Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs 
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

Greek Oscars  
Greek Oscars applications are now live and are due by November 8th at 11:59pm! This is a great opportunity to have your chapter and its members recognized for their accomplishments over the past year! Please refer to the packet provided to your chapter officers for more information on the various award categories accepting applications!

Order of Omega 
Order of Omega honor society is now accepting applications for membership! Fraternity and Sorority students of Junior and Senior standing with a minimum of a 3.27 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply. Please visit for more information, and send an email to with questions or to request an application!

Grade Release Cards and Roster Deadline
Please update your chapter roster online. Please add any new members that have joined your chapter this semester. Following is the link: Please go to Update Chapter Roster Online under Membership Information. Questions? please contact Michelle Hart:
*Final Roster Updates & Grade release cards are due November 15, 2015 by 5:00pm.

We would like to congratulate the following individuals for being elected to the Homecoming Court: 
Kendall Herren:  4-H
Michael Fassler:  Alpha Gamma Rho
Bridget O’Brien:  Alpha Omicron Pi
Krishna Somayajula:  Beta Theta Pi
Nia Green:  Delta Sigma Theta
Oluseun Arowolaju:  Omega Psi Phi
Matthew Hill: Phi Sigma Kappa

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

Greek Sweep
This year Greeks Support Homecoming is organizing a Greek Sweep for all Four Councils on Sunday, October 18th at 11 AM to kick off homecoming. If two groups would like to pair up together we ask that they both indicate that when registering. The expected members question should just be members of your own chapter regardless of whether or not you are paired up and we will try to have people clean areas by their chapter house. If you have any questions contact your council's VP of Service and the sign up is below. 

Greeks Support Homecoming BBQ and Showcase
October 21st.
This is one of our most popular events for Homecoming week. All members and non-fraternity members are invited to this event. As always, there will be FREE food, prizes, live music, and entertainment. There will also be the annual Bags tournament! Please encourage your members to come and stay for awhile, it will be an amazing event this year! Members should wear the Greeks Support Homecoming t-shirts to the BBQ to show off their Greek Pride and support for Homecoming!
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Washington Park (Frat 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 23
Time: 6pm
Place: Throughout the campus area (Exact route: 

Contact with question.

Greeks Support Homecoming Window Decoration Content 
Want to show off the pride your chapter has for the University of Illinois?  Sign up for the Window Decorating Contest.  This competition will be open to all RSO's.  You will be given a window pane or store front or a participating vendor in Campus Town area.  

All window paint will be supplied and you will be asked to decorate and CLEAN UP. Clean up must occur on Sunday, October 25th before 2pm.  Organizations who fail to clean up their allocated window will be ineligible to participate in the future.

Register NOW

Chapter House Banner Contest  
All chapters with certified chapter facilities are invited to participate in this competition and show us your Illinois Pride through your creative talents.  All chapters are encouraged to decorate a banner and have it displayed on the chapter house by October 21st.  Official entry is not complete until a photo of your banner is emailed to Katie Anderson at A chapter winner will be selected and announced at the Pep Rally.   

We are willing to provide a sheet to all chapters who might need one to encourage participation.  If you would like a sheet to participate please contact Katie Anderson directly at

Greek Council Officer Elections 
IFC Fraternity Members:
The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for 46 Interfraternity Council Presidents. All members of IFC fraternities that meet minimum requirements are invited to apply for a position on the 2016 IFC Executive Board. Please consider contributing to the campus community at Illinois through joining the 2016 IFC Executive Board.

The application is due on Sunday, October 18th, at midnight. For those who apply, slating decisions will be released on October 28th and elections occur on November 4th. Elections occur at the Nov. 4th voting session where presidents of all eligible IFC chapters may vote. Before submitting your application, please review the Application Form in total and make note of the requirements for eligibility as well as the listed calendar dates. Please also refer to the descriptions of position responsibilities as outlining in the IFC Bylaws and Constitutions found here.

