This Saturday, April 29, the Multicultural Greek Letter Council will host its annual Greek Freak Stroll Competition Show. For those who don’t know, “strolling” is a synchronized dance that originated in the early 1920s, and plays a prominent role in the traditions of many historically Black, Latinx, and Asian-Interest fraternities and sororities. In lieu of strolling, some Latinx-Greek organizations partake in saluting, a tradition which consists of members of an organization praising a particular member within their fraternity or to honor the organization’s past and current accomplishments. As a staple event of MGLC, chapters will compete for a grand prize of $600 by strolling to varieties of Hip Hop, R&B, and Afro-Caribbean music. Still not convinced? Here are four more reasons why you should attend:

1Meet the new Dean of Students, Vijay Pendakur, who will judge the competition.

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If you haven’t met Dean Pendakur yet, then this is your chance. He has come to Cornell with the goal to increase inclusion and diversity and to further “extend Cornell’s [motto] of ‘any person…any study.’”

 

2Learn about the unique culture and traditions of MGLC organizations.

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Many people haven’t had the chance to watch a strolling competition before. This is a wonderful opportunity to partake in one of MGLC’s exciting traditions.

 

3Witness the incredible talent of members of MGLC.

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They’re dancing knowing that everyone’s watching.

 

4Learn even more about the traditions of strolling.

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You’re at school, you’re learning, but it’s fun!

 

The event will take place on the Arts Quad at 7pm on Saturday, April 29. For more information, click here.