With flashy slogans and neon T-shirts, Greek life invades the UCM campus.
Homecoming week is a complete zoo. Windows are painted, signs hung, floats made and cheers written and performed. One of the more ostentatious of these activities is the campaigning for Homecoming King and Queen. There are posters and pamphlets at every corner of the campus. The quad feels almost like a war zone that one must bob-and-weave to make it through alive.
Fraternities and sororities take shifts handing out free bee’s in their uniform T-shirts. Free bee’s include candy, koozies, T-shirts, beaded necklaces, cups, beach balls, fanny-packs, sunglasses and water bottles. All with the not-so-suddle message of “Vote for _____!”
Personally, I am not involved with Greek life, any part of it. So my first response is usually something along the lines of: “who are these people? And why did she just hug me and hand me sunglasses? Is this real life?” Maybe if I were more involved I would understand. I notice that they collect cans and I assume some type of charity is involved, but really. What is the point? Most campaigns are practically mirror images of one another. Some take a slightly different approach. Few are entirely unique.
What is the benefit of winning “Homecoming King/Queen?”