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Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at the University of Illinois
 
 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Attention Chapter Presidents: 
If you have not scheduled your semester meeting with your chapter advisor from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, please contact Michelle: moutlaw@illinois.edu to schedule your meeting.

Order of Omega Applications Due Nov 11th
If you received an email indicating that you are eligible to apply for membership in the Order of Omega honor society, please note that applications are due by November 11th at 5:00 pm. IF you have any questions about Order of Omega please reach out to orderofomegauofi@gmail.com

Greek Oscars applications have officially opened!  
We have made a few changes to the applications this year. There will be two IFC first place awards, one for chapters that are above the average IFC membership and one for chapters that are below the average, for the following applications: Chapter of the Year, Chapter President of the Year, Risk Management, Scholarship, and Philanthropy. In order to accommodate for these changes and cost of trophies, IFC chapters will no longer apply for the following awards: Executive Board of the Year and Outstanding Program of the Year.

Council Awards

Individual Awards

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 

Campus and Community Announcements
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:   
Embracing Diversity: Developing and Growing Cross-Cultural Relationships
Date: November 15, 2016
Time:
7:00pm
Location:
406 Illini Union

i-Program:  Innovation
Date: November 5, 2016
The Innovation Leadership program focuses on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity of idea in problem solving. Students who participate in Innovation will develop skills in these areas and also an understanding of their dominant problem solving style and its impact on organizations and people.  For more information visit: http://leadership.illinois.edu/programs-services/i-programs

Illini Union Closed  
In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Illini Union will close on Wednesday, November 24 at 5 pm and remain closed until Saturday, November 26 at 7 am when the North building will reopen. The South building, food court and the Hotel will reopen Sunday Morning at 7 am.

Why Join FYCARE?  
Would you like to earn money while giving back, as well, as making an impact on your campus?  If so, enroll now in CHLH 199B.  In this course students will examine sexual violence in the college environment, its various institutional and culture contexts, and how to support survivors, as well as develop practical skills for leading peer workshop for the FYCARE (First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education) program. 

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.

Questions or Concerns? Contact the Illinois Leadership Center® at leadership@illinois.edu or (217) 333-0604.

Volunteer Opportunities 
Intereact Club 5K-benefiting Crisis Nursery Center
Date:  November 19, 2016
Time:  9:30am
Location:  Crystal Lake Park, 2016W. Park Street, Urbana, IL  
To register visit:  http://www.racerpal.com/races/interactclub.html  (All proceeds will be donated to Crisis Nursery)

Thanksgiving Basket Drive
From November 1 thru 14, help make this Thanksgiving a cherished moment for a family in need by donating all of the essential items needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal. For more information on how to participate go.illinois.edu/OVPThanksgiving.

Volunteer opportunities are available from October 24 through November 16 to help with our annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive! Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of 1 hour on the day that they sign up. Volunteer work will include hanging up fliers, chalking, sorting donated baskets, and picking up baskets. To register to volunteer go to: go.illinois.edu/TBDvolunteer.

Wesley Food Pantry with VIP - November 10
Volunteers are needed to help with food distribution! This event is on campus at the Wesley Food Pantry in Room 50. Sign up for this event ASAP because spots get filled up very fast! Time shifts: 4:30pm-6:00pm (one spot left); 6pm-8pm (6 spots left). Contact: vip.hunger.homeless@gmail.com 

Mark Your Calendars!

 

November 15:  Council Executive Board Installation

December 17:  Alumni Happy Hour (Chicago)

January 11-12:  GreekServe

January 21:  Chapter President Leadership Academy

January 27-28:  Council Executive Board Retreat