GW’s Allied in Pride and over 20 fraternities and sororities came together Monday night for the annual Allied in Greek event. After being cancelled due to a snow day, this highly anticipated event was greeted by a packed audience.
Allied in Greek is an event that brings together the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association, and the Allied in Pride student organization to support the Trevor Project, an organization that works to prevent suicide in the LGBT community.
“There are a lot of stigmas in the Greek and LGBT community,” said Allied in Pride member Adam Sulier. “I think it is good to reach out beyond the organization’s walls.”
Half the proceeds from Monday’s event went to the Trevor Project and the other half went to the winning team, to be split between the fraternity’s and sorority’s philanthropies.
Tau Kappa Epsilon competitor Ryan Levandowski was dressed all out as Miley Cyrus. He had no reservations wearing a skirt, crop top, and of course the make-up. “I’m trying something new, stepping out of my comfort zone, and supporting a great cause,” said Levandowski.
When the time came to announce the winners, the crowd was shocked to learn that there was a three-way tie between the men from Beta Theta Pi, Pi Kappa Phi, and Delta Tau Delta.
The three competitors freestyle-danced to “Applause” by Lady Gaga to settle the question of which team would go home in first place. It was decided that whoever got the crowd to cheer the loudest would be the winner.
In the end Delta Tau Delta took the crown and shared the prize money with Alpha Delta Pi. The fraternity brother behind the winning make-up and performance was sophomore Jon Weigell.
“I was just so happy that the Greek community could come together for such a fantastic cause,” said Weigell. “It makes me even more proud to be a student of one of the most accepting schools in the country.”