Greek News

UCS – Career Conference Website Up

December 14th, 2012

The career conference website is now live and accepting registrations, take a look via the link below:

https://www.career.virginia.edu/students/events/career_conf.php

Applications for 2013-2014 Student Member of the Board of Visitors

December 6th, 2012

Applications are now available to apply to be the student member of the Board of Visitors.

Criteria for eligibility include:

  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A. 2.5 and full-time student status.
  • At the time of application, undergraduate students must be within one year of completing degree requirements (an undergraduate student can serve only during her or his final year of undergraduate study, and therefore s/he applies during the next-to-last year of study).
  • At the time of application, graduate/professional students must be in at least their second year of study, or they must previously have attended U.Va. as an undergraduate.
  • Meet deadline for application no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
  • Grant permission for the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, or her designee, to access, print and share with the selection committee an applicant’s unofficial transcript (“advising transcript”) for the purposes of application review.

All applications must be submitted online to the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, at http://www.virginia.edu/vpsa/bov-stud/. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Susan Harris, Secretary to the Board of Visitors, can answer any eligibility questions you may have.  She can be reached at 924-7120 or sgh4c@virginia.edu.  Technical questions about the submission process may be directed to Julie Innes Caruccio, Director of Student Affairs Community Engagement, at 434.924.4836  caruccio@virginia.edu.

Celebration of Casey Schulman’s Life

December 5th, 2012

Anyone who would like to come pay their respects to the memory of Casey Schulman is welcome to attend the memorial that will be held tomorrow.

Thursday Dec 6 at 5:30pm.

Alpha Phi House – 518 17th Street NW

There will be a short celebration of Casey’s life, followed by a reception at the house.

Hoo’Lites – Greeks in the News

December 3rd, 2012

It has been a very exciting month for the UVa Greek community. Congratulations to Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) for having their good work recognized in the news.

Alpha Phi Alpha was recognized in the news for their election watch party, hosted in the Newcomb Hall Theater. Congratulations on a great event! Read about it here: http://www.nbc29.com/story/20025357/uva-students-come-together-for-election-night-watch-party.

Phi Beta Sigma was recognized for helping bring awareness to homelessness here in Charlottesville. Please click the link below to read the article about their good work. http://www.nbc29.com/story/20070507/uva-students-raise-awareness-about-homelessness

Phi Gamma Delta was recognized for their “Running for a Cause” event, which raised money for cancer research. Read about the team effort between UVa and Virginia Tech here:

http://www.nbc29.com/story/20172797/uva-fraternity-runs-for-a-cause

Mid-Year Report

December 3rd, 2012

This is a reminder that the Mid-Year Report is due THIS 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.

Greek Advance 2013: Growing Great Greek Leaders

December 3rd, 2012

Are you interested in developing your leadership potential and developing positive change in the Greek community while partnering with other Greek leaders? Are you committed to living out the values of your fraternal organization? If you said yes to these questions and are a member of the Greek community and joined your organization in Fall 2011, Spring 2012 or Fall 2012 we want you to apply for Greek Advance! Greek Advance is the premier Emerging Leadership program for Fraternity and Sorority members at UVA.

Greek Advance is a six-session program that is designed to develop trained leaders who are equipped with the knowledge, tools, skill sets, and resources to seamlessly transition into leadership roles within their chapters and councils.  Participants will engage with other emerging leaders as well as network with prominent community and University members.

The sessions will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm on February 22nd, March 1st, March 22nd, April 5th, April 12th, and April 19th.  Lunch will be provided for all sessions.  Participants who attend all six sessions will satisfy one FOA requirement for their chapter for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Applications are available here and are due Monday, December 10th by 12:00 noon.  Please contact Danielle Driscoll (dcd2n) or Matt Ferguson (mrf3v) with any questions!

Governor’s Holiday Hoops Food Drive

December 3rd, 2012

The University of Virginia is going head-to-head against Old Dominion University, not only in the Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic on Dec. 22, but also in a food drive benefitting Virginia’s food banks.

U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan is co-chairing the drive with ODU President John R. Broderick.

“During the holiday season, we want to reach out to those who are in need of assistance,” Sullivan said. “The food drive gives us a great opportunity to help our friends and neighbors, while the Holiday Hoops Classic lets us enjoy some good basketball at the same time. I’m grateful to Governor McDonnell for leading this effort.”

The U.Va. drive supports the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Through Dec. 15, U.Va.’s Community Relations office will partner with the Department of Athletics and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer to collect donations on Grounds and online. The food bank will track all contributions and calculate the final amount.

Ways to Give:

  • Make a financial contribution in any amount using the “Give Now” button on the Community Relations website and following these steps:

    1. Select or enter the amount of your donation.
    2. Enter your contact and billing information.
    3. Select your payment method.
    4. Submit.

  • Text FEEDBR UVA to 85944. A $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill through Text2Give. Phones billed as part of a family or company plan are not eligible.
  • Donate a non-perishable food item at a location below.

