Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Close Up Your House for Spring Break!
If you have a chapter house, please take the necessary precautions to close it up properly for Spring Break. The campus will be pretty empty and this is a prime time for crime! Do what you can to ensure your facility is secure and deter unwanted activity
New Roster Deadlines For Spring
The new deadline to update your chapter roster is May 1st. This deadline is to make any last minute changes to the roster due to a change in someone's membership status. We are able to extend this final deadline because grade release cards are now due March 1st for processing.
Attention Chapter Presidents:
If you have not scheduled your semester meeting with your chapter advisor from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, please contact Michelle: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your meeting
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 email@example.com
Save the Date! Fire Factor: April 23, 2016
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 Fall 2015 Academy, then you must participate in the Spring 2016 Academy to earn IGI points.
Time to begin thinking about re-registering your organization. Please note that EVERYONE will need to re-register their RSO beginning April 1st and ending by NOON on September 30th no matter when you registered your org. This means that if you want to continue to conduct business on University property and be recognized through the Office of Registered Organizations then you will need to register your RSO. Don’t get left out!
While we are discussing registration, please be aware that QUAD DAY registration begins on the same day! APRIL 1st. Keep in mind that you will NOT have to be registered for the 2016-2017 year prior to registering for Quad Day. The end date is August 9th, but please note that spaces may fill up before the close date of August 9th
Campus and Community Announcements
The Counseling Center Paraprofessionals Tuesday @ 7pm Workshop Series Presents:
Blazing New Paths: Tips for First Generation College Students
Date: Tuesday, March 29
Location: 209 Illini Union
SORF Spring 4 Application Deadline
The SORF Board allocates funding to Registered Student Organizations (RSO)’s 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, March 17 by Noon
Allocation Meeting: Thursday, March 31 at 5pm in Illini Union 405
Event/Activity Dates: April 7, 2016 – September 14, 2016
Information about application procedures can be found at go.illinois.edu/SORFonline.
Intersect | April 2, 2016 The Intersect Leadership program is designed to help students focus on interpersonal communication and team building. Students who participate will learn their preferred listening style through completion of a personal assessment, and work with fellow students to accomplish team challenge goals.
The Counseling Center Workshops The Counseling Center at UI has been hard at work creating workshops just for sororities and fraternities! If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, or simply learning more, please fill out a request form here: http://goo.gl/forms/BTCJmuucbx
This is an interactive outreach event where small and large group discussions are co-led by one trained fraternity member and one trained Counseling Center Paraprofessional (CCP). Discussions will focus on exploring what masculinity means to that specific fraternity and the men involved by focusing on the core values unique to that fraternity and how these ideas of masculinity are put into action.
S.O.S. - Supporting our Sisters
This outreach focuses on equipping the sorority sisters with tools, skills, and resources to better support a sister that might be a survivor of sexual assault or dating violence. We will also work to identify and break down victim blaming and learn bystander intervention skills to make the sorority a safer place for survivors.
We also have other general workshops (ex. Consent, Mental Health 101, Healthy Dating, etc.) and are always up for creating unique, specialized workshops to fit the needs or interest of any sorority or fraternity! Please feel free to contact Jordan Magold, the Trauma Graduate Assistant at the Counseling Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Community and Campus Day of Service
Date: April 9, 2016
Volunteer at the 4th Annual Community & Campus Day of Service. Sign up individually or with a team to help package 149,000 meals for Eastern Illinois Food Bank. For more information go to: http://dayofservice.cuvolunteer.org/.
National Volunteer Week
Celebrate volunteerism by getting involved in this year’s National Volunteer Week. There are many volunteer opportunities available on and off-campus throughout the week.
Date: Sunday, April 10 – Saturday, April 16
The 9th Annual Austin's Day will be held April 16. Austin's Day was established in memory of Champaign native Austin Cloyd who was killed in the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. A devoted community servant, Austin volunteered her time throughout Champaign and the country to help others in need. Volunteers will be assigned in three hour shifts to one of 15 community projects including Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Nursery and Champaign County Humane Society. Register you or your group at http://www.austinsday.com/