The Fall Festival isn’t just a place for fraternities, sororities, and many various organizations to recruit new members, it is also a place for students to socialize and relax outside of class.
Temple student organizations and vendors set up tents along 13th street and around the Bell Tower, where there was a stage featuring a variety of musical acts, from hip hop to jam bands.
Students were also invited to play games, for free and for a minimal cost, and win prizes, such as free laser tag.
Some people attended the fall festival to see the free concert, meet new people or even skip class.
“It’s a nice day, they want to skip class, eat food, and listen to good music,” said Holly Logan, a senior and Public Relations major.
Other students were interested in joining the clubs and organizations.
Fraternities and sororities such as Delta Zeta Sorority and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. establish stands to gain publicity and inform people who never knew about their organizations.
“It is a way for our sorority to get our names out there for the campus to see,” explained Antoinette Dempsy, a junior and member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. “As people walk to class they can come to our booths.”
“It kind of gets our name out,” said Stephanie Carlson, member of the Delta Zeta sorority.
Dempsy described the large amount of “Greek” unity at the festival, referring to many sororities and fraternities coming together.
The festival isn’t just a place for the “Greeks” to recruit, but to meet new people.
“With having a table out on the fall festival you get to know a lot of people,” said Dempsy.
Different variety of foods from many cultures was served ranging from Jamaican to Chinese.
Many students enjoyed getting free shirts, pens, and various other items at the festival.
“There is ‘free stuff’ and I wanted to meet new people,” explained Jessica Baldwin, a freshman at Temple.
Alan Gung can be reached at Agung@temple.edu