By Katy Shenk
Student Life Editor
Greek and summer go together, and not just in the original “Mamma Mia” movie or its recent sequel.
This summer, five of seven Washington College Greek life chapters attended their respective fraternal organization’s biennial conference or convention.
According to organization websites, the events included both ceremonial functions, such as elections of the National Council and alumni awards, in addition to workshops centered on professional development, leadership, and chapter growth for current members.
Brothers of Kappa Sigma Omicron-Pi chapter attended the 2018 Leadership Conference from July 20-22 in New Orleans, La.
Public Relations Chair Nick Hayes, junior, shared his overall impression of the event.
“We made many fond memories with brothers from all over the US and Canada, all the while learning what it takes to be a leader, as well as exploring the rich history (and delicious food) of the French Quarter,” he said.
The Phi Delta Theta-Gamma chapter fraternity also participated in its Biennial Convention in San Antonio, Texas from June 21-24. Brothers met with Chris Kleberg Class of 1993, one of the college chapter’s founding fathers, celebrating his 25th year as a brother.
Members of the Alpha Omicron Pi-Sigma Tau chapter traveled to Brentwood, Texas for the sorority’s biennial Leadership Institute on June 30, where they participated in multiple seminars.
“I attended many seminars about leadership, including a mental health training to bring back to my chapter. These national events are always so beneficial in giving our officers the tools to succeed throughout the school year,” said chapter President Mackenzie Bosack, senior.
President Abbey Connole, senior, and advisor Heather Calloway served as Alpha Chi Omega-Beta Pi’s representatives to their biennial National Convention in Austin, Texas from June 29-July 1.
“It was really cool to be in the room with hundreds of Alpha Chis from across the country and practice the ritual we all share,” Connole wrote in a post on Washington College’s Alpha Chi Omega Instagram page.
“Beta Pi also was recognized on the Medallion Roll for our generous donations to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation,” she wrote.
Sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha-Gamma Beta travelled to Orlando, Fl. for their biennial Convention from June 26-July 1. Their representatives Jessie Cornwell, senior, and Kelsey Quinn, junior, were presented with Silver and Crown Chapter Awards in recognition of the chapter’s standard of excellence.