STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ATHLETICS COMMITTEE
Friday, January 19, 2001
11:00 11:45 a.m.
Room, The Rotunda
Gordon F. Rainey, Jr., Chair Elsie Goodwyn Holland
Walter F. Walker, Vice Chair Stephen S. Phelan, Jr.
Charles M. Caravati, Jr., M.D. Benjamin P.A. Warthen
Charles L. Glazer John P. Ackerly, III, Ex Officio
I. REPORTS BY THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS (Mr. Harmon)
Vice Presidents Remarks
B. African-American Affairs Peer Advising Program (Mr. Harmon to introduce Mr. Frederick Godbolt and Ms. Jill Ford; Mr. Godbolt and Ms. Ford to report)
C. Fraternity Working Group Report (Mr. Harmon to introduce Ms. Penny Rue; Ms. Rue to report)
II. REPORT BY THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (Mr. Holland)
BOARD OF VISITORS AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY
AGENDA ITEM:I.A. Remarks by the Vice President for Student Affairs
DISCUSSION: The Vice President for Student Affairs will utilize this portion of the Student Affairs and Athletics Committee meeting to inform the Board of Visitors of recent events which do not require formal action, but of which they should be made aware.
AGENDA ITEM:I.B. African-American Peer Advising Program
ACTION REQUIRED: None
BACKGROUND: The Office of African-American Affairs Peer Advisor Program helps first-year and entering transfer students with their transition to University life. It provides personal and sensitive support (one of the critical factors contributing to college retention) while also encouraging academic excellence and extracurricular involvement. Each entering student is matched with an upper class Peer Advisor. The Peer Advisor meets with students individually throughout the school year and includes them in peer group activities. In addition, the Peer Advisor Program offers University-wide activities for the entire entering class, ranging from weekly study halls (PA Study Jams) to academic workshops (Strategies for Success), from orientation activities (Harambee) to academic recognition ceremonies (Harambee II).
Two students from the Peer Advisor Program will present an overview
of the program to the Board.
AGENDA ITEM:I.C. Fraternity Working Group Report
ACTION REQUIRED: None
BACKGROUND: The Fraternity Working Group was convened by the President in response to the resolution of the Board of Visitors that the administration work to strengthen the fraternity system. This group, consisting of students, alumni, and administrators and chaired by the Dean of Students, has pursued a number of initiatives to strengthen the system, including strengthening alumni involvement, investing in facilities, cooperating with National fraternity leadership, and changing behavioral expectations.
DISCUSSION: The report by the Dean of Students will consist of current actions and recommendations for future action to strengthen the fraternity system.
AGENDA ITEM:II.A. Athletic Directors Remarks
DISCUSSION: The Athletic Director will utilize this portion of the Student Affairs and Athletics Committee meeting to inform the Board of Visitors of recent events which do not require formal action, but of which they should be made aware.
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