Gamma Sigma Sigma game night


Brooke Holden, Staff Writer

Students gathered in the Heyward Community Center on Monday, Oct.8 to play games and meet new people for National Service Sorority Gamma Sigma Sigma’s 2nd annual game night.

Despite unfavorable weather conditions, President Flossie Brockington, a senior majoring in accounting and finance, said the turnout was comparable to last year’s event and exceeded her expectations.
“Tonight’s turnout is pretty good,” Brockington said.“People are rolling in slowly, it is raining and the weather is bad, but other than that it is still a good turn out.”
With nearly 30 in attendance, students played games, like Sorry!, Monopoly and Checkers, socialized and mingled with others, and ate finger foods and refreshments.
The event, held in part to recognize the sorority’s diamond anniversary, was also an effort to engage interested members of the FMU community and inform them about what the organization promotes.
“I want them (interested students) to know we are a very down-to-earth organization,” Brockington said. “We like to socialize, we’re about service and any questions they have, we want them to ask.”
Brockington also said she looked forward to presenting Game Night as it promotes a comfortable, friendly setting.
“We have games that you normally play at home with your family,” she said. “We just want to promote the close family atmosphere, and make people feel comfortable.”
Vice President Jacques Cook, a senior majoring in criminal justice, said she looks forward to hosting Game Night for many reasons.
“It’s a great way to take a couple minutes of break from studying or to get out of your room and just express yourself a little bit more,” she said.
That is just what sophomore Jessica Goode, majoring in Biology and Pre-nursing, and sophomore Allyson Simmons, majoring in Sociology,had in mind when they attended Game Night on Monday.
The two said they did not know each other before the event and have since formed a friendship.  The girls said they attended an interest meeting and formed an interest in the sorority since Gamma Sigma Sigma began hosting events this month.
“I want to be a part of the sorority because I am a pre-nursing major, so I love helping people feel good, put a smile on their face and that’s what [Gamma Sigma Sigma is] all about,” Goode said.“I can really see myself going forward with this organization.”
Simmons said she has given thought to joining the sorority, since she knows some of the members, and that they are likeable and fun.  She said she would like to serve the community, as well as build friendships.
“The sorority is mostly based on service, and asasociology major, I’m trying to become more sociable with everybody and that’s hard to do,” Simmons said.“I’m comfortable around them, and that’s a big part of it.”
Brockington said she was glad to be a part of an organization that promotes friendship when she learned of Simmons and Goode’s newfound friendship.
“We’re about sisterhood, friendship and community service, so that made me happy,” she said.
Brockington said the annual tradition of Game Night will be planned for next year, although she said she will hope for better weather conditions.
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority will continue hosting events throughout the remainder of the month in honor of its 60th anniversary.