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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
New Roster Deadlines For Spring
The new deadline to update your chapter roster is May 1st.  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.

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs is proud to team up with the Illinois Leadership Center to facilitate the Imprint leadership program on Sunday, April 17th, 2016.
This event provides the unique opportunity to network with Illinois Greek alumni and develop leadership skills. This is the first time this program has been offered exclusively to Fraternity & Sorority members and will provide the chance to discuss leadership issues specific to the Greek community.
Imprint is one of five i-Programs offered through the university; this program focuses on teaching the art of transitional leadership– how to manage personal and professional transitions, how to lead in new environments, how to create a personal brand and build a network. This program will provide a unique opportunity to learn from a team of experienced Illinois alumni who are attending this event as Alumni Coaches.

Event Details
When: Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
Where: Union Ballroom (2nd floor of the Illini Union)
Register: please follow the steps below to register:

    1. Visit the Illinois Leadership Website i-Programs page: http://leadership.illinois.edu/programs-services/i-programs
    2. Log in using your Illinois NetID
    3. Select the Imprint program for April 17th, 2016
    4. Register yourself and indicate your organization (fraternity or sorority)

Details:  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  We look forward to promoting leadership skills and mentorship to our fraternity and sorority members and hope that you join us in April. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at adavies3@illinois.edu or our office at (217) 333 – 0050.

Senior 100
The following fraternity and sorority members were named to the Senior 100 Honorary this spring. Congratulations as Greeks comprise 23.5 percent of the campus but 27 percent of the listing of Senior 100 Honorary recipients!
Fire Factor
Date:
April 23, 2016 
Time: 10:00am
Location: Illinois Service Institute
A cooperative effort of the University of Illinois, 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 that if your organization has a Certified Housing Unit on campus, that at least one member participates in Fire Factor during the calendar year (Academies are offered once per year). Attention IFC Chapters, if your chapter did not participate in the Fall 2015 Academy, then you must participate in the Spring 2016 Academy to earn IGI points.  

Registration is now open:  http://firefactor.net/?page_id=69

RSO Registration  
Time to begin thinking about re-registering your organization.  Please note that EVERYONE will need to re-register their RSO beginning April 1st and ending by NOON on September 30th no matter when you registered your org. This means that if you want to continue to conduct business on University property and be recognized through the Office of Registered Organizations then you will need to register your RSO.  Don’t get left out!

While we are discussing registration, please be aware that QUAD DAY registration begins on the same day! APRIL 1st.  Keep in mind that you will NOT have to be registered for the 2016-2017 year prior to registering for Quad Day.  The end date is August 9th, but please note that spaces may fill up before the close date of August 9th

 

Campus and Community Announcements
Illini Guides   
Thousands of new students join our community for the first time each year. Serving as an I-Guide is a great opportunity to introduce students and their families to campus and make a real impact. Our tradition of serving the campus began in 1947 and our program is one of the longest-lasting student-run organizations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We need VOLUNTEERS like you to help keep the tradition! To sign up to be an I-Guide click on the link:  http://housing.illinois.edu/  If you have any questions, please email iguide@housing.illinois.edu 

The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:  
What Is Love? Fostering Healthy Relationships
Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time:
7:00pm
Location: 
209 Illini Union

Culture of Disability Expo
Date:  Friday, April 15, 2016
Time:  2:00-4:00pm
Location:  Room 2009 SDRP  
If you would like to learn more about the culture of disability, join us at the first ever, Culture of Disability Expo.  There will be UIUC student groups representing Different components of the large and diverse disability and minority culture at UIUC.  There will also be a panel from 4:00-5:00pm after the initial expo where you can hear different student’s experiences with disability and ask your own questions. 

Community Health 199B: Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (CARE)  
Do you want to learn more about a social problem that is very pertinent to students on campus? Do you like classes where you can discuss topics in-depth with your peers in a safe, supportive environment? Do you want to get involved and find a way to make a difference? In this course, students will examine sexual violence in the college environment, its various institutional and cultural contexts, and how to support survivors, as well as develop practical skills for leading peer workshops for the FYCARE (First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education) program. During the course, students can apply to be FYCARE facilitators for future semesters.

Campus Acq Rape Educ (CARE) - 31590 - CHLH 199 - B  
Topic: Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (CARE). Note: Majority of seats held for freshman-junior status until first day of classes.
Associated Term: Fall 2016 - Urbana-Champaign
Registration Dates: Apr 04, 2016 - Sep 02, 2016
Levels: Graduate - Urbana-Champaign, Law - Urbana-Champaign, Undergrad - Urbana
Champaign, VetMed - Urbana-Champaign
Urbana-Champaign Campus
Lecture-Discussion Schedule Type
3.000 Credits

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.

If your group or organization would like to request an ICARE workshop, please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/jPnegDeoGG. The ICARE coordinator will get in contact with you to set up a workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Molly McLay at mclay1@illinois.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities  
National Volunteer Week
Celebrate volunteerism by getting involved in this year’s National Volunteer Week. There are many volunteer opportunities available on and off-campus throughout the week. 

Date: Sunday, April 10 – Saturday, April 16 
Visithttp://union.illinois.edu/get-involved/office-of-volunteer-programs

Austin’s Day 
The 9th Annual Austin's Day will be held April 16.  Austin's Day was established in memory of Champaign native Austin Cloyd who was killed in the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.  A devoted community servant, Austin volunteered her time throughout Champaign and the country to help others in need.  Volunteers will be assigned in three hour shifts to one of 15 community projects including Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Nursery and Champaign County Humane Society.  Register you or your group at http://www.austinsday.com/

Boneyard Creek Community Day  
Looking for a service project that cleans up campus and makes it a better place? Join volunteers from across the area Saturday, April 23 at Scott Park for Boneyard Creek Community Day! Volunteers pick up litter and remove invasive species from along the creek. For your efforts, you’ll receive a t-shirt, lunch, and entertainment after the event. More information and registration information is at: http://boneyardcreek.org.  

 

 Mark Your Calendars!

April 15: Stride for Survivors: A solidarity walk to end sexual violence on campus.

April 16:  Alumni Hall of Fame

April 17:  Imprint

April 23:  Fire Factor