Application Link:

For more information or questions, please contact your President or send IFC an email through

Run for Panhellenic Council Executive Board!  
For application information, please see The application for Panhellenic Council Executive Board will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 14th. Questions? Contact Katie Short, VP Standards, at

Apply for Panhellenic Recruitment Board and Gamma Chi's!  
For application information, please see The application for Recruitment Board and Gamma Chi will close on October 30. Questions? Contact Jessica Walke, VP Recruitment, at

United Greek Council Elections Application:!executive-board-application/ce0k

Please submit a printed copy all application materials to the succeeding United Greek Council Advisor, Alex Suñé in the Turner Student Services Building, Room 409, or an electronic copy of all application materials to the United Greek Council President, Moisés Gabriel Contreras, at  To be eligible for the position, the completed application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015.

  • Executive Board Applications Due  | Friday, October 16th by 5:00pm 
  • Applications Distributed for Review | Wednesday, October 21st 
  • Executive Board Elections  | Wednesday, October 28th 
  • Director Applications Available  | Sunday, October 18th  
  • Director Applications Due  | Friday, October 30th by 5:00pm 
  • Director Interviews  | Monday, November 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm


Greek Serve 2016: Winter Break Edition is here!
: January 6-8th 2016
Location: Wentworth Elementary School Chicago, IL

Participants will volunteer in a classroom assisting teachers and students with reading and other classwork! Students will also be able to participate in a FSA sponsored social outing! This 3-day service program is the perfect chance to give back to our community!

Campus and Community Announcements  
IUB All Member Meeting
The Illini Union Board is inviting all current and prospective members to the monthly All Member Meeting to discuss upcoming programs and learn how to get involved with IUB.
Date: Monday, October 12
Time: 5pm
Place: Colonial Room
Contact the Illini Union Board at for more information

The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:  
Good Grief: Experiencing Grief and Loss
Date:  Tuesday, October 13, 2015 
Time: 7:00pm    
Location: 209 Illini Union

Illini Union Board Applications:  
The Illini Union Board (IUB) was given the responsibility of all-campus programming by the Board of Trustees in 1942.  Since that time, the IUB has changed in structure and personality, but its purpose has remained the same:  to advise the Director of the Illini Union on building policy and to provide and direct cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs of an all-campus nature for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

Students, are you interested in serving as a leader on the Illini Union Board?  If so, the Director Applications are available at the following link

Illini Union Board Homecoming Lunch on the Quad
Come celebrate the beginning of Homecoming Week with IUB! Free lunch from Einstein’s Bros Bagels will be available while supplies last, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 11:30am
Place: Illini Union Anniversary Plaza (outside on the Quad side of the Illini Union)
Price: Free (limit of one lunch per person)
Contact the Illini Union Board at for more information

University of Illinois Homecoming Pep Rally 
Immediately following the Homecoming Parade, head over the University Quad to celebrate the University of Illinois with friends, alumni, and community members. The celebration will include the Marching Illini and introductions of the Homecoming Court, Alumni Award Winners and Special Guests.
Date: Friday, October 23
Time: 7-8pm
Place: University Quad
: Free.

Contact Student Alumni Ambassadors for more information.

Registered Student Organization Workshop: Mediation Workshop 
Join staff and special guest Danielle Morrison and Casey Thiel with the Student Conflict Resolution Office, as they discuss best practices for working with and addressing conflict within your student organization. 
Date: Tuesday, October 20 
Time: 1pm 
Place: Illini Union, Room 209 
Price: FREE

 Contact the Illini Union Registered Organizations Office at to pre-register or for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities  
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

Twice is Nice 
Want to make a different for people in Champaign-Urbana who must meet daily needs on meager incomes and yet want to maintain the dignity that comes from paying their own way? Gather up a few friends and join a “Sorting Party” at the Twice is Nice thrift shop!

Each month, small teams of volunteers are needed at Twice is Nice to sort and display donated clothing. No experience is needed, but your student perspective helps us make sure we are meeting the needs of the community we serve.  Work times are tailored to your team’s schedule.

Located at 607 West Elm, right on the edge of the U of I campus, Twice is Nice offers quality used clothing, housewares, bed and bath linens, books, and other items at very affordable prices.  It is managed and staffed by volunteers.  Its income supports Champaign-Urbana agencies such as the Don Moyers Boys and Girls Club, the Smile Healthy Dental Clinic, and the Randolph Street Community Gardens.

For additional information or to sign up for a Sorting Party, contact Dixie Jackson at or Camille Caldwell at   You can make a real difference in your community!

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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