Greek Life students walk around campus to raise awareness for sexual violence at Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | By Kate Haussman ~ Arrow Reporter

Greek students walk along Broadway Street at the annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event on Tuesday, April 5. The event is part of Greek Week. Photo by Kate Haussman

The annual “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” Greek Week event raises awareness about sexual violence on the SEMO campus. At the event, students of Greek Life walked a mile around the SEMO campus and watched a Greek Connections presentation.

SEMO’s Greek Week is a yearly event in which each Greek chapter joins together to make a change in the community. This year’s event takes place from April 3 through 10.

Family studies senior Liz Gaumer was the lead organizer for the Walk a Mile event and said Greek Week combined IFC [Interfraternity Council] and Panhellenic Greek Life, and they will be walking together with their pairings for Greek Week.

“I think it is great we are able to walk together as a group, since last year, we had to walk in different groups because of COVID,” Gaumer said.

Students began their walk at Academic Hall and continued down Pacific Street onto Broadway Street and then back up Henderson Avenue to end at Academic Hall. The distance of the walk was one mile, and approximately 1,000 Greek Life members participated.