Greek Organizations Gearing Up for Homecoming Week

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Western Kentucky University's campus will soon be full of activities this week for Homecoming. For many of WKU Greek organizations, the week also means competition time.

"Right now, we're just kind of building the float. People are working on the tissue paper," said Lindsey Lowe, Alpha Delta Pi sorority member.

Western's Homecoming Parade doesn't take place until Friday, but many organizations aren't waiting around until then.

"We're in the process of building our platforms and then from there we'll start decorating and adding all of our additional props to the float," explained Tony Bahr, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity member.

They've already started on their floats.

"Everyday this week we'll be working on the float from 3 p.m. to probably late like 12 at night," Lowe said.

"It's a pretty tedious process, but the payoff's great," Bahr added.

Homecoming Week is one of the biggest weeks at WKU for Greek organizations.

"All the fraternities and sororities really compete hard against each other. This is huge," Bahr assured.

They compete in a number of competitions, from creative banners, to competing at the school's pep rally and to coming up with unique floats, which aren't revealed until the day of the parade.

"All the floats are kept secret between organizations. It's a big deal," Bahr said.

They've been planning ahead of time for this week for a while now, many in hopes of taking home the title of Homecoming Week champs.

"We've won the past two years so we're really trying to win for the third year in a row," Lowe said.

And others, just wanting to represent WKU--

"To show how we support our university. This is a great way to do it," Bahr said.

Either way, the competition has just begun, and these Greek members say they're ready.

"I'll probably be here all week long--every hour," Lowe admitted.

This year's theme for Homecoming is "Moving on Up" and there are a number of events you can check out:

  • On Thursday, Nov. 8, there's a chili and cheese luncheon and pep rally at the First Christian Church.
  • The Charlie Daniels Band will be in concert at Van Meter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8.
  • The week will wrap up with the Homecoming Parade on Nov. 9.

To see a full list of activities, click here.


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