Greeks rededicate themselves to the Radford community during Greek Week 2014
The Radford University Greek Life community celebrated their accomplishments and contributions on campus with their annual Greek Week from April 7 through 11.
This year, several Greek Weeks events revolved around giving back to the university community and advancing the cause of creating a responsible, leadership-oriented community.
On Tuesday, April 8, Greeks gathered for the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon in the Hurlburt Student Center. Faculty and staff were invited to enjoy lunch on the Greeks and get to know their organizations in a collegial, informal session.
Junior Caitlin Johnson of Alpha Sigma Tau decided to help out with the event because it was an opportunity to get to know Radford faculty.
"I thought it would be a great way to network or talk outside of class," she said. "And sometimes we don't thank them enough for all they do for us students."
Also on Tuesday was the Fraternal Values Society (FVS) Induction Ceremony. Nine Current and future leaders of the Greek Community and several honorary members were granted the rights and privileges associated with the FVS.
FVS works to create, develop and support the most trusted values shared by its member fraternal organizations. Its goal is to promote the collective founding values of fraternities and sororities, develop greater understanding among all social fraternal organizations and educate the community.
"I feel this is the next step and I want to explore how we interact with the community and try to motivate everybody to engage with Greek Life," said junior Kofi Amofa of Alpha Phi Alpha.
RU Provost Sam Minner, Radford City Chief of Police Don Goodman '84 and RU Center for Diversity and Inclusion Director Crasha Townsend were inducted as honorary members for their dedication to the RU community.
On Thursday, April 10, the fraternities and sororities of RU gathered outside the Hurlburt Student Center with philanthropy tables. They used the experience to educate fellow students about the works done by the Greek community.
Greek Week made time for fun and games as well. Events like the Greek Unity photo, an airband extravaganza and Greek Chariot Races brought Radford students together to enjoy the campus and the spring weather.
The RU Greek community is comprised of over 20 general fraternities and sororities. The organizations fall under the governance of three different coordinating councils - Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Panhellenic Council (PC). Greek students at RU gain leadership experience, forge lifelong friendships, Academic Success and Support and enjoy many opportunities for community service and philanthropy.