Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs 
Emerging LeadersEmerging Leaders
Hey, freshmen and sophomores! Thinking of running for your chapter’s executive board? Want to help lead your chapter in being the best it can be? If so, apply to Emerging Leaders, the Illinois Greek community's annual leadership conference! Participants will learn how to enhance their leadership skills and apply them to bettering both Greek-letter organizations and the greater university. Two members will be selected from each constituent chapter as participating representatives. Emerging Leaders will be held on Sunday, October 11. To apply, click here. Contact Alison Jonesi (PHC VP of Development) or Adam Smith (IFC Director of Membership Development) with any questions.

National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW)
September 22-25, 2015!
National Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity for our community to stand up against Hazing. Educating our members of the dangers of hazing and where to go for help can save a life. How can your chapter be involved? The following programs are an easy way for your chapter to promote the prevention of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week! For more information about the week check out

Fire Factor  
A cooperative effort of the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and Illinois Fire Service Institute. The Fire Factor Academy teaches life safety lessons that prepare you to be Safer on Campus, Safer for Life. It is an expectation of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs that if your organization has a Certified Housing Unit on campus, that at least one member participates in Fire Factor during the calendar year (Academies are offered once per year). Attention IFC Chapters, if your chapter did not participate in the Spring 2015 Academy, then you must participate in the Fall 2015 Academy to earn IGI points. 

Date: October 10, 2015
Time: 10:00AM
Location: Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Drive (MTD and special transportation information will be found in the registration information online).
To register please visit the following link:

**Please be sure to complete the online learning segment prior to attending.  This must be completed to receive credit.  

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

Fusion Stroll 2015
What is Fusion Stroll you might ask?  It’s a cross-chapter stroll competition co-sponsored by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, and La Casa Cultural Latina.  This event is an educational program aimed at providing members in fraternities and sororities who do not traditionally step, stroll or salute, the opportunity to learn about these historic aspects to cultural fraternal organizations.  Moreover, it’s a great opportunity to meet members from chapters thus strengthening the bonds of interfraternal relations.

To participate, your chapter does not need to have any experience in stepping, strolling or saluting.  All you’d need to do is register for the competition. 

This year’s Fusion Stroll competition will be held on Friday, October 16th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Lincoln Hall Theatre.  We hope you’ll join us at the informational meeting next Monday!

For more information, please contact Alex Suñé, Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at


Update Your Roster!
Please update your chapter roster online.  Following is the link: Please go to Update Chapter Roster Online under Membership Information. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Hart -

University of Illinois Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
The annual Homecoming 5K is back! With orange and blue all around, this event will kick off the 2015 University of Illinois Homecoming Week, so you definitely will not want to miss it. Come out to support your favorite school, and whether you come walking or running, make sure you come to have fun. Registration is up and running:
Date: Sunday, October 18 – (but registration closes October 10 at midnight)
Time: 9am
Place: University of Illinois Arboretum
Price: $20 for individuals; $60 for a team of 4

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
Parade Date: Friday, October 23
Time: 6pm
Place: Throughout the campus area (Exact route:

Contact with question.

Campus and Community Announcements  
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:  
Loneliness: A Universal Struggle 
Date:  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 
Time: 7:00pm    
Location: 209 Illini Union

Cans Across the Quad!
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Cans Across the Quad! Food Drive. 
Help Fight Hunger in East Central Illinois by bringing canned food items to donate during the Cans Across the Quad canned food drive! Show your group’s dedication to service by participating in the 2015 Cans Across the Quad on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 Grab a group of up to 20 peers to compete by donating the most food items. The group that donates the most cans will win CASH PRIZES! Bring your cans to the QUAD on Tuesday, September 29th between 12:00-2:30 pm. Urgently needed food items include canned meats, canned complete meals, canned fruits, boxed meals, and peanut butter and will count as 2 points. Each group must register by Sunday, September 20th in order to participate in the event by emailing with “CAQ group registration” as the subject line. Groups should drop off cans at Anniversary Plaza on the main Quad just South of the Illini Union, Tuesday, September 29th from 11:30-2:30pm.

