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Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at the University of Illinois

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Reminder:  Grade Release Cards Due
Please have all grade release cards submitted to our office by Monday, October 24th at 5:00pm.

University of Illinois Homecoming 5K
The annual Homecoming 5K is back and will take place at the Arboretum at the University of Illinois on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue. There is parking available in the lot near the Noel Welcome Garden, as well as the lot just north of the Japan House. There is metered parking up and down Lincoln Avenue which is free on Sundays. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. This fun run is a 5 Kilometer, or 3.1 mile race, which is equivalent to 2 laps around around the Arboretum course.
Date: Sunday, October 23
Time: 9am
Place: University Arboretum
Price: $20.00 for an individual; $60 for a team of 4. (Cost includes an Illini dri-fit race shirt)
Register before October 15 at

Greek Sweep 
Join Greeks Support Homecoming for this year’s “Greek Sweep” on October 23 at 1PM, where we will cleaning up campus before Homecoming Week begins.  Sign up at

Window and Banner Competition:  
Join us in the window and banner decorating competition for Homecoming! This is a great way to celebrate the homecoming spirit throughout the week.  Greeks Support Homecoming will be providing the sheets and paints once you sign up whether you register for the banner or the windows! We will start on Sunday, October 23 and have the decorations up all week to celebrate Homecoming. If you have a registered chapter house you can sign up for the banner at this link:

If you would like to register for a window slot you can sign up here:

Greeks Support Homecoming BBQ 
The Greeks Support Homecoming BBQ is a fun event to get people in the Homecoming Spirit! There is free food, t-shirts giveaways, a D.J., and a photo booth where you can capture memories for years to come. The main entertainment of the night is getting to see some of our own BGC and UGC members perform steps and strolls! You don’t want to miss the fun! Check out GSH Facebook page for more information.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: Washington Park

University of Illinois Homecoming Parade
Register your department or organization now for the annual Homecoming Parade! Groups have the option of signing up to have a float, decorated vehicle or a walking entry. Spots are limited for this traditional event – get more information and sign up today at
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 6pm
Place: Throughout the campus area

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 

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. 

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
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:   
Seeing Your True Reflection: Overcoming Body Dysmorphia
Date: October 25, 2016
406 Illini Union

Advanced LGBT Ally Training
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 9:00am-12pm
To register visit the following link:

Why Join FYCARE?  
Would you like to earn money while giving back, as well, as making an impact on your campus?  If so, enroll now in CHLH 199B.  In this course students will examine sexual violence in the college environment, its various institutional and culture contexts, and how to support survivors, as well as develop practical skills for leading peer workshop for the FYCARE (First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education) program. 

Illinois Leadership Center Workshop Series.
The Illinois Leadership Center offers trainings related to motivation, strategic planning, communication, teamwork, conflict management, and StrengthsQuest™. These sessions are dynamic, interactive, and experiential…perfect for Greek letter organizations. Sessions are also provided to organizations at no cost. To request a session fill out the Workshop Request Form.

To learn more about the Illinois Leadership Center and all its offerings, visit

i-Program:  Integrity
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm  
A leader leads by example.  In times of conflict, a team usually looks to the leader for guidance. In order to lead, a leader should first be confident in his or her own beliefs, values, morals and ethics. This workshop defines integrity as well as other key ethical terms and concepts related to integrity. It helps leaders identify their personal values and their impact/influence on decision-making in ethical situations. It also empowers them to analyze ethical situations and determine a course of action.

Hurry and register today,

The Institute™ by LeaderShape® is a nationally-recognized six-day, five-night, leadership development program for undergraduate students that takes place January 8-13, 2017 at Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. At The Institute, participants learn how to lead with integrity through a variety of fun and educational experiences. They will create a vision for change focused on their organizations and an action plan designed to assist them in effectively implementing their vision and goals.

Interested in Applying?  
Apply through the Illinois Leadership Center website: Applications are due Monday, October 24, 2016.

Questions or Concerns? Contact the Illinois Leadership Center® at or (217) 333-0604.

Volunteer Opportunities
Artisan Cup & Ford:  Volunteers needed! 
: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 4:30-7:00pm
Volunteers needed for variety of duties.  AC&F is a farm to table cooking competition which serves as a fundraiser for local, not for profit, The Land Connection. The Land Connection trains farmers in resilient, restorative farming techniques; informs the public about the sources of our food and why that matters; and works to protect and enhance farmland so that we, and generations to come, will have clean air and water, fertile soil, and healthy, delicious food.  For more information call 773-574-2669 or email

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.

Service Saturdays
Join service projects that take place on Saturdays during the academic year to give back to the local community in Champaign-Urbana. Volunteer opportunities provided through Service Saturdays are easy-access and typically one-time projects. The projects are organized by either the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs, campus groups, or community agencies who plan and coordinate each project. To look at upcoming Service Saturday opportunities visit:

FriendShop Bookstore Cashier
Cashiers process all transactions for the library's FriendShop. Retail supervisory experience a plus but not necessary. 2-4 hours per week. Adult volunteers (over 18 years) are needed Wednesday through Saturday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sunday: 1 pm - 5:30 pm. Volunteers can work 3-5 hours per shift. Please or call 217/403-2070 for more information.

Mark Your Calendars!

Ocotber 21:  Fusion Stroll

October 22:  Emerging Leaders

October 23:  Illinois Homecoming 5K

October 23:  Greek Sweep

October 23:  Window and Banner Competition

October 28:  Illinois Homecoming Parade