Name: Kelsey Oliver
Graduation Year: 2013
Chi Omega Greek Sing Chair
Why did you decide to become Greek Sing Chair for Chi Omega sorority?
I was elected by my sorority to be the Greek Sing Chair for the 2012 year. My official position is External Chair and my Co-Partner Stefanie Hadley is Intern Chair. I am in charge of the fraternities and sororities as well as the day of the event. Stefanie is in charge of Chi O fundraising as well as all of our financials.
Greek Sing is Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta's big philanthropy event- can you explain the Make-A-Wish Foundation and what you all contribute?
The Make-A-Wish foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Chi Omega has established an alliance with the Make-A-Wish foundation to provide a common goal for every Chi Omega chapter. Chi Omegas, collegiate and alumnae will support the foundation through volunteering, fundraising and special events across the U.S. This year we will grant hundreds of wishes but we will focus on one for the event. We will showcase the family as a representation of the foundation and she will share of her personal story with thousands of people.
How much do you hope to raise this year?
We hope to raise $130,000 this year.
When did you all start preparing for Greek Sing?
Greek Sing preparations started back in September of 2011. The preparation includes several fundraising drives, fundraising dinners at local restaurants, and countless meetings and dance practices.
Has it been difficult to balance both preparations and school work?
It has been hard balancing Greek Sing, school and work but it is all about time management and having a great team of volunteers. There are so many people who help pull this event together and it wouldn’t be the same without them.
The participating sororities and fraternities have been working hard as well- how are their performances judged and who are the judges?
The fraternities and sororities have been working so hard and they make Greek Sing what it is today. The judges are Chi O and Phi Delt alum and they judge based on the total effect of the theme, originality, enthusiasm and overall music performance.
One thing that many of the groups are concerned with on the day of is order. How is the schedule chosen?
The order is completely chosen at random and is drawn out of a hat so that it is completely fair.
What is your favorite part of the event?
My favorite part of the event would have to be watching how hard other fraternities and sororities have worked for such a great cause. I also love when they family comes on stage to share their family story because it really puts everything into perspective.
Will there be anything different from past years?
Greek Sing is a very successful event and there won’t be much of a difference than past years. Only the themes and dance performance of the fraternities and sororities.
Meet Greek Sing External Chair Kelsey Oliver!!
Name: Kelsey Oliver