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.
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.
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.
They’re dancing knowing that everyone’s watching.
4Learn even more about the traditions of strolling.
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.