Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Hottest Ticket in Town: OASIS Stroll Off
Excitement and anticipation filled the air as seven multicultural Greek organizations took the stage at the Annual OASIS Stroll Off on Friday, Sept. 9. More than 500 students, alumni and community members packed the Centennial Room in the Nebraska Union to standing room only as they took in performances and cheered on participants.
Charlie Foster, Interim Director of Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services, noted that it was particularly encouraging to see such diversity in this year's audience. OASIS has sponsored the Stroll Off for more than 10 years as a way to share the traditions of multicultural Greek organizations with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community.
“Competing in this competition allowed us to show our sisterly bond through dance, and allowed others that were unfamiliar to see one component of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,” said Saleasha McClurge, president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Five of the performing groups participated in a competition with judging based on the group’s theme, showmanship and complexity. At the end of the evening OASIS staff members announced Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as the outstanding performances and presented certificates to the organizations.
“It meant a lot to win as an organization because it was everyone's first time competing together. Each of us knew that it would not been possible without each other,” McClurge said.