Greek Week Event Details

General Rules

The purpose of Greek Week is to create unity throughout all four governing councils and to display our values as a community through scholarship, leadership, service, philanthropy, and brotherhood/sisterhood. Our goal with Greek Week is to highlight to the University and the Allendale community a positive image of Sorority & Fraternity Life. Please remember that individual conduct on the part of organization members reflects and represents the image of the entire community.

  1. Only undergraduate active and new/associate members on a fraternity or sorority’s current roster for the Spring 2024 semester are eligible to participate in Greek Week events.
  2. Compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and Grand Valley State University’s Code of Student Conduct must be followed. Any violation of these rules will be reported to the appropriate authorities (i.e. Grand Valley Police Department, Allendale Police Department, Community Standards & Student Responsibility, and/or your regional office/national headquarters).
  3. Use of alcohol or illegal drugs prior to or during any Greek Week event by any member of a team will lead to disqualification of the entire team from the event. A second offense will lead to the team’s overall removal from Greek Week activities and an automatic last place ranking overall. NOTE: This applies to all delegate meetings, lip sync dress rehearsal and performance, lip sync audience members, etc. Individuals found in violation of this rule will be referred to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility.
  4. All members participate in events at their own risk. First Aid kits will be available on site, but there will be no emergency medical personnel present at any Greek Week events.
  5. Cheating of any form will not be tolerated. Any violation of events as outlined in this packet, with attendance, or with any other attempt will be dealt with accordingly by the Greek Week planning committee and/or advisors.
  6. Delegates: Individual sorority and fraternity organizations are expected to have an elected/appointed delegate to represent their organization for official Greek Week purposes.
  7. Disputes/Controversies: If you have a dispute or controversy over a particular event, you have up to 24 hours after the end of that event to file your discrepancy.  Only delegates may complete and submit the discrepancy form (located in the back of this packet) to be submitted to a member of the Greek Week planning committee or member of the Sorority & Fraternity Life Office staff.
    1. LIP SYNC BATTLE DISCREPANCIES must be submitted no later than 15 minutes after the conclusion of the final performance.  Submission follows the same guidelines for any other discrepancy or controversy.
  8. A team’s overall Greek Week standing may be reduced for any act of unsportsmanlike conduct at the discretion of the planning committee and advisors.  This includes, but is not limited to harassment, inappropriate language, property damage, verbal/physical fighting, inappropriate communication with a Greek Week planning committee member or University staff member, and/or any negative acts that occur at any event.
    1. Disqualification from an event or from participating in future events may be an outcome of any violation of this rule, at the discretion of the Sorority & Fraternity Life Office staff.

Banner Competition

Date: Monday, April 1st

Time: No set time

Location: Chapter Houses

Each banner must include the following criteria:

  1. Showcase theme of 90's Hip-Hop and R&B
  2. Each organization’s primary color must be used in the banner
  3. Full name of all organizations on your team (i.e. do not use Greek letters, but spell the words of each organization. Example: Delta Delta Delta instead of ΔΔΔ)
  4. Banner must incorporate an iconic GVSU image (clock tower, anchor, GVSU Letters, transformational link)
  5. A delegate from your team should send a picture through email to Fraternity & Sorority Life showing that individuals from each organization on your team participated in creating the banner.

Banners must be of good taste and appropriate content, full points will be given to teams who meet all of the criteria listed above, teams who meet 4 out of 5 of the criteria will receive partial points, etc.

Banners will be hung in the Kirkhof lobby for all of GVSU community to see.

Wear Your Letters/Community Photoshoot

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Clocktower

Participation: We're encouraging all members of the Greek Community to show their pride in their organization by wearing your letters to class, work, and around campus! This can be in the form of stitch letters, graphic tees, event shirts, and so much more. We want to paint GVSU in Greek letters, and we encourage you to post on social media using the hashtag #GVSUGreekWeek2024. 

Hand2Hand Service Project

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Clocktower

Our team will be working with the organization Hand2Hand here in Jenison. Chapters can feel free to partner together, only 2 chapters per team, to make “kits”. Hand2Hand has provided us with a list of items that can go in these kits. Your team will put together these kits in your houses or wherever works best, and bring them to the FSL team stationed at the houses also.

What to bring?

  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Popcorn
  • Rice Krispie Treat or Trail Mix (individually wrapped)
  • Quart-sized Ziploc bag

Soccer Tournament

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd

Time: 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM

Location: Turf fields 4&5

Players and Substitutes

  • 6 players are required to start a game.
  • 8 players are allowed on the field.
  • Open leagues do not have gender requirements
  • Coed leagues have the following gender requirements
    • A minimum of 3 of each gender is required to start a game. A game may continue with less than 3 of a gender if a player leaves because of injury or is sent off by intramural sports staff.
    • No more than 4 of each gender may be on the field at one time.
  • Substitutions are made on the fly at midfield
    • The player leaving the field must be off the field prior to the substitute entering the game.
      • Penalty: direct free kick at midfield.
    • Goalkeepers may only substitute during a stoppage in play.
    • If the game is stopped due to an injured player, that player must leave the field and may not return until the next game stoppage.


