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Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at the University of Illinois

Wednesday, October 26, 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.

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: Thursday, October 27, 2016 (Note- date change due to weather)
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 

Campus and Community Announcements
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:   
I Am Enough: The Value of Vulnerability
Date: November 1, 2016
406 Illini Union

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

i-Program:  Innovation
Date: November 5, 2016
The Innovation Leadership program focuses on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity of idea in problem solving. Students who participate in Innovation will develop skills in these areas and also an understanding of their dominant problem solving style and its impact on organizations and people.  For more information visit:

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities 
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.

Thanksgiving Basket Drive
From November 1 thru 14, help make this Thanksgiving a cherished moment for a family in need by donating all of the essential items needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal. For more information on how to participate

Volunteer opportunities are available from October 24 through November 16 to help with our annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive! Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of 1 hour on the day that they sign up. Volunteer work will include hanging up fliers, chalking, sorting donated baskets, and picking up baskets. To register to volunteer go to:

Senior Citizens Pumpkin Painting with VIP - October 29 
Following the theme of Halloween this month, let's paint pumpkins with our friends at Prairie Winds! Materials, including the pumpkins, will be provided. Volunteers will be meeting at the Union on October 29 at 12:15pm to head over to Prairie Winds (1905 Prairie Winds Circle) by 1pm. Email for more information. Volunteers can sign up here

Mark Your Calendars!

 October 27:  Homecoming BBQ

October 28:  Illinois Homecoming Parade 

November 15:  Council Executive Board Installation