Student Experience Blog

Full Bloom

In addition to the dozens of trees full of white and pink flowers, something else blossoms in the spring here at The College of Idaho: Greek life.

The activities hit hard and fast—Miss C of I put on by the gentlemen of Sigma Chi is always a crowd pleaser, and a successful philanthropic event.  These men also host a weeklong event called “Derby Days”, which brings out some friendly competition among the sororities.  Sorority Olympics mark the end of that week, as well as the complete and utter exhaustion of the girls.  Mr. CASAnova, an event put on by the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta is also a big event on campus, filling Jewett auditorium each year.  All of the proceeds from this event go towards the Theta’s philanthropy “CASA” (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and manages to be an entertaining evening.  The Kappa boys throw the Spaghetti Dinner each year, or endearingly referred to as “Spag-dad”, which is a lively evening full of great food and good cheer.  Socials, intermural softball games, and casual hangouts in the quad of all of the sororities and fraternities are common once the sun is out.  Spring invites many traditions of Greek Life, but also creates a sense of beginning here on Campus. 

Campus events are on the rampant, too.  Mud Volleyball, Concerts at the Oasis, Bowling Night, Recreational Tournaments, Spring Fling, (Graduation) and casual get-togethers begin to fill every nook and cranny these last coming weeks.  It’s pretty remarkable how hard students start working in order to go out and play harder. So buckle in, Yoties, we have 3 weeks to go big.

-Sara Davis

*In picture: The Thetas had a Spring Social, which included a trip to Boise to watch a Stampede Game.  We mobbed the court to hang out with the mascot afterwards (mobbed as in waited patiently until signaled).