It's an exciting week on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin- it's Greek Week! This week is an annual spring opportunity for fraternities and sororities to showcase their members to the campus and local community through service and competition. Though the first three days are Greek-only events, the competitions are open to the public.
Thursday: Greek Fest Line Dance Competition - Skyhawk Fieldhouse - 7 pm
Friday: Greek Fest Dance Competition - Skyhawk Fieldhouse - 7 pm
*You can purchase tickets by clicking the links above. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Greek Fest, also known as Greek Week, is one of the longest-standing traditions at UTM, dating back at least 20 years. Line Dance and the Step Show have always been a significant part of the week, but the events have changed a lot over the years. There have been many different philanthropic events over the years such as funding a Habitat for Humanity project, packing backpacks for the Carl Perkins Center, and this year's Project Linus blanket-making event. For a few years, there was a Greek Olympics event, which was in the same vein as a Field Day.
Though the plans for Greek Week have changed over the years, the purpose has stayed the same - to connect all fraternities and sororities through community service and competition. This year's philanthropic event was partnering with the Memphis chapter of Project Linus to make blankets for hospitals, homeless shelters, and those in need. 391 Greeks participated in making 100 blankets.