Donation Locations:

  • 400 Ray C. Hunt Drive
  • Alderman Library
  • Bice House
  • Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
  • Courts & Commerce at the U.Va. Law School
  • Crossroads at O-Hill
  • Dabney House
  • Lambeth Commons
  • Leake Building – Facilities Management
  • Madison Hall
  • Madison House
  • Piedmont Building at 2405 Ivy Road
  • Rouss/Robertson Hall at the Commerce School
  • Ruffner Hall
  • U.Va. Bookstore

IFC/ISC Recruitment Information

December 3rd, 2012

IFC recruitment is now live and available at http://virginiaifc.com/registration/.  The cost to register is $27.89 and can be done using a credit card on the site.  Men’s recruitment will begin on Thursday, January 17 and conclude with Bid Day on Saturday, February 2. Please contact Gillum Ferguson gkf2yh@virginia.edu with questions.

Recruitment Schedule:

Thursday, January 17 – Open House 7-10 PM
Friday, January 18 – Open House 7-10 PM
Saturday, January 19 – Open House 7-10 PM

Sunday, January 20 – First Invites
Monday, January 21 –NO CONTACT
Tuesday, January 22 – First Invites
Wednesday, January 23 – First Invites
Thursday, January 24 – NO CONTACT

Friday, January 25 – Second Invites
Saturday, January 26 – Second Invites
Sunday, January 27 – Second Invites
Monday, January 28 – NO CONTACT

Tuesday, January 29 – Third Invites
Wednesday, January 30 – Third Invites
Thursday, January 31 – Third Invites
Friday, February 1 – Final Hours 7-10 PM
Saturday, February 2 – Bid Day

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ISC Formal Recruitment is right around the corner! We can’t wait to welcome potential new members to our community! We wish everyone the best of luck with recruitment!

Friday, January 11th: Early Move in to Residence Halls & Potential New Member meeting (Move in begins at 8:00am; There will be three PNM meetings in the afternoon and all participants must attend one session.  More information will be provided about specific times of PNM meetings by Recruitment Counselors)

Saturday, January 12th: Round Robbins (Recruitment parties begin at 10:00am)

Sunday, January 13th: Round Robbins (Recruitment parties begin at 10:00am)

Monday, January 14th: NO EVENTS – First Day of Spring Semester Classes

Tuesday, January 15th: NO EVENTS

Wednesday, January 16th: NO EVENTS

Thursday, January 17th: Themes Round (Recruitment parties begin at 7:00pm)

Friday, January 18th: Themes Round (Recruitment parties begin at 4:00pm)

Saturday, January 19th: House Tours (Recruitment parties begin at 12:00noon)

Sunday, January 20th: Preferentials (Recruitment parties begin at 12:00noon)

Monday, January 21st: Bid Day (New Member Ceremony and Bid Card Reveal at 5:00pm)

Note: Bid Day occurs on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a recognized University holiday.  Classes will not be in session on January 21st.

Congratulations to the 2012-13 Greek Endowed Scholars

December 3rd, 2012

Please congratulate the following individuals on being selected as recipients of the Greek Endowed Scholarship! The criteria for selection included academic merit, community involvement, and financial need. Funds awarded are to be used for academic and co-curricular purposes. We applaud these members of our community for being outstanding examples of Greek excellence and living the values we hold dear!

Kristofer Peck, Sigma Nu (IFC)

Ben Vander, Delta Upsilon (IFC)

Jonathan Park, Lambda Phi Epsilon (MGC)

Te-Rique Barney, Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)

3 Councils Elect New Leadership

December 3rd, 2012

The Inter-Fraternity Council hosted elections for the 2013 Executive Board.  We are excited to welcome and congratulate the new IFC Executive Board members:

President: Jake Pittman

Vice President Administration: Stephen West

Vice President Judiciary: Davis Moore

Vice President Membership: Michael Robertson

Vice President Risk Management: Jordan Minot

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The Inter-Sorority Council hosted elections for the 2013 Executive Board on Monday, November 5th.  We are excited to welcome and congratulate the new ISC Executive Board members:

President: Kathleen Lavelle, Chi Omega

Vice President Administration: Jessica Arndt, Delta Gamma

Vice President Judiciary: Alston Edwards, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Vice President Recruitment: Anna Powell, Delta Gamma

Additionally, the ISC completed selections for the 2013 Chair positions.  We are excited to welcome the following women as council leaders:

Public Relations Chair: Molly Gardner, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Scholarship Chair: Mackenzie Griffin, Alpha Chi Omega

Community Service Chair: Kelly Sullivan, Alpha Phi

Women’s Concerns Chair: Emily Renda, Gamma Phi Beta

External Interactions Chair: Becky Massie, Chi Omega

Internal Interactions Chair: Caroline Casavant, Pi Beta Phi

Please join us in sharing our congratulations to these exceptional women!

Applications for Assistant Vice President Recruitment and Pi Chi (Recruitment Counselor) Director will be available immediately following the completion of Spring 2013 Formal Recruitment.  Interviews and selections for these positions will take place following Formal Recruitment.

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On Sunday, November 11th, the Multicultural Greek Council held new officer elections. Please welcome and congratulate the 2013 MGC Executive Board:

President: Mo Lu, Lambda Phi Epsilon

Vice President: Hajar Ahmed, Theta Nu Xi

Treasurer: Allen Au, Lambda Phi Epsilon

Secretary: Michelle (Yong Yi) Wu, Sigma Psi Zeta

Parliamentarian: Yunzhe Zhou, Sigma Psi Zeta

Internal Greek Liaison: Alex Tran, Lambda Phi Epsilon

External Greek Liaison: Hao (Jia-Hao) Qui, Lambda Phi Epsilon


We look forward to a fantastic year under their leadership!