Click here to see this online

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Save the Date: January 24
Chapter Presidents Leadership Academy  

The Chapter Presidents Retreat is an event that provides all chapter presidents with invaluable information, fun, leadership training, and networking opportunities. The curriculum is designed specifically for chapter presidents.

Congratulations to the new Black Greek Council Board
Imani Humphrey, ΔΣΘ,  President
Arianna Jenkins, ΔΣΘ , Vice President 
Kierra Williams, ΑΚΑ, Cheif Justice

Congratulations to the new Interfraternity Executive Board!
David Kessler, ΣΑΜ, President
Dakota Clayton, ΑΓΡ, Executive Vice President
Kevin Kramer, ΚΣ, Vice President Standards
Ben Samborn, ΦΔΘ, Vice President Risk Management 
Jacob Komenda, ΣΝ, Vice President Membership Development
Richard Gumirov, ΖΒΤ, Vice President Recruitment
Ross Bessinger, ΑΕΠ, Vice President Public Relations
Kevin Staniszewski, ΣΝ, Vice President Communications
Sammy Gainer, ΣΧ Vice President Service & Scholarship

Congratulations to the new Panhellenic Executive Board!
Marissa Sulek, ΑΔΠ President
Alison Owczarski, ΔΔΔ, Vice President Operations
Sarah Batterson, ΔΖ, Vice President of Standards
Madison Ellin, ΚΑΘ, Vice President Recruitment
Delaney Laurence, ΚΔ, Vice President Risk Management
Erin Donovan, ΑΞΔ, Vice President Programming
Abby Baum, ΑΕΦ, Vice President Public Relations
Kelly Aukamp, ΓΦΒ, Vice President Development
Lauren Southwood, 4-Η, Vice President Service
Emily Jacobs, ΚΔ, Vice President Scholarship

Congratulations to the new United Greek Council Board
Kisha Patel, ΔΚΔ, President
Alondra Flores, ΓΦΩ Executive Vice President
Megan Chu, ΣΨΖ, Vice President for Administration & Finance
Daisy Alonso, ΑΨΛ, Vice President for Communication

Greek Oscars applications have officially opened!  
We have made a few changes to the applications this year. There will be two IFC first place awards, one for chapters that are above the average IFC membership and one for chapters that are below the average, for the following applications: Chapter of the Year, Chapter President of the Year, Risk Management, Scholarship, and Philanthropy. In order to accommodate for these changes and cost of trophies, IFC chapters will no longer apply for the following awards: Executive Board of the Year and Outstanding Program of the Year.

Council Awards

Individual Awards

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:   
Don't Stress! Ace the Test! Dealing with Test Anxiety
Date: December 6, 2016
406 Illini Union

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. 

New Student Programs: Orientation Leader Recruitment  
Interested in helping new students feel welcomed and helping learn about the University of Illinois? Interested in enhancing your communication and leadership skills? If you’re a positive and highly motivated student interested in helping others, you’d be what we would call an Orientation Leader (OL)!

Other Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 30 @ 5:00 PM OL Application Due: HERE
    • Sign-up for OL Group Interviews (closes Wednesday, November 30 by 5:00 PM). Link to sign-up can be found in the OL application confirmation email. 

Find more information about being an Orientation Leader at or if you have any questions please contact the New Student Programs Office at  Connect with us on Twitter/Instagram @nspillinois & Facebook at












I-PROGRAMS Registrations Open!! :
Spring registrations for i-programs are now open! An additional i-program has been added to the spring semester to accommodate the increasing demand! The first two I-programs coming your way are:

Petullo Insight  
Date: January, 21, 2017
Being aware of your own strengths and values is the first step towards being a leader. The Insight Leadership program is designed to help students focus on self-awareness and self-management.  This program will help students identify their personal values and personal leadership philosophy, while exploring their personal strengths and social identities.

Date: January 28, 2017
Every day, you interact with people who are different from you – different thoughts, different beliefs, different value systems, different traditions. Differences can either be a source of great strength or the reason for divisions. INCLUSION engages with and unpacks concepts such as equity, equality, diversity, inclusion and bias. Through activity-based learning, INCLUSION teaches how to be a leader by understanding and embracing these differences.

These programs come at no additional cost to students enrolled in the university. Limited spots are available, so register today!

You can register for any ILC event by signing in using your NET ID here  and using the Registration tab to select the program of your choice

Volunteer Opportunities 
Help spread joy this holiday season! OVP is hosting its annual Holiday Toy Drive to provide a positive holiday experience for children and families in need. All gifts must be new and unwrapped, and they will be donated to the Champaign County Toys for Tots campaign.

Drop off your donations by Monday, December 5 at any of the following Toys for Tots collection boxes on campus. Find the list of locations at
OVP is looking for volunteers to help with the Holiday Toy Drive! Volunteer work will include hanging up fliers, chalking, and distributing collection boxes. To sign up to volunteer, visit

Champaign Gymnastics Academy Booster Club 
Volunteers needed for unloading gymnastics equipment, setting up chairs, prepping competition spaces, and tearing down equipment.
Dates December 8th – 11th
Times Varies upon day
Location:  Activities Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign
If interested, please email Lori at

Angel Tree - November 18 to December 16 
For the past twenty years, Angel Tree has collected presents for underprivileged children ages infant-12 years old during the holiday season. Volunteers are needed to station and accept present donations in front of Bergners in Market Place Mall. There is a lot of down time so it's good for studying or just bringing a good book. We will be open during mall hours: Monday-Saturday (10am-9pm) and Sunday (11am-5pm). Volunteers can pick any date and time between November 18 - December 16. Sign-Up Link. Contact for more information. 

Mark Your Calendars!

December 16:  End of the semester

December 17:  Alumni Happy Hour (Chicago)

January 21:  Chapter President Leadership Academy

January 24:  New Chapter President Orientation

January 27-28:  Council Executive Board Retreat