HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2011 ? Members of the Greek community at High Point University recently showcased some of their talented members in order to raise money for an established scholarship fund with the first ?Greeks Got Talent? event ? a talent competition among the fraternities and sororities on campus.The event, which was open to the entire university, featured performances by members of the Greek community and included singing, dancing and original musical acts.All proceeds from the event will benefit the Greek Order of Omega Scholarship Fund. Money in the fund will be used to assist Greek students with attending leadership development programs and other initiatives to strengthen the Greek community.?This is the first of an annual event that was created to positively promote the growing scholarship and leadership of our Greek Community while showcasing the talents of our students to our entire HPU family,? says Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Affairs at HPU. ?Our students performed their hearts out to raise money for this worthy cause.?The Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. It recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek community, campus and local community. The Order of Omega chapter at HPU installed its first members in April of 2010.HPU students volunteer more than 30,000 hours annually in the community, with a large portion of those hours being volunteered by the Greek community.At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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