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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Chapter Presidents Leadership Academy 
The Chapter Presidents Retreat is an event that provides all chapter presidents with invaluable information, fun, leadership training, and networking opportunities. The curriculum is designed specifically for chapter presidents.
Date: Janury 30th
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: SDRP

New Chapter President Orientation
All newly elected Chapter Presidents must attend the New Chapter President Orientation to learn about the roster system, expectations of Chapter Presidents and meet the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Noyes 161

Walk As One  
Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department are looking for student volunteers to join them as they walk through the campus town area distributing alcohol safety and general safety information to student residences. Walk As One will take place on Wednesday, February 24h We are excited to have been asked to have fraternity and sorority members engage in this volunteer work as both a way to interact with our local police officers as well as distribute alcohol safety information to the student body. Help us make this a successful collaboration! Please email fsaffairs@illinois.edu and let us know how many chapter members are able to volunteer. (Example Email: “Beta Beta Beta will have 15 volunteers.”) We will be back in touch with the chapters that are volunteering with the meeting location and any other relevant details.

 

 

 

 

Greek Oscars
Date
: Tuesday, March 1st
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Illini Union rooms ABC

Good luck to all chapters and individuals who were nominated! **Event is invitation only.

 

 

 

 

GREEK SERVE SPRING BREAK: CHICAGO
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs is proud to team up with Chicago Public Schools to provide a service opportunity for students in the University of Illinois Fraternity and Sorority community. Greek Serve Spring Break is a two-day service based program designed to allow the students to interact with other members of the Greek community, put their fraternal values into action, and most important, SERVE their community. 

This year, we will be volunteering at Wentworth Elementary School in Chicago, IL. Students will be placed in classrooms ranging from first through seventh grades. Both days the students will spend their time assisting teachers with the dissemination of information, helping students with their reading and other classwork, and making valuable connections with students while in the process helping these younger people see the importance of education.

Individuals will participate in one Fraternity & Sorority Affairs sponsored social outing. This year we will be having dinner at Giordano’s and then attending the Bull’s game vs. the King’s at 7pm at the United Center.

APPLY  Applications are due by Friday, February 5th by 11:59pm (click to follow link)

Certified Housing Spring Semester Meeting
(This meeting is mandatory for all chapters with a certified house)
Date: Thursday February 11th
Time: 5:00pm -7:00PM
Location: SDRP Room 2025-AB
This workshop is intended for the undergraduate Chapter President or House Manager. If one of these officers cannot attend, please send an undergraduate substitute to take notes and communicate the workshop discussions with the appropriate officers. It is an expectation from Certified Housing and Fraternity & Sorority Affairs that all chapters with a certified housing unit attend this meeting. IFC chapters with houses: It is an expectation in the IGI that one member attends this meeting.

Campus and Community Announcements
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:
Hello. It's ME. Social Confidence
Date:
Tuesday, February 2
Time:
7:00pm
Location: 
209 Illini Union

Diversity & Leadership Summit
Join students from across campus and our guest facilitators for this leadership-altering workshop. Facilitated by nationally-recognized educators Becky Martinez and Craig Elliott, this training will help participants:

  • Build Connections
  • Develop New Skills
  • Cultivate Passion
  • Create Social Change
  • Explore Identity
  • Lead Consciously

The training is free and includes lunch.  Participation in the Diversity & Leadership Summit also counts towards the Leadership Certificate and LENS Diversity Certificate programs.
Date:  February 28
Time
:  10am-4pm
Where:  2025 Multipurpose room
To register, visit http://leadership.illinois.edu
(Click on the Login button and select Diversity & Leadership Summit in the Workshops link)  

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity:
Make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering to be a reading tutor!  Come to the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club twice a week to tutor two students, one at a time, for 45 minutes apiece.  You will work with a reading specialist who will provide you with the lesson plans!  If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please contact Katlynne Wood at kwood@dmbgc.org as soon as possible.  We will be starting soon!

Grade School Volunteers Needed 
Dr. Howard Elementary School is looking for volunteers to mentor students, read with students, and work with students to re-enforce academic skills. The school day begins at 7:45am and ends at 2:00pm, volunteering days and times are flexible.  For more information contact Jeff Dobbs at dobbsje@champaignschools.org

Champaign County Nursing Home:  Volunteers Needed
Many residents, including those in our dementia/Alzheimer’s units enjoy receiving visits from community members that can take the time to sit with them, lend a soothing hand or just sit with them. Other long term residents enjoy the company of younger individuals and, if not ambulatory, being transported outside to the courtyard to just sit and enjoy the weather and the company (when weather is permissible).

They also have recurring opportunities:

  • Nail Salon Help: each Tuesday, activity assistants paint resident’s nails-need a lot of help with this as short staffed and is one of the most popular events. Every Tuesday @ 2p.m. for one hour. • Laundry Help: Volunteers would assist staff in tending to resident laundry-would not have to do any direct service with nursing home residents.
  • Tuesday & Thursday game nights: activity assistants need help transporting residents to dining halls and can play games (i.e. Bingo, Ice cream socials, Musical entertainment, etc.) along with residents or help those who would need assistance.
  • Assistance in our Adult Day Center; a program for individuals who come for the day that are unable to care for selves at home or be alone without someone immediately present.

For more information call Ellen Schweitzer at 217-693-5016

Mark Your Calendars!

January 28:  New Chapter President Orientation

January 30:  Chapter Presidents Leadership Academy

February 4-7:  AFLV

March 1:  Greek Oscars