Fratmas in July: Upper Class Shakeday 2014

Members in front of KDby Emmy Walter

Executive Staff

Photos courtesy of Caitlin McCarthy and Gabby Valentine

This past week, Sewanee sophomores, juniors, and seniors had the opportunity to join one of the 21 Greek organizations on campus that emphasize academic achievement, service and philanthropy, leadership, and social development. Saturday September 20 marked another day of overalls, body paint, Greek letters, and glitter on the Mountain – what else could this signal but Shake Day? A fraternity member on upperclass Shake DayNew members met at their respective houses at 4 o’clock for an afternoon of fun. With sunny 75-degree weather, it seemed that every sorority and fraternity at Sewanee scattered on their lawns to celebrate new members, a beautiful day, and the joys of pizza. Upperclass Rush is a great way for transfer students to get to know fellow students and become a part of something on campus. It’s also an opportunity for students already established in the Sewanee community to take advantage of the features that various Greek organizations have to offer. Sarah High (C’15) just joined the sorority Alpha Delta Theta. As a senior, High says, “The experience was very interesting, but totally worth it; I felt so welcomed and at home. It is so special to join ADT because I love the individuality and confidence that the girls exude. Sewanee Greek Life definitely fosters lifelong friendships!”

Congratulations to all those who joined Greek organizations!