Fraternity and Sorority Affairs News Letter: Friday, February 5, 2016
 
Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at the University of Illinois
 
 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
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.

Senior 100 Honorary
Applications due: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by 11:59pm.
Student Alumni Ambassadors presents, Senior 100 Honorary, which strives to recognize the University's top 100 seniors based on their accomplishments both in the academic world and outside of it. If you would like to apply to be considered for this years Senior 100 Honorary please find the application at http://illinisaa.com/senior-100-app.

If you have any questions, please contact the Senior 100 Honorary team at illinoissenior100@gmail.com. We would be happy to answer any questions. 

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

SORF Workshop: How can Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) Apply for SORF
The SORF application process can often be confusing and complicated. As a Registered Student Organization (RSO) treasurer there is a lot of pressure on you to make sure that the SORF application is filed correctly and without error. This hour long workshop will walk you through the new application system and answer any of your pending questions regarding SORF. For more information, go to http://illiniunion.illinois.edu/involvement/sorf/.
Date: Monday, February 1
Time: 2pm-3pm
Location: Illini Union 404
Price: Free
Contact SORF at sorf@illinois.edu for more information.

Illinois Leadership Center   
Insight
| February 13th, 2016  Insight is coming up! At Insight you will learn how to utilize your intrinsic leadership style that is unique to you. That’s not all! Students will discover their strengths, values, and social identities which can develop individuals into a more well-rounded person. Sign up here!

Ignite | February 6th, 2016 & March 12th, 2016  Managing effective group and organizational development is an important skill to have for any individual managing a team in the workforce or a registered student organization here on campus. 96% of Ignite participants learned techniques that they could use when leading a change initiative. Effective I-Program isn’t it? Sign up here!

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)  

Student Leadership Awards and Scholarships  
go.illinois.edu/slas  
Applications Due: February 26, 2016, 5pm
The Student Leadership Awards and Scholarships program gives students an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their tremendous contributions to the Illinois campus community, as well as their commitment to academics and extracurricular involvement. Over 20 monetary awards available, granted to freshmen through grad students. Nominate a deserving student today! Nominate someone at go.illinois.edu/slas

2016-17 Student Affairs Internships  
go.illinois.edu/internships
Various Application Deadlines  
No matter what your major is or what you want to do after college, Student Affairs internships give you a chance to work with some terrific people as you pursue projects that benefit your peers. A Student Affairs internship can enhance your leadership skills, influence our Campus at a higher level, and give you valuable experience in a professional setting. Internships available in: Asian American Cultural Center, Campus Recreation, Illinois Leadership Center, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Office of Volunteer Programs, and Student Affairs Advancement.

2016-17 Fred H. Turner Fellowships  
go.illinois.edu/turner  
Applications Due: February 14th, 2016  
Apply for a paid internship with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs! Interact with campus professionals and collaborate on projects that shape the Illinois Experience. Open to current juniors for a position in the 2016-17 academic year. Additional criteria can be found at go.illinois.edu/turner. Make an impact, leave a legacy, and apply for the Turner Fellowship!

Campus Committees  
go.illinois.edu/campuscommittees
Information Night: February 2nd, 2016, 7pm in Illini Union Room 405  
Applications Due: February 26, 2016  
No matter what your interest as a student, there is a University of Illinois committee that needs your voice! Develop your leadership skills by serving on a campus committee, and make a difference on campus and throughout the community. Most committees include both students and staff, so you will be able to network and work with professionals in your chosen field – or explore something new!

Questions? Email turnerfellows@illinois.edu

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

Volunteer at the Engineering Career Services Career Fair  
Date: February 9 or 10.  

There are two ways for you to volunteer – as a group or individually.  
If you can get your members to commit to 40 hours, we can pay $10 per hour/per volunteer to the group.  We don’t actually pay you directly, but we can pay for a legitimate group expense, such as t-shirts, registration for a conference, a pizza party, etc.  We would need to know ahead of time and pay the vendor directly. 

If you can’t seem to get enough people to commit to 40 hours, there’s the option of volunteering individually.  This year, every volunteer that signs up for two hours both days (total of four hours) will receive a voucher for $10 that can be used in the food court at the Illini Union.

Please visit www.volunteersignup.org/8QP3P to sign up to volunteer at the 2016 Spring Career Fair. 

Mark Your Calendars!

February 11:  Certified Housing Spring Semester Meeting 

February 24:  Walk As One

March 1:  Greek Oscars

March 21-22:  Greek Serve Spring Break:  Chicago, IL