing performance by ΑΧΩ

Abigail Cutlip, Student Reporter

Greek Week started on March 26 with the annual Greek Sing event.

“I thought Greek Sing went great,” said Emma West, the National Panhellenic Conference president on Marshall’s campus. “It is something I look forward to every year. Seeing all the chapters come together to perform is truly amazing.”

Planning for the event began last semester and was carried out by Liz Litton, the vice president of programming for PHC; Alex Roets, the chapter president of Kappa Sigma and Maggie Saunders, a graduate assistant in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and a Delta Zeta alumna. 

Nine different Greek organizations performed at the event. This includes Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Sigma, Delta Zeta, Alpha Sigma Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Delta Sigma Theta opened the event with a step show performance by two of their members, Kayla Thomas and Takira Williams.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, or the Divine Nine, is the governing organization over the historically African-American Greek organizations.

The other performances were themed Nascar (Alpha Xi Delta), Elvis (Sigma Sigma Sigma), ‘90s with Alpha Chi (Alpha Chi Omega), Wolf of Tau Street (Alpha Tau Omega), Queens of the Industry (Kappa Sigma), Delta Zeta Strikes Again (Delta Zeta), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Alpha Sigma Phi) and Sigma Phi Alien (Sigma Phi Epsilon).

“It was really neat to see the NPHC girls do what they do; I’ve never seen anything like that,” said Alyssa Hudson, Alpha Chi Omega’s chapter president. “Overall, I think all the chapters did really good. They brought what needed to be brought, and it was just a really great event.”

Corey Cunningham, the coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life, said that all the chapters performed in “some great shows.”

The chapters began working on their performances multiple months prior to the event.

Hudson said that Alpha Chi Omega began their prep work in mid-January. Livi Shonkwiler, the chapter life vice president for Alpha Xi Delta, and Rhys Shamblin, the chapter president for Sigma Phi Epsilon, said that their chapters have been working just as long.

“My chapter and I have worked so hard for the past three months in perfecting our dance,” Shonkwiler said. “I definitely feel as though it paid off because of how rewarding and fun it was to dance on stage with my sisters and a cheering crowd.”

Shamblin believes that the different chapters put together a great show of Greek unity.

“I think it was really unified, and everyone was cheering for everyone,” Shamblin said. 

The winners of Greek Sing were announced at Field Day on Saturday, April 1, at the end of the Greek Week competition. Delta Zeta won the competition for PHC, and Alpha Sigma Phi won for IFC.