Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Hosts Family-Friendly Halloween Party on Campus



Emily Cox Co News Editor

Nothing seems to scare the University’s administration more than Greek Life. The combination of fraternity brothers and sorority sisters usually spooks the school, but luckily this Halloween season, Greek Life didn’t frighten anyone. 

On Tuesday, October 29th, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) hosted an evening of Halloween activities for the children of faculty and the greater Villanova community in the Connelly Center. Each fraternity, sorority and many Multicultural Greek organizations operated a table with themed crafts and games, and pumpkins decorated by each group were raffled off to kids eagerly waiting to see which one they would win.

 “The Members of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Villanova strive to create community not only within the Greek Community but enjoy sharing and building community with the larger Villanova Community,” Father Bernie Scianna, Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, said. “It is in that spirit of unitas that we host the Halloween party for families of the University community. We do a similar event with the Easter Egg Hunt in the spring.” 

Last spring, OFSL hosted an Easter event for children of all ages at the Oreo and in the East Lounge. Following an Easter Egg Hunt around Main Campus, kids participated in different activities ranging from coloring to Easter-egg-themed cornhole with members of the Greek community. 

On Tuesday evening, parents and young children happily visited Villanova’s campus, but instead of the usual Villanova Basketball apparel, they were dressed in Halloween costumes. Little boys and girls sported outfits of their favorite princesses, athletes, literary characters, and superheroes. 

With their parents watching after them, the small children were able to visit tables with games and candy hosted by various members of the Greek Community. Delta Delta Delta played Twister and tic-tac-toe, while Alpha Phi and Chi Omega drew and colored in pictures Kappa Delta made crafty jack-o-lanterns with all the girls and boys, and Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted a ring toss game. 

Beta Theta Pi played a Halloween-themed matching game with all of the kids, while Sigma Phi Epsilon hosted Halloween bingo. Phi Sigma Kappa had children toss ping pong balls into the eyes and mouth of a cardboard pumpkin.

Most fraternities and sororities affiliated with the Interfraternity Council, National Panhellenic Conference, and Multicultural Greek Council were happily in attendance. Members of many organizations either sported their chapter letters or came dressed in costume.

“We were so excited to see such an amazing turn out from both students and people that lived in the area,” Sophie Sheehan, President of Panhellenic Council, said. “Everyone worked so hard to make sure this Halloween party was fun for the kids, and I am glad that we all had a great night.”