JMU Sorority makes changes to "Anchor Splash" event due to COVID-19

Many of us at JMU know that Greek Life plays a huge role in university culture on and off campus, but because of the pandemic, a lot of greek life events have been put on hold because of precautions taken to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Because they aren't able to hold events, many sororities and fraternities are unable to raise money for their philanthropies, but our JMU chapter of Delta Gamma has decided that rather than sit and wait for the pandemic to pass, they will adapt their annual “Anchor Splash” event, usually hosted in the Godwin pool, into “Anchor Dash”.

"Anchor Splash" is a swimming contest with relays, synchronized swimming, and other swimming events that sororities, fraternities, and JMU clubs take part in for charity. It's a tradition for chapters all across the country; however, because of the coronavirus pandemic, it couldn't be held as usual at JMU.

This year Delta Gamma changed the classic swimming competition to a safe, socially-distanced 5K running event. All of the money raised from the event will be going towards the School for Sight.