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Loyola’s Greek Club Resurrected

Loyola’s Greek Club Resurrected

The Hellenic Society has officially re-entered Loyola’s campus, since ending in fall of 2020. The meeting took place on Oct. 20, 2022. 

“Many members had stopped going to meetings ever since quarantine began. By the time fall 2020 came around, the Hellenic Society was completely forgotten,” Maria Diacoloukas ‘23 said.

The previous co-presidents of the Hellenic Society were Marissa Flevotomos ‘21 and Deanna Gavaris ‘22. 

This academic year, Christina Ridgill ‘24, decided to resurrect the club. 

“As someone who is Greek, I know a lot of people on campus who either are Greek, or interested in Greek culture, so it seemed like a perfect idea to recreate it,” Ridgill, the president of the club, said. 

About 10 people were present at the first meeting, held in the Sellinger School of Business and Management. At the meeting, Ridgill and the board discussed the events taking place involving the Hellenic Society, such as Oxi Day, Greek festivals, and more. 

“As someone who had been in a Greek youth club all through middle and high school, I missed having a Greek community. I know many other Greeks on campus feel the same,” Diacoloukas said. 

Alex Ridgill is the Vice President of The Hellenic Society, and Stephanie Diacogiannis is the historian. 

“We are planning a trip to the Hellenic Heritage Museum in Baltimore, attending the International Festival, and continuing to hold meetings where we discuss and inform members on Greek holidays and feast days,” Ridgill said. 

“I am looking forward to the club starting up again, hopefully better than ever,” Diacoloukas said. 

Meetings will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in Sellinger room 005. Contact Christina Ridgill at [email protected] about any inquiries about the Hellenic Society. 


Featured Image courtesy of Sophie Hertz.

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