Every year, all Greek councils, including Panhellenic Council, sponsor UCLA's annual Greek Week, in which all Greeks get together for a week to celebrate Greek Life. It includes academic, philanthropic, and social aspects and it aims to unite Greeks across the UCLA campus.
This year's theme, "March Madness" truly captured the essence of Greek Week as Greeks throughout the week united to participate in all types of activities. As there were 8 teams comprised of different sororities and fraternities on campus, anticipation was high for each team to accumulate as many points as possible each day of the week.
On Monday, March 1st, Greeks took over Bruin Plaza in celebration of Greek Week kick-off, in which teams had the opportunity to make as many basektball shots in thirty seconds to accumulate as many points possible for their teams. On Tuesday night, Greeks took over Drake Stadium as the Greek Games took place, which included flag football games, tug-of-war contests, pie eating contests, pyramid building contests, and relay races. And on Wednesday, all Greeks hit the books as Academic Day took place at Ackerman Grand Ballroom--Family Feud style. Thursday night, the Awards Gala took place in which performers such as Bruin Harmony hit the stage, as well as the announcement of the winners of Greek Week 2010. Congratulations to the Gold Team for winning Greek Week 2010!
Bruin Bash Concert & Dance Sponsored By Panhellenic & IFC
Bruin Bash is a program that is co-sponsored by many on campus organizations, including the Panhellenic Council. Multiple events are put on as a part of the Bruin Bash in order to orient new students to the UCLA campus before classes begin. These students are welcome to meet new people and learn about new organizations, while having fun at the same time.
One part of this event is the Activities Fair, which each Panhellenic sorority, along with the council as a whole, participated in. Each chapter is allowed to have a table and women from their chapter at the fair. The Panhellenic Council displays their council's prominent place on campus, while welcoming women to UCLA.
Another aspect of Bruin Bash is an enormous concert and dance party for all students at UCLA, sponsored and planned by the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council. This past fall, Panhellenic was able to welcome cast members from the popular ABC Family show, "Greek" to Bruin Bash, and UCLA students had the opportunity to meet cast members before the concert. Last year's concert's performers included LMFAO. The concert has become a staple at UCLA, and past performers have included T.I. and Estelle. The dance party has over 5,000 people come throughout the night, most of whom are new students. This dance is a productive and entertaining alternative to the normal practice of new students experimenting with alcohol and drugs on their first weekend away from their parents. It shows them that the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils support safe and fun parties that don't need to include substance abuse to draw big crowds and be extremely entertaining.
Career Fair Hosted By UCLA Panhellenic
The UCLA Panhellenic Council hosts an annual Career Fair for all its members every fall quarter. Multiple speakers come to present to members of the Panhellenic community from fields ranging in law, medicine, business and the entertainment industry. There are also workshops held to assist Panhellenic women with their interviewing skills as well as how to improve their resumes. After each workshop or seminar, speakers are available to communicate with everyone, offering career advice and even internship opportunities in some cases. This is a great opportunity for all Panhellenic women to learn a great deal about possible future interests and goals.