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Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at the University of Illinois
 
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Update Your Roster!
Please update your chapter roster online. Now is the time to remove all members that graduated in May or August and others that may not be returning for any reason. Following is the link: http://fsaffairs.illinois.edu/. Please go to Chapter Roster System then click on Chapter President.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Hart - moutlaw@illinois.edu.

Fire Factor Academy
A cooperative effort of the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Housing, the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and Illinois Fire Service Institute. The Fire Factor Academy teaches life safety lessons that prepare you to be Safer on Campus, Safer for Life. It is an expectation of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs if your organization has a Certified Housing Unit on campus, that at least one member participates in Fire Factor during the fall semester.
Date: September 24, 2016
Registration: To register, please click here http://firefactor.net/?page_id=69

 

National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW)
Dates: 
September 19-23, 2016!
National Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity for our community to stand up against Hazing. Educating our members of the dangers of hazing and where to go for help can save a life. How can your chapter be involved? The following programs are an easy way for your chapter to promote the prevention of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week! For more information about the week check out http://hazingprevention.org/home/prevention/national-hazing-prevention-week/ 

 

GUARD:  A Consent and Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Fraternities and Sororities  
Please encourage your chapter members to participate in our program.  We believe this is a great proactive step your chapter can take to help address the issue of sexual assault on campus.

Date:  October 9th
Time:  10:00am-3:00pm.  
Location:  David Kenney Hall 

A limited number of spots are available for each chapter to send 1-2 members to participate in this important and transformative program. Those who are interested should sign up no later than Tuesday, October 4th at 11:59pm by filling out the following form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9547676

For any questons, please contact Molly McLay, Assistant Director of the Women's Resources Center mclay1@illinois.edu or Andrew Hohn, Associate Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs ahohn@illinois.edu for more information.

University of Illinois Homecoming 5K
The annual Homecoming 5K is back and will take place at the Arboretum at the University of Illinois on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue. There is parking available in the lot near the Noel Welcome Garden, as well as the lot just north of the Japan House. There is metered parking up and down Lincoln Avenue which is free on Sundays. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. This fun run is a 5 Kilometer, or 3.1 mile race, which is equivalent to 2 laps around around the Arboretum course.
Date: Sunday, October 23
Time: 9am
Place: University Arboretum
Price: $20.00 for an individual; $60 for a team of 4. (Cost includes an Illini dri-fit race shirt)
Register before October 15 at http://homecoming.illinois.edu/participate/5k.html

University of Illinois Homecoming Parade
Register your department or organization now for the annual Homecoming Parade! Groups have the option of signing up to have a float, decorated vehicle or a walking entry. Spots are limited for this traditional event – get more information and sign up today at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5056670
Parade
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 6pm
Place: Throughout the campus area

G.L.A.S.S.
Looking for a personalized, discussion-based alcohol safety program for your chapter? Request our one-hour Greeks Learning Alcohol Safety Skills (GLASS) program!

For more information on the program, please contact Jessica Campion, F.R.E.S.H. Greeks Coordinator at jcampio2@illinois.edu 

Emerging Leaders
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Illini Room B

The Emerging Leaders Conference provides the distinct opportunity to network with fellow leaders at the University of Illinois in the Fraternity and Sorority communities and develop leadership skills. The Emerging Leaders Conference is held by Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council and sponsored by the Leadership Department. This program is one of the only leadership programs exclusively offered to Fraternity & Sorority members, which allows for discussion on topics specific to the Greek community. This program focuses on becoming aware of self, others, goals, and impact in terms of building leadership skills. This program will provide future leaders in your chapters the opportunity to learn from a team of their peers who held positions in the Greek community. 

Become a Facilitator or Group Leader (Upperclassmen Only)https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlt6sJrliDxHL17tKmnOpDYVBBPGunia8JhsrPHtddjSbmuw/viewform

Self-Nominate Yourself to Participate: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeP_XL9reUjTQ23QlhXhs--bgqQxZ8D9XL2utlAIm6IdgmWg/viewform

Details: Lunch will be provided. Attire is business professional.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Fagenson, Vice President of Development for Panhellenic Council, at illiniphcvpdevelopment@gmail.com or Matthew Tennenhouse, Vice President of Membership Development, illinoisifcvpmembershipdev@gmail.com

Campus and Community Announcements
i-Program:  Intersect
Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm  
The Intersect Leadership program is designed to help students focus on interpersonal communication and team building. Students who participate will work with fellow students to accomplish team challenge goals.

The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:   
Got Health? Creating a Wellness Plan that Works for You
Date: September 27, 2016
Time:
7:00pm
Location:
406 Illini Union

RSO Registration & Re-registration 
Keep your RSO Active! The Office of Registered Organization currently has Registration & Re-registration for new and existing Registered Organization and Registered Student Organizations open.  Registration will close on September 30th.  Details about how to register can be found here:  http://union.illinois.edu/get-involved/office-of-registered-organizations/register-and-re-register

Illinois Leadership Center Workshop Series.
The Illinois Leadership Center offers trainings related to motivation, strategic planning, communication, teamwork, conflict management, and StrengthsQuest™. These sessions are dynamic, interactive, and experiential…perfect for Greek letter organizations. Sessions are also provided to organizations at no cost. To request a session fill out the Workshop Request Form.

To learn more about the Illinois Leadership Center and all its offerings, visit www.leadership.illinios.edu.

Apply to Become an I-Connect Facilitator
Are You Passionate About Diversity and Inclusion? Will you like to help make change on your campus? Become an I-Connect Facilitator!!! Diversity and Social Justice Education is looking for undergraduate students to facilitate I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshops starting in Spring 2017.

The I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshop is an initiative of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, and the Division of Student Affairs. Students of color, LGBTQ students and allies, international students, and students with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. Students of diverse backgrounds will be able to use their to use their positionality and their unique perspectives to guide new students to look understand and accept diversity and inclusion not only on the University of Illinois campus, but in their personal and professional lives as well. Experience facilitating difficult conversations is a must! The position is paid, and interviews will be held in early-October.

Apply by September 23rd at the link: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/409195 For more information, contact: diversityed@illinois.edu or 217-244-1814

Volunteer Opportunities
Campus and Community Food Drive
Date: September 12-27
Help collect food items for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank during September for Hunger Action Month! This is a great activity for your student organization or campus group to pitch in.

Date:  Saturday, September 24 and Tuesday, September 27  
Drop-off locations:  Illini Union Anniversary Plaza and Allice Campbell Alumni Center. 

Weekend Service Trip to Cincinnati 
Date: Friday, October 14- Sunday, October 16
Attend the Weekend Service Trip to Cincinnati on Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16. Once trip details have been finalized, OVP will send out an email with more information about applying. Stay up-to-date with all of the upcoming trips at http://go.illinois.edu/weekendtrips

Adult Services: Computer Cleaning Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning tasks for library public computers and keyboards so that they remain in good condition for public use. Preferred schedule options would include Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 10:30 am and Sunday, 11 am to 1 pm.
An interview with a volunteer coordinator must be completed before volunteer work can begin. Please email volunteer@champaign.org or call 217/403-2070 to schedule an interview.

 

Mark Your Calendars!

September 24:  Fire Factor

September 30:  Deadline to register/re-register your organization as a RSO

October 9:  GUARD

October 22:  Emerging Leaders