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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  

NEW ROSTER DEADLINES FOR SPRING  
There are two deadlines in the Spring semester, first is March 1st and the final one is May 1st. By the March 1st deadline chapters need to have updated their roster with any new members and submitted corresponding New Member Rights and Grade Release Forms.  We are extending the final deadline to May 1st rather than April 15th as it has been in the past.  This deadline is to make any last minute changes to the roster due to a change in someone’s membership status.  We are able to extend this final deadline because grade release cards are now due March 1st for processing

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.

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:  February 28, 2016  
Time:  10:00am-3:00pm
Location:  TBD  

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 Wednesday, February 24 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.

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:
Everybody Rock Your Body:  Promoting a Postive Body Image
Date:
Tuesday, February 23
Time:
7:00pm
Location: 
406 Illini Union

I-CARE Workshop on request   
In light of recent national interest in sexual violence and its prevention, it is imperative that we all recognize that it is on us to take a stand against sexual violence. We hope that you take the opportunity to learn about bystander intervention through a new program offered through the Women’s Resources Center called ICARE.

ICARE is a 90-minute bystander intervention workshop offered to established groups and organizations on campus. In this highly interactive workshop, students will dialogue with peers in their organization about consent and sexually disrespectful behavior, understand what helps people intervene in sexually disrespectful situations, set a group norm in which sexually disrespectful behavior is recognized as a problem and active bystander behavior is promoted, and learn a variety of intervention skills. The workshop is also highly customizable and is built specifically for group members to examine their values and how they can work together to end sexual violence.

To request an ICARE workshop, please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/jPnegDeoGG. Contact: Molly McLay at mclay1@illinois.edu.

Ignite |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!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Counseling Center Workshops

The Counseling Center at UI has been hard at work creating workshops just for sororities and fraternities! If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, or simply learning more, please fill out a request form here: http://goo.gl/forms/BTCJmuucbx


Masculinity Is...
This is an interactive outreach event where small and large group discussions are co-led by one trained fraternity member and one trained Counseling Center Paraprofessional (CCP). Discussions will focus on exploring what masculinity means to that specific fraternity and the men involved by focusing on the core values unique to that fraternity and how these ideas of masculinity are put into action.

S.O.S. - Supporting our Sisters
This outreach focuses on equipping the sorority sisters with tools, skills, and resources to better support a sister that might be a survivor of sexual assault or dating violence. We will also work to identify and break down victim blaming and learn bystander intervention skills to make the sorority a safer place for survivors.

We also have other general workshops (ex. Consent, Mental Health 101, Healthy Dating, etc.) and are always up for creating unique, specialized workshops to fit the needs or interest of any sorority or fraternity! Please feel free to contact Jordan Magold, the Trauma Graduate Assistant at the Counseling Center, at magold2@illinois.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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!

February 24:  Walk As One

March 1:  Greek Oscars

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