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Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at the University of Illinois

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Update Your Roster!
Please update your chapter roster online. Now is the time to remove all members that graduated in May or August and others that may not be returning for any reason. Following is the link: Please go to Chapter Roster System then click on Chapter President.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Hart -

Fire Factor Academy
A cooperative effort of the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Housing, 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 if your organization has a Certified Housing Unit on campus, that at least one member participates in Fire Factor during the fall semester.
Date: September 24, 2016
Registration: To register, please click here

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

National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW)
September 19-23, 2016!
National Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity for our community to stand up against Hazing. Educating our members of the dangers of hazing and where to go for help can save a life. How can your chapter be involved? The following programs are an easy way for your chapter to promote the prevention of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week! For more information about the week check out

Fusion Stroll 2016
What is Fusion Stroll you might ask? It’s a cross-chapter stroll competition co-sponsored by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, and La Casa Cultural Latina. This event is an educational program aimed at providing members in fraternities and sororities who do not traditionally step, stroll or salute, the opportunity to learn about these historic aspects to cultural fraternal organizations. Moreover, it’s a great opportunity to meet members from chapters thus strengthening the bonds of interfraternal relations.

To participate, your chapter does not need to have any experience in stepping, strolling or saluting. All you’d need to do is register for the competition.

This year’s Fusion Stroll competition will be held on Friday, October 21st from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Lincoln Hall Theatre. We hope you’ll join us at the informational meeting next Thursday, September 15th!
For more information, please contact Myriam Duran, Graduate Assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

Emerging Leaders
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Illini Room B

The Emerging Leaders Conference provides the distinct opportunity to network with fellow leaders at the University of Illinois in the Fraternity and Sorority communities and develop leadership skills. The Emerging Leaders Conference is held by Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council and sponsored by the Leadership Department. This program is one of the only leadership programs exclusively offered to Fraternity & Sorority members, which allows for discussion on topics specific to the Greek community. This program focuses on becoming aware of self, others, goals, and impact in terms of building leadership skills. This program will provide future leaders in your chapters the opportunity to learn from a team of their peers who held positions in the Greek community. 

Become a Facilitator or Group Leader (Upperclassmen Only)

Self-Nominate Yourself to Participate:

Details: Lunch will be provided. Attire is business professional.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Fagenson, Vice President of Development for Panhellenic Council, at or Matthew Tennenhouse, Vice President of Membership Development,

Campus and Community Announcements
i-Program:  Intersect
Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm  
The Intersect Leadership program is designed to help students focus on interpersonal communication and team building. Students who participate will work with fellow students to accomplish team challenge goals.

The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:   
No More Running Away, Work the Runway! Developing Self-Confidence
Date: September 20, 2016
406 Illini Union

RSO Registration & Re-registration 
Keep your RSO Active! The Office of Registered Organization currently has Registration & Re-registration for new and existing Registered Organization and Registered Student Organizations open.  Registration will close on September 30th.  Details about how to register can be found here:

Keynote Speaker:  Bree Newsome 
Time: 7pm 
Date:  Tuesday September 20th
Location:  ABC Rooms of the Illini Union. 
Driven by an unwavering belief in the power of the individual to make change, Bree Newsome established herself as a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people around the world when she tore down the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina statehouse in 2015, in the name of social justice and equality. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Newsome seamlessly blends her artistic talents with her passionate activism, educating and inspiring audiences to organize and stand together to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.

Apply to Become an I-Connect Facilitator
Are You Passionate About Diversity and Inclusion? Will you like to help make change on your campus? Become an I-Connect Facilitator!!! Diversity and Social Justice Education is looking for undergraduate students to facilitate I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshops starting in Spring 2017.

The I-Connect Diversity and Inclusion Workshop is an initiative of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, and the Division of Student Affairs. Students of color, LGBTQ students and allies, international students, and students with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. Students of diverse backgrounds will be able to use their to use their positionality and their unique perspectives to guide new students to look understand and accept diversity and inclusion not only on the University of Illinois campus, but in their personal and professional lives as well. Experience facilitating difficult conversations is a must! The position is paid, and interviews will be held in early-October.

Apply by September 23rd at the link: For more information, contact: or 217-244-1814

Volunteer Opportunities
Campus and Community Food Drive
Date: September 12-27
Help collect food items for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank during September for Hunger Action Month! This is a great activity for your student organization or campus group to pitch in. Look for more information and designated drop-off days soon.

Weekend Service Trip to Cincinnati 
Date: Friday, October 14- Sunday, October 16
Attend the Weekend Service Trip to Cincinnati on Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16. Once trip details have been finalized, OVP will send out an email with more information about applying. Stay up-to-date with all of the upcoming trips at

Adult Services: Computer Cleaning Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning tasks for library public computers and keyboards so that they remain in good condition for public use. Preferred schedule options would include Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 10:30 am and Sunday, 11 am to 1 pm.
An interview with a volunteer coordinator must be completed before volunteer work can begin. Please email or call 217/403-2070 to schedule an interview.

Opportunity ends on Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Give Back Garden is looking for volunteers to help harvest produce that we use to supplement food pantry bags on a weekly basis.  We will meet every Thursday 9am-12pm to pick any fruits or vegetables that are ready and prepare them for the food pantry service on Thursday afternoons.  Even if you can only volunteer an hour, it would be a tremendous help!

Mark Your Calendars!

September 10-12:  Panhellenic Formal Recruitment

September 24:  Fire Factor

September 30:  Deadline to register/re-register your organization as a RSO

October 22:  Emerging Leaders