For the first time since the pandemic began, Rollins is bringing back Lip Sync. The Student Government Association (SGA) will once again act as a sponsor for the event. Ingrid Ryan (‘24) and Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement (CICI) Assistant Director Alexandra Woods have been at the forefront of reinstating the Rollins tradition.
Arabella Lilleslatten (‘24) and Liam King (‘25) will be the hosts of this year’s Lip Sync.
“As COVID-19 guidelines are loosening up in accordance with the CDC, we hope that this event will boost student morale and the Rollins community as a whole,” Ryan said.
During Lip Sync, organizations compete with each other through choreography and mimicking vocals. For years, the event was mainly popularized by fraternities and sororities. Until 1999, many other student organizations were unaware that Lip Sync was opened to all student organizations. Now, participating student organizations are not limited to Greek life—they now include organizations like Rollins Siren Dance Team, Black Student Union (BSU), and Mediterranean Student Association.
In the last Lip Sync, BSU took first place.
Lip Sync is aimed not only for fun, but to bring the Rollins community together. Having these student organizations band together for a friendly competition is a great way for the students and staff to create unity.
As Woods stated, “I think it’s a great opportunity to join as a community, and let the students represent their organizations and develop great team-building skills. Students can cheer on their peers, and faculty and staff get to come and cheer for their students outside the classroom and see them express themselves.”
The new SGA president and vice president will be announced halfway through the event. Elections will occur from March 7 through March 11.
Students will be able to vote on Get Involved. The candidates who are running are Daniel Elliott (‘23) and his running-mate Ingrid Ryan, as well as Akheem Mitchell (‘23) and his running-mate Sendy Sejourne (‘23).
“The past couple of years have been difficult for faculty, staff, students, and administration alike, so we are elated to bring a sense of unity and celebration to the dedication of the student organizations,” Ryan said.
Previously, the event was held in the Alfond Sports Center. This year, it will take place outside on Mills Lawn due to COVID-19 and the construction in the parking lot in front of the Alfond Sports Center.
The event will be on March 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.