In the weeks before April 11, the buzz around Greek Sing is in full swing.
The 18 Panhellenic sororities are well into their preparations for the biggest Greek event of the spring semester.
Greek Sing has been a part of Auburn’s campus since 1946. Originally called “Step Sing,” it consisted of Greek men and women singing and dancing on the steps on Langdon Hall. Over the years, the event lost the male participants and began to focus on less singing and more dancing, eventually becoming the event we recognize today.
Each sorority prepares a dance routine and members dress up in costumes (with props!) to perform in front of a packed audience. Students, parents, community members and more come to watch the competition at the Auburn Arena.
Last year I was awestruck by the dedication and passion each girl brings to the stage for competition. This is no high school talent show. Starting in January, sororities spend hundreds of hours practicing. This is a time for former (and current) dancers, cheerleaders and gymnasts who may not have competed since high school to show their skills.
This event is more than what it seems. Each year these women dedicate over 500 hours to volunteer service with Habitat for Humanity, where they raise money through t-shirt and ticket sales. Greek Sing raises around $20,000 each year.
Be sure to support Auburn’s Panhellenic community at this year’s Greek Sing Event tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Auburn Arena.
Be well, Auburn.
Author's Note: We'd like to thank Lauren Campisi and Jessica Collier from Panhellenic for help in researching the topic.
Photography: Auburn Panhellenic
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