  • Teams are required to wear the shirt color selected by their team captain for all games.
    • Goalkeepers must wear a different color than each team.
  • Athletic clothing and shoes are required.
  • It is recommended that all players wear shin guards.
  • The following is illegal:
    • Jewelry
    • Metal cleats
    • Hats with bills
    • Any item that constitutes a safety concern.
  • If the game is stopped due to discovery of illegal equipment, then the illegally equipped player(s) shall be instructed to leave the field and may not return until the next legal substitution opportunity and the equipment is removed.
    • Failure to remove illegal equipment is a yellow card.

The Match

  • A regulation game shall consist of two, 20 minute running clock halves. 
    • Time is stopped for team timeouts, injuries and at official’s discretion.
    • Time will be extended for a penalty kick awarded at the expiration of a half.
    • Regular season games will end in a tie after regulation.
  • Teams get one time out per game.
  • The game will be ended by mercy rule if:
    • A team is down 8 goals or more with 8 minutes left in the game
    • A team is down 5 goals or more with 5 minutes left in the game
  • The team winning the pregame coin toss will have the option to:
    • Kick off or select goal to defend.
    • The other team gets the remaining option.
    • Teams will switch goals after halftime and the team that does not kick off in the first half, will kick off to start the second half.
  • Kickoffs may be taken in any direction.
  • No offside violations.
  • No Slide Tackling
    • Penalty: yellow card and direct free kick.

Fouls and Misconduct

  • The following fouls result in a direct free kick
    • Handling, holding, jumping, kicking, pushing, slide tackling, striking, tripping
  • The following fouls result in an  indirect free kick
    • Playing in a dangerous manner, intentional obstruction, and unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • A player or bench personnel shall be cautioned (yellow card) for:
    • Displays of dissent by word or action
    • Use of vulgar or profane language
    • Illegal equipment
    • Failure to respect the required distance when play is restarted
    • Slide tackling
    • Unsporting conduct
    • Committing a foul, attempting to deny an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, and the goal is scored.
  • A player or bench personnel shall be disqualified (red card) for:
    • Violent conduct or serious foul play.
    • Taunting or using insulting, offensive or abusive language or gesture towards and opponent or official.
    • Spitting at an opponent or game official
    • Using insulting, offensive or abusive language or gesture
    • Deliberate handling of the ball in the penalty area to prevent a goal from scoring.
    • Committing a foul to deny an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and the goal is not scored.
    • Receives a second caution in the same match.
  • Note: The team will be required to play short-handed for the remainder of the match and the player is subject to suspension.

Goalkeeper Restrictions

  • While inside their own penalty box, the goalkeeper has six seconds to release the ball back into play, starting immediately once they control the ball
    • Penalty: Indirect Free Kick
  • Goalkeepers may not play a deliberate pass from a teammate or a throw in with their hands. 
    • Penalty: Indirect Free Kick
  • The jersey of the goalkeeper shall be distinctly different from that of any teammate or opponent.
  • The goalkeeper is no longer protected from an impeding player if they ball is put on the ground to be played.

Attendance Points:

Each team has an opportunity to earn points for attendance. When checking into the event let the check-in table know that you are there for a certain chapter and we will be marking down which chapter has the most people in the audience in attendance.  Your chapter must also be present for the whole event, meaning that if your team does lose and doesn’t move forward, if you leave then you will lose those attendance points.

Lip Sync Battle

Date: Thursday. April 4th

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


  1. If you are planning to do a mash-up of songs, you will need to submit song choices to Dylan Barron via email by no later than March 11th at 10:00 AM.
  2. The songs you submit will be approved no later than March 11th at 5:00 PM
  3. All music must be uploaded to YouTube for us to listen to. The link should be emailed to myself or Maria Modaff. These need to be uploaded by Monday, March 18th at 10:00 AM.
  4. Songs may not include profanity or cultural insensitivity. If you have any questions about the sensitivity of a song choice, please contact Dylan Barron or Maria Modaff.
    1. Dress Rehearsal: We will have access to the Fieldhouse Arena from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – groups may schedule a 15-minute block for a dress rehearsal of their set on a first come, first served basis. Sign-ups for dress rehearsals will be sent by Dylan Barron by Wednesday, March 20th. 

Performance Rules

  1. The entire performance should last no more than 10 minutes.  Time starts when first sound is made and time ends when stage is clear. Point deductions may be given if a performance goes over the time limit.
    1. Teams must always enter and exit the stage via the stairs.
  2. Doors open at 6:30 PM for spectators.
  3. Individuals from all groups must participate in the lip-sync to receive full points.
    1. No participant can be standing on or risen above shoulder level (including any flips/gymnastics).
    2. Nothing can be thrown into the crowd.
    3. No flashlights, candles, projectors, movie screens, smoke machines, or dry ice allowed.
    4. Sets and costumes should not contain glitter or feathers.
    5. Costumes should be appropriate and not revealing.
    6. No metal cleats, spike heels, or tap shoes permitted on the floor. Sneakers, flats, or other dance shoes may be worn by performers.
  4. Any members who appear to have been drinking or intoxicated will be immediately asked to leave and their team will be disqualified.

Audience Expectations

  1. No noisemakers, whistles, or other objects designed to make loud noises will be permitted into the auditorium.
  2. Good sportsmanship is expected.  Inappropriate behavior will result in deductions from your performance score.
  3. Applause and cheering by audience members should be saved for the conclusion of each performance.
  4. Any audience members who appear to have been drinking or intoxicated will be immediately asked to leave.  

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