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Greeks Belong At Helm Of Thon

The Greeks, do many things very well, one of the things they do very well, is philanthropy.  Say what you will about the “Animal House” mentality, the Greeks are way more then that.  It is embarrassing to even hear that there is discussion about removing greeks from the over all positions of THON. 

“Discussions among two greek councils and the Thon overall committee regarding the councils’ associate vice president (AVP) positions’ future have caused concern for some greek leaders.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC) AVPs could lose their seats on the overall committee, depending on the results of the discussions.

There are constantly changes to the Interfraternity Council/Panhel-

lenic Dance Marathon overall committee, said Caihlin Durkin, PHC AVP for Thon and Greek Sing, but the idea to move the AVP position from an overall position to a captain position was something that upset the greek community.

“It’s important to the tradition at Penn State,” Durkin (senior-supply chain and information systems) said. “We’re proud of our traditions and our history. I think we need to keep it on the overall committee and give the position more responsibilities as need be.””

The greeks helped to create THON, to take leadership away from them would be like trying to separate, a parent and their child.  All year greeks strive not only to top last years total, but to put themselves out there to attempt to make a difference in the lives of people that need their help.  Who is to say that they cannot make the overall decisions any more.  Would our community advocate the separation of a parent and child?  I do not think so.

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