Friday, November 13, 2015

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs  
Attention Chapter Presidents: 
If you have not scheduled your semester meeting with your chapter advisor from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, please contact Michelle: to schedule your meeting.

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.

Save the Date: January 30, 2016
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
Ronald Lewis, ΑΦΑ,  President
Immanuel Campbell, ΑΦΑ , Vice President 
Ariel Greek, ΖΦΒ, Secretary

Congratulations to the new Interfraternity Executive Board!
Liam McHugh, ΣΧ, President
Alex Balkan, ΑΕΠ, Executive Vice President
Alexander Fagan, ΠΚΦ, Vice President Standards
Jacob Aleknavicius, ΣΧ, Vice President Risk Management 
Ben Abraham, ΑΚΛ, Vice President Membership Development
Mike O’Neill, ΦΚΨ, Vice President Recruitment
Tim Doll, ΔΤΔ, Vice President Service
Logan A. Bush, ΣΝ, Vice President Communications
Brendan Weibel, ΣΦΕ, Vice President Scholarship

Congratulations to the new Panhellenic Executive Board!
Samantha Rothman, ΚΔ President
Manon Misheck, ΑΞΔ, Vice President Operations
Jayne Chorpash, ΑΕΦ, Vice President of Standards
Georgia Horn, ΚΚΓ, Vice President Recruitment
Melissa Rizai ΑΓΔ, Vice President Risk Management
Bailey Burns, ΑΔΠ, Vice President Programming
Elaine Eggert, ΑΞΔ, Vice President Public Relations
Amanda Fagenson, ΓΦΒ, Vice President Development
Francesca Fridman ΑΟΠ, Vice President Service
Rachel Janovsky, ΦΣΣ, Vice President Scholarship

Congratulations to the new United Greek Council Board
Peter Marquez, ΣΛΒ, President
Sergio Arroyo, ΛΘΦ, Executive Vice President
Uzo Okeke Ewo, ΣΙΑ, Vice President for Administration & Finance
Nancy Pérez-Flores, ΑΨΛ, Vice President for Communication
Reema Patel, ΔΦΩ, Vice President for Standards 
Andy Morales, ΣΛΒ, Director of Cultural Development 
Megan Chu, ΣΨΖ, Director of Marketing 
Eisha Vora, ΔΚΔ, Director of Recruitment & Organization Intake 
Stephanie Medina, ΑΠΣ, Director of Scholarship 
Kisha Patel ΔΚΔ, Director of Service

Campus and Community Announcements   
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:  
Searching for Certainty in an Uncertain World
Date:  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 
Time: 7:00pm    
Location: 209 Illini Union

Certified Housing Reciprocal Agreement Information For Students
Due: November 15, 2015
To apply for contract release under the Reciprocal Agreement the (Student A) must: 1. Print the reciprocal application using Adobe PDF (2 pages) from and follow the instructions. 2. (Student A) applying for release complete section A. Sections B & C must be completed by either: 1) the Certified Housing Manager 2) Greek Chapter President or 3) Housing Information Office. These qualified representatives must attach the required documentation that supports the reason the student (Student B) is leaving the certified unit. The student (Student B) in cooperation with the chapter president or manager of the certified unit helps to complete sections B and C and provides required documentation. 3. The student applying for release under reciprocal (Student A) must then return their completed application and required documentation in person no later than Sunday, November 15th to: Housing Information Office at 100 Clark Hall, 1203 S. Fourth St., Champaign, IL. If the student turns in her/his reciprocal application and required documentation by the November 15 deadline, s/he will receive an email from Housing Information Office notifying her/him of the status of the application. Depending on where s/he currently lives the student needs to do the following: a) Students approved for release who currently live in the University Residence Halls need to do nothing further; the Housing Information Office will cancel their URH contract. If an approved student changes their mind and decides she/he does not want to cancel her/his contract, she/he must contact the Housing Information Office prior to Friday, November 27, 2015. Students are responsible for checking out with the area office at the end of the semester. b) Students approved for release who currently live in a private-certified residence hall or Greek Unit must contact their Hall Manager or Chapter President upon approval of this agreement to notify them of the contract cancellation for Spring 2016 by Friday, November 27, 2015. Please call the Housing Information Office at 333-1420 or email should you have any questions concerning the process. NOTE: There are no extenuating circumstances. It is the responsibility of the student applying to have all required documentation complete and on file by *November 15, 2015 at 100 Clark Hall for consideration.

*If this date falls on a weekend the due date is the prior Friday during office hours.  Incomplete applications will be denied. 

Apply to Become A Social Justice Educator!  Social Justice Education Paraprofessional Program  
Are you interested in serving as a peer leader on campus and in organizations? Do you want to learn how to create fun and engaging educational opportunities for your peers?

Apply Today to Serve as a Facilitator:
We are currently accepting applications for university students who want to facilitate workshops with DiversityEd. The position counts towards course credit hours and interviews will be held until December. Complete an online application at:

About SJEP:
The Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program provides students the ability to develop interpersonal facilitation skills while deepening their understanding of diversity and social justice issues. Through training courses, students will learn how to develop interactive learning programs in the form of workshops.

Contact Info: Questions?
Email us at

Volunteer Opportunities  
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!

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Backpack Project  
The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Champaign is sponsoring its 6th annual Holiday Backpack Project.  We are looking for individuals to donate backpacks or items to be placed in the backpacks.  Some suggested items are:  packages of underwear, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, hand warmers, sweatshirts, thermal underwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand lotion, shaving cream and razors, decks of cards, snack foods, cough drops, and candy (all new…these are holiday gifts)  We can really use sizes, L, XL, or XXL.  Please label the bags i.e., Man L or Woman XL. 

Drop off is December 7-16 at Daily Bread, 124 White Street, Champaign from 9am-1-pm or 713 S. Elm Blvd, Champaign.  If you have questions, contact Pam at 359-3245 or

Illini Mentor Program  
Come be a mentor for an elementary aged kid! Illini Mentor Program is a registered student organization of the University of Illinois dedicated to fostering meaningful and consistent mentoring relationships between University students and children in the local community with the goal of supporting learning, growth, skill-building, and interracial and cultural understanding. Explore your strengths and build leadership skills by taking an active role in promoting positive youth development. Mentors can pick their days from Tuesday 3-5pm or Wednesday 3-5pm or Saturday 10-12pm and work at either Dr. Williams Elementary School or Don Moyers Boys and Girls Club. Questions can be directed to the president of IMP, Neha Agarwal- President at

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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