University of Iowa senior Jim Niemann patted his drum gently as roughly 20 other UI greeks sang along to the song “Mighty to Save.”

The group came together at the Danforth Chapel on Wednesday night for the weekly meeting of Greek 1:16, the UI’s first greek-only religious organization.

“It’s group of students who are living a very Christian lifestyle inside a very secular society,” said Niemann, a cofounder of the group.

He and several other fraternity and sorority members thought of the idea for Greek 1:16 last spring because the greek community lacked a route to the Gospel, he said. UI officials recognized the group this fall.

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