Greek News

Register for IFC Recruitment

November 28th, 2012

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) recruitment will occur from January 17 – February 2, 2013. To participate in the recruitment process, interested men must register using the link below:

http://virginiaifc.com/registration/

Career Conference Hosted by UCS

November 14th, 2012

Career Conference 2013
Brought to you by University Career Services

January 18
2 to 5pm
Bryant Hall

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Years

Featuring keynote speaker Daniel Seddiqui

Author of the popular book 50 Jobs in 50 States

Mr. Seddiqui has inspired students around the country to seek out new experiences, face challenges head-on, and to learn to adapt to new environments.  We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our students, to inspire them to take risks to find out how to explore careers both during and after college.

Phi Beta Sigma in the News!

November 13th, 2012

Congratulations go out to Phi Beta Sigma for their moment in the spotlight for helping the homeless here in Charlottesville. Please click the link below to read the article about their good work. We are so proud of our Greek members and could not be more thrilled they are getting the recognition they deserve in the community!

http://www.nbc29.com/story/20070507/uva-students-raise-awareness-about-homelessness

Welcome to the New Multicultural Greek Council Executive Board

November 12th, 2012

Congratulations goes out to the following students for their new positions on the Multicultural Greek Council Executive Board!

President: Mo Lu – Lambda Phi Epsilon

Vice President: Hajar Ahmed – Theta Nu Xi

Treasurer: Allen Au – Lambda Phi Epsilon

Parliamentarian: Yunzhe Zhou – Sigma Psi Zeta

Secretary: Michelle Wu – Sigma Psi Zeta

External Greek Liaison: Hao Qiu – Lambda Phi Epsilon

Internal Greek Liaison: Alex Tran- Lambda Phi Epsilon

Alpha Phi Alpha in the News!

November 8th, 2012

Alpha Phi Alpha was in the news yesterday for their election watch party, hosted in the Newcomb Hall Theater. Congratulations on a great event and well-deserved recognition!

Read about it here: http://www.nbc29.com/story/20025357/uva-students-come-together-for-election-night-watch-party.

2012 Mid-Year Report

November 6th, 2012

The Mid-Year Report is an assessment of current goals, efforts, successes and areas of growth for your chapter.
For those chapters who transition in the spring, this is a great way to help the new leadership have a better handle on the logistics of the FOA, and allow Fraternity & Sorority Life to best support your chapter.

As part of the FOA, chapters are responsible for completing a Mid-Year report. The report is best completed by the current and incoming chapter presidents. Additionally, the information provided in this report will be used by the Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life to recognize and celebrate the achievements of fraternities and sororities in the Fall semester 2012. Moreover, the information provided will prove critical in shaping future programs, initiatives and services.

Chapters are asked to complete all sections of this report no later than Friday, December 7th.

Click HERE to access a PDF version of the survey so you can review the questions and prepare your answers before beginning the survey (strongly recommended).

Click HERE to go directly to the survey.

If you have any questions regarding the Mid-Year Report or other FOA-related issues, please call the FSL office at 434-924-7430 or email Emily Richonne at err5u@virginia.edu.

Hoo-lites!

November 5th, 2012

Kappa Alpha Theta won a Bronze Kite award at Theta Convention this past summer, and we are very proud of them as it is only one of 5 awards to be given out at Convention. They also held their annual Parents’ Formal this past Friday, October 19th at Ashlawn, which was an incredibly successful and fun event!

On Wednesday, October 10th, Kappa Delta successfully hosted their 9th Annual Corner Crawl to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA). Sixteen restaurants on the historic U.Va. Corner participated, each donating a portion of the evening’s profits to PCAA. Over 1200 guests, including U.Va. students, families, and members of the Charlottesville community, joined us to support the cause by simply eating at one of the participating restaurants. For the first time ever, Kappa Delta’s Corner Crawl was hosted in the fall in partnership with Virginia Homecomings 2012. We would like to thank all who came out to support us in our efforts to raise money and awareness for Prevent Child Abuse America!

FIJI is at it again! 30 plus members of the FIJI fraternity gathered at 203 Ridge St, Charlottesville Fire Headquarters, to assist A-Shift personnel with a work day last Saturday.  This is the second year that the brothers of FIJI have offered their services to assist with a work day. The FIJI crew and A-Shift personnel painted the walls of the apparatus bay, the sitting bench, the rear stairwell, and the protective bollards on the bay doors. Everyone had a great time. “It is my hope that this tradition will continue (and grow), not just because of the work that gets done, but rather the interaction between the members and the Charlottesville Fire Department.” – W.A. Hogsten,  CFI Operations Battalion Chief

Here is the link to the news clip: http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/UVa-Fraternity-Helps-Cville-Fire-House–177119991.html

Want your chapter to be recognized in the December edition of the Greek News? Be sure to forward a short description of you event, program, or recognition to Emily Richonne (err5u@virginia.edu).

For information about advertising, funding, space reservations, and other helpful event-related tips, click here to learn about available resources.  In addition, please note that if your chapter is posting flyers or “chalking” for an event, you review the Exterior Posting and Chalking guidelines set by the University.

The Inter-Sorority Council prepares for Spring 2013 Formal Recruitment

November 5th, 2012

Recruitment for the Inter-Sorority Council may be over two months away but the ISC is prepared and ready for what is sure to be an amazing recruitment! Under the exemplary leadership of the Executive Board and Core Recruitment team, the ISC has hosted two successful Go Greek Nights where council and chapter members showcased the benefits of sorority life while highlighting the values intrinsic to the community.

If you or another student is interested in ISC Recruitment make sure that you attend the final Go Greek Night on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00pm in the Newcomb Ballroom.  More information is available here. Also, make sure you register for ISC Formal Recruitment before the final deadline, November 20th! Registration is available here!

Multicultural Greek Council Prepares for Rush and New Member Intake

November 5th, 2012

The Multicultural Greek Council, comprised of eight Asian-, Hispanic-, and Multicultural-based fraternities and sororities, is excited to begin the intake process for students interested in joining their chapters. Each chapter has their own interest meetings and events so much sure you check back on the FSL website for upcoming dates and times of events.  This is an exciting time for our MGC organizations and we encourage all interested individuals to learn more about our community. For more information on MGC chapters, visit the MGC webpage here.

American Indian Heritage Month

November 5th, 2012

The following events are presented by the American Indian Student Union:

  • November 5th- Vigils: Afterimages of Violence Against Native American Women. Speaker Claire Raymond. 7:00 – 8:00 PM, location TBA (this event was postponed due to the hurricane.) Put on by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
  • November 8th- AISU at Kluge-Ruhe. Come check out some cool aboriginal art with us! There will be free food and drinks. Meet at the UVA Chapel at 5:20 for a free bus ride to the museum. We will return at 7.
  • November 14th- Film Screening: The Only Good Indian. A Sundance film festival selection. Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian “training” school to assimilate into White society.” 7pm, Newcomb Theater
  • November 19th- Anti-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Potluck. Feel free to bring a dish and share some free food! We will discuss Thanksgiving from a Native’s perspective. 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Minor 125. Come and go as you please!

December 1st- 2nd Annual American Indian Fair. Crafts, seminars, independent films, workshops, traditional dress, and fry bread! This promises to be a really cool event. 12:00 – 6:00 PM at Random Row Books on the way to the downtown mall.