More than 600 watched as six student groups competed Sept. 7 in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s annual Multicultural Greek Stroll-Off competition.
The contest, held in the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Room, was won by Sigma Psi Zeta in the sorority division and Lambda Phi Epsilon in the fraternity division.
Huskers in the fraternal organizations spend weeks practicing for the contest, developing a stroll—which is a rhythmic, synchronized “party walking” routine performed with or without music. Strolling is an activity started in the 1920s and has historic roots in African American Greek life organizations.
Other sororities that competed include Zeta Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta. Other fraternities include Kappa Alpha Psi and Sigma Lambda Beta.
Nebraska has hosted a stroll-off event for more than 15 years and it's organized by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.