Soaked sorority girls, volleyball and a male pageant.
What do all of these have in common? Anchor Splash.
Hosted by Delta Gamma, Anchor Splash seeks to raise money for their national philanthropy, Service for Sight, benefiting those who are blind or visually impaired.
Throughout last week, competitions were held to accumulate points for participating fraternities and sororities, eventually producing a winning fraternity and sorority.
This year, the fraternity first place went to Beta Upsilon Chi, second place to Phi Sigma Kappa and the sorority first place was taken by Delta Zeta. The prize is a "megamixer" with Delta Gamma.
The week of activities began with "Soak-a-DG Day," in which Greek members splashed Delta Gamma ladies with water bottles, water guns and water balloons.
"I've heard crazy stories of poor chapter members getting cornered in the cafeteria by fraternity men with cups full of water," said Natalie Procter, Delta Gamma president, "but it's all in good fun."
On Wednesday, Delta Gamma sisterhood held a volleyball tournament on Fiji Island.
"My Phi Sigma Kappa brothers are really competitive so we were definitely really serious about trying to win," said participant Connor Bennett, a freshman finance major.
Thursday featured the Anchorman Pageant, which included a representative from each fraternity. The designated member competed in swimwear, formal wear and talent portions. Sororities designed the coolers to support the Service for Sight philanthropy.
The Anchor Games took place on Friday. Following the "water" theme, sororities competed in relay races in the pool and fraternities competed in a belly flop competition. The week concluded with the fraternity synchronized swimming dances.
"The fraternities compete in a group as they dance, make water formations and attempt to twerk both in and out of the water," Procter said. "Most of the fraternities are able to make an anchor formation in the water... some even manage to form the Greek letters, DG. ... The guys I've coached have said it's their favorite part of the week."
In addition to raising money for charity, Anchor Splash serves as a bonding experience for students new to the Greek system.
"It helps our new members get to know other organizations and for the sororities and fraternities to get to know us," Procter said. "I have to express my gratitude for my chapter and the participating chapters on the most successful year of Anchor Splash we have ever had."