OSU Greek Week underway

The 2016 Oregon State University Greek Week, a time in which those in Greek life celebrates their communities, started last night and will continue with events through Friday.

Last night’s event, the opening night speaker at LaSells Stewart Center featured Jess Ekstrom, the CEO and founder of Headbands for Hope.

Today’s events are the BBQ in the MU Quad and the All Greek Photo. This year’s barbecue will take place in the Memorial Union Quad and Plaza, and will include food vendors such as Roxy Dawgs. Tickets for the food will be $3 and can be purchased before the barbecue, but the event itself as a whole is free.

The picture will take place at promptly 5 p.m. on the steps in front of the MU, and the barbecue will follow.

Friday is the Day of Service and the Greek Day Baseball Game.

The Greek community is pairing with the Center for Civic Engagement for their Day of Service, and will participate in small projects that will give back to the community, the web page said.

The OSU vs. UCLA baseball game, which starts at 4 p.m., will be the Greek Day Baseball game.

Unlike in year’s past, this year’s Greek community was not broken into teams. The reasoning behind this, according to the OSU Greek Week web page, was to foster relationships among the entire Greek community, as well as pushing them to work together to donate items and money as a community rather than divided teams.

This year’s main beneficiary is the Jackson Street Youth Services,

Those wishing to get more involved can find items on the wish-list for the Jackson Youth Services and provide them for donation, the web page said.

According to their web page, Jackson Street Youth Services, “Jackson Street Youth Services is here to promote safety, stability, and well-being for youth. We work to prevent homelessness by showing a path to long-term success through building positive relationships and skills for self-sufficiency.”

The donations received during Greek Week will help the shelter located in Corvallis. The wish-list can be found on the Greek Week webpage.

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