Campus / Greek Life / News / February 4, 2009

Gentlemen of Quality host Super Bowl party

Gentlemen of Quality, a Greek colony, hosted its second annual Super Bowl party in Post Lobby this past Sunday. Beginning at 5 p.m., the organization provided pizza, chips and dip, and drinks as well as an opportunity for Knox students to get together and enjoy the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Though the anticipated football rivalry may not have been as heated this year as it was last year, GQ members junior Percy Bromby and sophomore Yohan Chang said they had expected a good turnout, perhaps better than last year, due to better publicity this time around. They also expressed their hopes that they might make this an annual event for the group.

GQ has other events in mind. They will soon talk with ABLE about the possibility of planning an event later in the term concerning politics and the new presidential administration.

When asked what GQ means to them and what it has to offer to the Knox community, Bromby and Chang replied that GQ is about a social and multicultural community with an emphasis on service where anyone is welcome and which focuses on broadening members’ understanding of the world through an exchange of culture.

Chang said that GQ is “really about brotherhood,” and Bromby explained that GQ members want to “establish a certain idea of a fraternity outside the box.”

Both members highlight the service aspect of the organization, especially expanding outside of Knox. “We want to see how Knox fits into Galesburg,” said Bromby.

Chang said, “We want to do something where we can reach out to the community.”

Last year the group put on “Cards for a Cause” in which people came to play cards and drop off canned goods which were donated to FISH Food Pantry in Galesburg. The group looks forward to hosting such an event again and is also looking into creating a mentoring program involving students at Gale Elementary.

Brigette Jolene Todt

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