August 30th, 2012
The Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life aims to educate and support our students in National Pan-Hellenic Council affiliated chapters as they shape organizations promoting principles of scholarship, leadership, service, diversity, and honor.
We understand that there may exist an assembled group that claims to represent an “independent fraternity” at the University. This group, labeled “Omega Psi Phi” (the “Ques” or “Omegas”) is not a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council nor does it operate within the structure established through a Fraternal Organization Agreement with the University.
In May 2012, the University of Virginia terminated the Fraternal Organization Agreement with the then-existing Lambda Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi as a result of what the University believed in good faith to be numerous risk management violations that placed the health, well-being, and safety of University students in jeopardy.
The Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life seeks to partner with inter/national organizations that will offer undergraduate students a values-based fraternal experience. These partnerships allow for a successful fraternal experience and are complemented by periodic headquarters staff visits and guidance, positive involvement by involved alumni, adequate insurance coverage, and superior risk management.
We encourage any individual(s) considering membership in Omega Psi Phi to carefully consider this information when making a decision about joining a fraternity.
August 28th, 2012
This Friday, August 31st from 3-5pm is the House Managers Meeting. It will be in the Commonwealth Room on the third floor of Newcomb Hall. All Managers are expected to attend in order to receive some important information regarding inspections and to get the updated House Manager Guide. If you have any questions feel free to call us at x4-7430 or email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
August 27th, 2012
The Inter-Fraternity Council and the Inter-Sorority Council will host informal recruitment for second-year, third-year and transfer students this fall.
Inter-Fraternity Council Recruitment: September 14 – September 22
Inter-Sorority Council Recruitment: September 23 – October 14
August 22nd, 2012
Welcome Back! As you return to Grounds, the Fraternity & Sorority Life team is excited to welcome you back to UVA! Please note that during the week of August 20 and August 27, the Fraternity & Sorority Life team will be located in Newcomb, Room 466. Please come stop by if you are in need of any assistance. On September 3, the FSL team will be in a new office space – Newcomb 171.
August 20th, 2012
In response to VDOT posting an 8-ton limit on the McCormick Road bridge over Emmet Street, UTS will be running modified routes during the 2012/2013 academic session. Specific impacts and tips for making transit connections can be found on a specialized web page created by Parking & Transportation (http://www.virginia.edu/parking/uts/transit).
Please note that some UTS routes are not impacted including the Green Route and Stadium Hospital Shuttle. Also, service will remain the same on the west end of McCormick Road (Alderman Road to the bridge). Only route service from the bridge to University Avenue will be relocated which includes Northline, Inner and Outer University Loops, Central Grounds Shuttle, Colonnade Shuttle, Hereford/IRC Shuttle.
Summary of the modifications:
- To shorten the walking distance to destinations on the south end of Central Grounds (ie, Clark, Kerchoff, Halsey, Maury, Minor, Bryan, Brown, Monroe, etc.), two new UTS stops have been created on McCormick Road at Thornton Hall and the Physics Building.
- UTS stops that were located at Monroe/Garrett and Library/Chapel have been eliminated. This portion of Grounds will be served by two stops along Emmet Street (UVA Bookstore and tennis courts) and a relocated bus stop on eastbound University Avenue.
- To shorten the walking distance for most routes to destinations on the north end of Central Grounds (ie, Alderman and Clemons libraries, Newcomb Hall, etc), the University Avenue stop at the tennis courts has been relocated to the University Avenue/Newcomb Road intersection. The Outer University Loop coming from Rugby Road toward Central Grounds will continue to use the regular westbound University Avenue bus stop located near the Culbreth Road intersection.
- A new stop has been added on Culbreth Road near the parking garage creating a transit link to the Arts Grounds.
- Charlottesville Area Transit’s Free Trolley route will not travel on McCormick Road during the 2012/2013 academic session. Passengers can catch the Trolley on Alderman Road and eastbound University Avenue.
The specifics can be found at the web site (http://www.virginia.edu/parking/uts/transit).
The modified routes were created with the maximum amount of access and minimum amount of walking distance possible. If you are a regular UTS or Free Trolley rider, please review the web site. If you still have questions, give us a call or email at 924-7711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.