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Next week, March 27th-31st, is GREEK WEEK at YHC!

What IS Greek Week?

Greek Week is a spring tradition where Young Harris’s Greek organizations gather throughout the week to celebrate Greek life and its many contributions to the campus and beyond. It’s an opportunity for members to get together to do good work in and for this community and spend time with students from other Greek organizations. And though some of the events are open only to members of sororities and fraternities, many are open to those curious about what it means to “go Greek” at YHC. Greek Week kicks off this Saturday morning, with YHC’s Greek “Day of Service,” coordinated by the Rev. Stephen Soulen. 

So, What’s Happening Next Week?

Greek Week Schedule

(Monday thru Thursday’s events provide opportunities for non-Greeks to be involved and learn about what going Greek has to offer at YHC)

Saturday: Day of Service (meet at Sharp Memorial at 8:45am)

Monday: Kick-off Social, beginning at 6pm on the RCC patio

Tuesday: Capture the Flag on the lawn at 7:30pm

Wednesday: Hot Legs at 7pm in Org Loft (Intermission at 8pm for Cheers!)

Thursday: Greek Games at 8pm in the Rec Center

Friday: Greek Formal and Awards at 8pm in Suber 

YHC Greek Life is, and has been since YHC’s founding, a deeply meaningful component of the Young Harris student experience for those who participate; even those who don’t opt to join a sorority or fraternity can see the benefits such a culture brings to this liberal arts academic community, particularly during Greek Week. Some of YHC’s Greek organizations date as far back as when the college was originally founded, and new organizations have joined the campus as recently as 2016, representing a mix of both local and national organizations. 

According to President Drew Van Horn, “Greek Life has been a life-changing experience for countless college graduates. At Young Harris, Greek alumni share their stories about making life-long friendships and how their Greek experience cemented their loyalty to the College. Greek Week is the opportunity for our Greek organizations to show the campus community the service and comradery that embodies Greek Life on campus. As a result of seeing what Greek week involves, I would not be surprised to see YHC students flock to these great organizations.” 

What makes Young Harris’s Greek experience so meaningful is that the College has worked hard to ensure that both the process of joining a Greek organization and the experience of “being Greek” on campus emphasize the positive aspects of Greek culture: inclusiveness, belonging, and community building and support. As one sorority member comments, “Greek life has given me a home away from home and a family that I know will always support me, even beyond YHC. It doesn’t matter what organization you are a part of—we are all family!”

Are you a YHC Student Interested in Joining a Greek Organization?

YHC has both fall and spring Greek recruitment cycles each year, and this year, around 75 students chose to become new Greeks, joining 12 different organizations. Come see what being Greek has to offer by stopping by or joining in one of the week’s events and talking to any of the students involved. 

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit