Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Fall Semester Certified Housing Workshop  
Mark Your Calendars! Attendance at this meeting is required as a part of your organization’s certification. You will be receiving your City inspection date, inspection fee invoice, Greek Housing Meeting schedule and Reciprocal Paperwork. All of these forms are vital if you wish to remain certified by the University. There are deadlines associated with each document so it is important that the information is shared with the right person from your organization immediately following the meeting. Again, attendance is mandatory so plan for someone to attend, ideally your House Manager or Chapter President.

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: SDRP room 2025 AB, 301 E. Gregory Drive  
*Parking at meters*

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 Sarah Layne, F.R.E.S.H. Greeks Coordinator at

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 2, 2015
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Noyes 161

University of Illinois 2015 Homecoming Court Information!
Applications for the 2015 Homecoming Court are now available at 2015 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 2015 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 Friday, September 4, so nominate them now. 


Campus and Community Announcements  
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:  Absence Makes the Heart Grow Stronger: Maintaining Your Love When the Distance is Longer
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 
209 Illini Union

Register for the LENS Diversity Certificate  
The LENS (Learn, Envision, Navigate, Synthesize) Diversity Certificate Program is a two-semester program that encourages students to view and explore diversity, social justice, and intercultural relations to develop skills for functioning in a diverse and global society. Get a certificate for taking classes, developing projects with a team of your peers, and attending events focused on expanding your social justice lens! To learn more about the program or register, visit the website at for the 2015-2016 LENS Cohort are due by Wednesday, September 2nd.  

Interfaith Internship Program
Are you interested in interfaith conversations?  What about working with students from other faiths? The interfaith internship will bring together students from different faith or non-faith background to lead conversations throughout the school year based on topics that are related to interfaith. Each intern will receive course credit for independent study and will work closely with Interfaith In Action student group.  To apply, click here.  Applications due September 2nd. Questions? Contact Ross Wantland at  

Office of Volunteer Programs


SORF Application and Allocation Schedule for Fall 2015
Application Due: Thursday, August 27 @ 12PM
Allocation Meeting: Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00PM
Event/Activity Dates: September 17, 2015 - May 4, 2016

Application Due: Thursday, September 17 @ noon
Allocation Meeting: Thursday, October 1 @ 5:00Pm
Event Dates: October 8, 2015-May 4, 2016


Volunteer Opportunities  
Champaign County Nursing Home  
Champaign County Nursing Home needs help in weeding and cleaning windows for new unit opening soon. All supplies will be provided. Anyone interested and has a group that would be able to come out, please contact Ellen Schweitzer, Volunteer Coordinator at 217-693-5016 or at

Walk MS 2015
Volunteers and participants needed for Walk MS 2015. Any additional information about Walk MS Urbana 2015 can be found here on the website
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Time: Registration begins at noon, walk begins at 1:00pm
Location: Meadowbrook Park, E. Windsor Rd. & S. Vine St., Urbana, IL
*Those who are interested in volunteering must register online by visiting the link posted above and by then clicking on “Volunteer.”

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign