Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Newsletter, Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Welcome New Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Staff!

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs would like to welcome two new staff members to our team this year. We are very excited to have them on board!

Mustafa Abdullah, Jr. joined the FSA staff in mid-August as a Graduate Assistant.  Mustafa (M.J.) is a 2016 University of Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate and a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.  M.J. is currently in the Education Policy, Organization & Leadership Program in the Higher Education Division.  To learn more about M.J. visit

Emma Healy joined the FSA staff in mid-August as a Graduate Assistant.  Emma is a 2015 University of Illinois graduate and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity.  Emma is currently in the Education Policy, Organization & Leadership Program in the Higher Education Division.  To learn more about Emma visit 

We would like to welcome back Graduate Assistant, Makenzie Finks and Graduate Hourly, Heather Ross for another year! To learn more about Makenzie visit and to learn more about Heather visit

Fall Semester Certified Housing Workshop  
Mark Your Calendars! Attendance at this meeting is required as a part of your organization’s certification. The semi-annual Certified Housing workshop regarding University certified housing standards, municipal building safety and health codes has been scheduled for Champaign and Urbana fraternities and sororities.  The fall workshop details are below

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm (check in begins at 4:50pm)
Location: SDRP room 2025 AB (2nd floor)- 301 E. Gregory Drive  
*Parking at meters*

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. Panhellenic Council NPC Chapters must update their roster by Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Both Panhellenic & Fraternity and Sorority Affairs need accurate membership information for each chapter prior to recruitment - please help us out by updating your roster! Following is the link: Please go to Chapter Roster System then click on Chapter President.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Hart -

New Chapter President Orientation 
All newly elected Chapter Presidents must attend the New Chapter President Orientation to learn about the roster system, expectations of Chapter Presidents and meet the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff. 
Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00pm 
Location: Noyes 165

University of Illinois 2017 Homecoming Court Information! 
Applications for the 2017 Homecoming Court are now available at 2017 Homecoming Court Application. This honor is given to 20 student leaders in senior standing who are selected based on their academic achievements, campus leadership, and community involvement. Those selected to serve on the court are viewed as role models for their peers and outstanding representatives of the University of Illinois student body. Please help recognize campus leaders and forward this email to any student you know that may be interested in applying for the 2017 Court.

Also, you may nominate a student for the court by sending the name and email address to We will send a message to the student inviting the person personally to apply and letting the person know that a member of the University community thinks they would be a good addition to the court.

Applicants must submit their completed application by Monday, September 11, so nominate them now. 

Campus and Community Announcements 
Illinois Hunter Recruitment Program
The Illinois Hunter Recruitment Program is holding a workshop at Allerton Park this fall to teach students how to hunt deer, turkey and other game. This FREE 2-day event is a great way to learn how to attain your own natural meat, while getting exercise and sharing time with friends in the outdoors! Registration is required and can be completed on the program website:

SORF Application and Allocation Schedule for Fall 2015
Application Due: Thursday, August 24 @ 12PM 
Allocation Meeting: Thursday, September 7 @ 5:00PM 
Location:  Illini Union room 405
Event/Activity Dates: September 14, 2017 - May 3, 2018

Application Due: Thursday, September 14 @ noon
Allocation Meeting: Thursday, September 28 @ 5:00PM
Location:  Illini Union room 405
Event Dates: October 5, 2017-May 3, 2018

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 10:00am
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:  Home Away From Home:  Building A Community at College  
Date:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 
SDRP Room 2025C

Community Service & Volunteer Fair
Date: September 19, 2018
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Location: Illini Union Rooms ABC
Explore volunteering and service opportunities available on-campus and around the Champaign-Urbana community.

Tutors and Volunteers Needed!
Are you a college student looking to gain volunteer hours or a citizen looking for fun and interesting ways to positively interact and affect middle school children's lives? If so, Franklin Middle School needs your help and would love to have you as part of our "Franklin Family". We are currently looking for volunteers in all subject areas, including some after-school clubs and organizations (e.g. Spanish Homework Club, Science Olympiad, READY Program). The school day is from 8-2:50, and we appreciate volunteers who are able to stay long term, as this helps with building stronger relationships with our students and teachers. Please feel free to contact Kathy Thomas-Stagg, the volunteer coordinator for Franklin, at thomaska@u4sd.orgor call at 217.351.3819. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mark Your Calendars!


August 27:  Quad Day

August 28:  First Day of Class

September 6:  Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Begins

September 12:  New Chapter President Orientation