Photos of the Week: Greek Week


Photo by: Devin Cordero
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Friday, March 1st, 2013

Freshman Schuyler Weiss, a pledge of Sigma Chi fraternity, performs for the Orange Team in their O-Cheer skit as part of UM’s annual Greek Week, which in 2013 raised over $35,000 for the United Cerebral Palsy charity. The Orange team, which also included the sorority Delta Gamma and the fraternity Delta Lambda Phi, based their skit on the sibling rivalry between the twin Greek gods Apollo and Artemis.


Photo by: Devin Cordero
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Friday, March 1st, 2013

Senior Rachel Parson of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority plays Medusa, the villainess from Greek mythology, in the Red Team’s O-Cheer performance as part of UM’s annual Greek week, which in 2013 raised over $35,000 for the United Cerebral Palsy charity. The Red Team also included the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi and all of the organizations under the umbrella of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Mulitethnic Greek Council.

 

Photo by: Devin Cordero
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Friday, March 1st, 2013

Sophomore Christi Plasencia of Delta Gamma sorority dances in the Orange Team’s O-Cheer skit. O-Cheer, always one of the more well-attended events in UM’s annual Greek Week, combines humorous prerecorded dialogue with well-prepared choreography in an event aimed at boosting Greek spirit and raising awareness of the organization which benefits from the fundraising week, United Cerebral Palsy.

 

Photo by: Devin Cordero
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Friday, March 1st, 2013

Freshmen Hayley Miller of Sigma Delta Tau sorority and Symon Beltran of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity perform as Hestia and Poseidon in the Blue Team’s O-Cheer skit. Because the event is considered by many organizations to be the most important contest of the entire philanthropy competition, some Greek organizations prepare for O-Cheer weeks in advance, perfecting complicated dance moves and exaggerated lipsynching.

 

Photo by: Devin Cordero
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Friday, March 1st, 2013

Sophomore Alison Scudds of Alpha Delta Pi sorority dances in the White Team’s O-Cheer skit as part of UM’s annual Greek Week, which in 2013 raised over $35,000 for United Cerebral Palsy. The White Team also included the fraternities Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Delta Theta.

 

Photo by: Devin Cordero
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Friday, March 1st, 2013

Junior Beth Keubler of Alpha Delta Pi sorority dances with sophomore Will Bryant of Phi Delta Theta fraternity in the White Team’s O-Cheer skit as part of UM’s annual Greek Week, which raised over $35,000 this year for United Cerebral Palsy. The White Team, which also included Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, won third place in O-Cheer and first place overall in Greek Week 2013.

 

Photo by: Holly Bensur
Bank United Center Fieldhouse at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Junior Victor Colmenares of Delta Lambda Phi fraternity shows off his skill playing the violin on behalf of the Orange Team in the Greek God competition as part of UM’s annual Greek Week, which in 2013 raised over $35,000 for United Cerebral Palsy. The pageant pits representatives of each team against one another in a show of skill to crown a god, goddess, demi-god, and demi-goddess of the entire philanthropy week.

 

Photo by: Holly Bensur
The Rock at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Sunday, February 24th, 2013

The music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha performs during the opening ceremonies of UM’s Greek Week. The annual philanthropy week raises money and awareness for United Cerebral Palsy, and in 2013, Greek organizations came together to raise a record $35,000 for the charity.

 

Photo by: Holly Bensur
The Patti and Herbert Allen Wellness Center at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

The Yellow Team competes against the White Team in the dodgeball tournament as part of Greek Olympics, the culmination of UM’s annual Greek Week, which raises money and awareness for the charity United Cerebral Palsy. The Yellow Team, composed of the sorority Delta Phi Epsilon and the fraternities Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Pi, ended the philanthropy week in the runner-up position to the White Team, composed of the sorority Alpha Delta Pi and the fraternities Phi Delta Theta and Lambda Chi Alpha.