The OVP also needs the help of volunteers from September 20th-29th to help us make Cans Across the Quad happen! For more information and to sign-up to volunteer, go to:

SORF Workshop: So You Got Funded? Now what?
After you have been approved for a SORF allocation, does your Registered Student Organization (RSO) know how to complete the paperwork? This hour-long workshop will walk you through the process! For more information, go to

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Time: 11am
Place: Illini Union 407
Price: Free 
Contact SORF at for more information

SORF Fall 3 Application Deadline
The SORF Board allocates funding to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) based on funding standards. Don’t miss an opportunity to receive funds for your RSO’s events/activities. Application must be submitted by the RSO Treasurer. Apply HERE.
Application Due: Thursday, October 8 by Noon
Allocation Meeting: Thursday, October 22 at 5pm in Illini Union 209
Event/Activity Dates: October 29, 2015 – May 4, 2016

Information about application procedures can be found at Contact SORF at for more information.

Registered Student Organization (RSO) Workshop: Developing Cultural Awareness
As part of the on-going Registered Organization Office’s “RSO Connection Workshops”, this workshop will focus on helping officers develop cultural awareness for your group’s membership and programming. Presented by Ross Wantland and Teryl Brewster from the Diversity Education and Social Justice Office of OIIR.
Date: Tuesday, September 29
Time: 1pm
Place: Illini Union, Room 314A
Price: Free
Contact the Illini Union Registered Organizations Office to register and/or for more information:

Volunteer Opportunities  
Volunteer Witnesses and Jurors Needed at College of Law 
Volunteers are needed for three hours the evening of Sept. 29 and/or Sept. 30 (Tues. or Wed.). Witnesses would get some basic training, a script and exposure to being on the witness stand. No knowledge required; it's all in the information. Witnesses are needed to testify on fingerprint, DNA, medical evidence and cause of death. 

Volunteers are needed to sit as jurors and hear opening statements from College of Law students enrolled in the Trial Advocacy Program from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 at the Champaign County Courthouse. Opening statements are from a homicide and a serious personal injury case.

Contact Julie Campbell, or 333-5842.

PVO Children's sale  
Prairieview-Ogden Parent Teacher Organization is seeking volunteers for their Children’s sale, a local community service event.  
Date: October 24
Time: 11:30-2:00pm

We’re looking for volunteers to help with clean-up of the sale.  
Just as it sounds, we clean up the school and reorganize our sale equipment.  Depending on the number of unsold items, our end time may be earlier than 2pm.

Some possible tasks include:

  • Sorting final sale tags into vendors’ envelopes
  • Organize vendor totes/boxes into logical order for packing
  • Sorting unsold items into vendor numbers & packing back into their totes/boxes
  • Taking down tables or sale racks & returning to bus garage
  • Returning table sizing signs to bus garage
  • Sweeping gym, stage and lobby area
  • Taking trash to school trash container
  • Loading unsold, donated items in pickup vehicle

To volunteer, contact Laura Ketchum at 217-772-5314 or by email

Orpheum Children's Science Museum
The Orpheum relies on its enthusiastic team of volunteers accomplish its mission. Volunteer opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the interests and skills of the volunteers and the needs of the museum. To learn more go to:

Fight Hunger by Volunteering with the Food Pantry  
The Wesley Pantry is training for new volunteers to assist with shifts related to food distribution: truck unloads, setups, cleanups, food distributions, etc. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 9:30-noon; Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 10:30-11:45a, 11:45-1p, 3:30-4:45p, and 4:45-6p; Every 3rd Thursday, 3:15-5:30p and 5:15-7:30p. Welsley Pantry is located on Campus while the Parkland location is on the CU-MDT Green line.

To volunteer: or for more information, contact


409 Turner Student Services Building
610 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-7062

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