Greek News

Hurricane Sandy’s Continued Impact

October 29th, 2012

Important updates about Hurricane Sandy’s continued impact on the University community is available at www.virginia.edu.  Classes on Tuesday, October 30 are cancelled. Click here for updated information.

Hurricane Sandy: Fraternity/Sorority Update

October 29th, 2012

As we prepare for Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to provide a few updates and reminders that are specific to fraternities and sororities. Please see below and share this information with chapter members:

Emergency Information Posted on UVA Homepage. Please note that emergency information, including details on any closings, will be posted at http://www.virginia.edu.  This is your best, most accurate source for University-related messages as it pertains to the weather in our area.

House Corporation/Management Information. If you have not done so already, please record the contact information for your house corporation president and/or management company. In the event that your chapter facility sustains damage, please be in good contact with these representatives.

Contact FSL to Report Facility Damages or Issues. Our staff is available to help and assist as best we can. If there are major facility or safety issues (ie – a tree falls on the house), please do not hesitate to contact us as we can work with you to identify appropriate next steps such as alternate housing.  (In cases such as a power outage, it will be best to report an outage to the electric company and house corporation.)

Important Numbers:

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Non-Emergency (U.Va. PD): 434-924-7166
  • U.Va. Inclement Weather Line: 434-924-SNOW (7669) | 434-243-SNOW (7669)
  • Dominion Power (to report down power lines or outages): 1-866-366-4357

Student safety remains our highest priority during this storm. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your chapter.

Greek Endowed Scholarship

October 18th, 2012

The Greek Endowed Scholarship is now available to all members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community.  Please click here: 2012 Greek Endowed Scholarship to complete your application.  All applications should be submitted electronically to uvagreekscholarship@gmail.com by 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 7th.  Please contact Charlotte Fraser, cef6ft@virginia.edu, with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!

FOA Opportunities

October 16th, 2012

Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc presents:

Speaker Series: Part 1 – Chong Kim: “Not for Sale”
Monday, November 5th, 7PM-8PM Gibson 211
A lecture featuring Chong Kim about her personal experiences with child exploitation and sex trafficking. Chong Kim is an Asian-American survivor of human trafficking and child sex exploitation. Now, she actively spends her time reaching out to the public to educate them about Human Rights issues and child sex trafficking.

Contact yz5na@virginia.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/495412420478069 for more information.
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Speaker Series: Part 2 - Claire Raymond: ”Vigils: Afterimages of Violence Against Native Women”
Monday, October 29th
7PM-8PM @ Minor 125
Claire Raymond will address the works of art created to memorialize women who were killed by gender based violence. Ms. Raymond is a professor from Studies in Women and Gender at UVA.

Contact yz5na@virginia.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/163194170471160/ for more information.

11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Concert

October 16th, 2012

alpha Kappa Delta Phi at UVA presents:
11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Concert
featuring The ArchiTEKS from America’s Best Dance Crew

WHEN and WHERE?
Friday, Oct 19, 6:30pm @ UVA Chapel
Dance workshop with The ArchiTEKS at 8:30-10:30pm @ O’Hill Forum

PRICE?
$15 for Concert, $15 for Workshop
Discounted Combo Ticket $25 for both Concert and Workshop

A great show with a good cause:
Every year in October, alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority Inc. supports and publicizes this National Breast Cancer Awareness Month heavily through tabling on-grounds as well as hosting the annual Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Benefit Concert. This concert is not only a way to get hundreds of people together for a great performance, but also to relay important information and statistics about breast cancer and to educate the University and our community what everyone can do to help promote early detection and find the cure. All proceeds from tabling on-grounds as well as from the concert go toward our donation to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

The ArchiTEKS: featured on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew
Architect – Creator of foundation
T.E.K.S. – Through Experience, Knowledge, and Skill
Appeared on America’s Best Dance Crew, this professional hip hop team from Houston, Texas is a group of young dancers who are passionate about dancing, teaching and performing. They have competed at Hip Hop Internationals 2010 and World of Dance Dallas 2010 and this is their first time coming to UVA to perform!
Performing members: Brian Fucanan, Mark Fucanan, Pat Lam, Alan Truong, Ailyn Isidro, Devante Thomas
http://www.youtube.com/thearchiteks

Come join us for an excellent show and a fun night for a great cause!

Substance Abuse Awareness Week

October 16th, 2012

Come and take part in Substance Abuse Awareness Week!

Monday Nov. 5: 4th year breakfast with Vice President Pat Lampkin in Pavilion V

Wednesday Nov. 7: Susan Grossman Speaker. The speech is called Let’s Talk About “It” and focuses on alcohol and sexual assault.

Thursday Nov. 8: Hoos in Recovery Panel 7-9 PM in Minor 125

Saturday Nov 10: 4th year 5k

Flu Clinic October 17th

October 15th, 2012

FSL Office in 428 during Reading Days

October 5th, 2012

Monday and Tuesday of Reading Days, the 8th and 9th of October, OFSL will not be available in 171 while the first floor in Newcomb is closed. Someone will be in room 428 in Newcomb should you need assistance over Reading Days.

Hoo-Lites!

October 1st, 2012

Congratulations to the following fraternities and sororities for their awards and accomplishments this past summer!

At their national convention in Houston, Texas a Lambda Phi Epsilon member was recognized for winning the Academic Excellence scholarship. Congratulations go out to Michael Kim for his exemplary work. The scholarship is given out to recognize brothers who demonstrate the highest standards of academic achievement and serve as a helping hand for others.

Alpha Phi won the “Excellence in Sisterhood” award at their National Convention this summer, selected from over 150 chapters! Sisterhood is one of Alpha Phi’s six foundational ideals. The “Excellence in Sisterhood” award is given to the Alpha Phi chapter that best promotes a genuine sense of friendship and unity among its members. This chapter is engaged in a wide array of campus activities, plans successful programming events for its members, and is exceptional at transitioning all new members into the Alpha Phi sisterhood.

Chi Omega received the “Award of Achievement” at their National Convention in Phoenix this summer. The Award of Achievement is awarded to Chi Omega chapters who excel when evaluated against the following standards: scholarship, membership, initiation, administrative, community service/campus activities, and highest standards of personnel/hospitality.

Gamma Phi Beta also won an award at their summer convention. They won the “Most Improved Public Relations 2012” award. Congratulations!

Order of Omega

October 1st, 2012

Order of Omega is excited to read your applications for membership! Applications are still being accepted and are due October 5. All 3rd and 4th years that excel in academics, leadership, and service to the Greek Community are encouraged to apply.  Email Molly Hamill, Membership Chair, for the application form at mah7dv@virginia.edu.