Greek News

Fraternity & Sorority Life Summer Preview

May 2nd, 2013

Yes! Fraternity and Sorority Life is open and very busy during the summer months with planning, preparation, Orientation, and training! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Here are a few quick reminders:

  • In mid-June, our office will send chapter academic and membership reports for the Spring 2013 semester.
  • In early August, we will contact presidents with important updates and information for the start of the Fall 2013 academic semester.
  • We will also be contacting house managers to share information about the annual house manager meeting that will occur in late August.

Please keep us posted about your summer adventures and achievements, especially as it relates to your fraternity or sorority chapter!

We wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer!

Sign Up To Be a Greeter!

May 2nd, 2013

It’s that time of the year again: time to sign up for Greeters! It’s a great opportunity to welcome first years and their families to UVa! We recommend doing it at least once, so why not this year?!

Sign up here: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/20953

Congratulations to the 2013 Greek Awards Recipients!

May 2nd, 2013

The 2013 State of the Greek Community and Greek Awards Ceremony was held on April 23rd in the Newcomb Theater.  The program featured remarks from each of the governing council presidents, as well as presentation of awards to honor those deserving chapters and individuals who have made outstanding accomplishments and significantly contributed to the betterment of the Greek community.

Thank you to all of the presenters who helped to make this year’s program a success, and congratulations to all of the award winners!

Outstanding Philanthropic Program

Zeta Tau Alpha
Phi Gamma Delta

Outstanding Service to the Community

Delta Sigma Theta
Phi Beta Sigma

Outstanding Educational Program

Phi Delta Theta
Delta Sigma Theta

Outstanding New Member Education Program

Beta Theta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi

Mark Leonida Memorial Award – Outstanding Sportsmanship and Intramural Sports

Kappa Delta
Phi Delta Theta

Outstanding Scholastic Achievement

IFC – Phi Gamma Delta
ISC – Pi Beta Phi
MGC – Sigma Psi Zeta
NPHC – Delta Sigma Theta

Outstanding Inter-Greek Partnership

Alpha Phi Alpha & Lambda Upsilon Lambda

Outstanding Emerging Leader

IFC – Aaron Reilly (Sigma Nu)
ISC – Kristie Moy (Gamma Phi Beta)
NPHC – Ebonie Williams (Delta Sigma Theta)
MGC – Hajar Ahmed (Theta Nu Xi)

Outstanding President

IFC – Mattia Flabiano (Phi Delta Theta)
ISC – Sarah Cole (Kappa Delta
NPHC – Jillian McGlockton (Delta Sigma Theta)
MGC – Julia Wu (Sigma Psi Zeta)

Outstanding Advisor

Farrell Jaskot (Alpha Phi)

Malcolm Andrews (Beta Theta Pi) Honorable Mention

Most Improved Chapter

IFC – Theta Chi
ISC – Sigma Delta Tau
NPHC – Kappa Alpha Psi
MGC – Theta Nu Xi

Outstanding Chapter

IFC – Theta Chi
ISC – Chi Omega
NPHC – Delta Sigma Theta
MGC – Lambda Phi Epsilon

Greek Man of the Year

Miles Kirwin (Theta Chi)

Greek Woman of the Year

Christine Pajewski (Alpha Chi Omega)

House Closing Check-list

May 2nd, 2013

As you prepare to leave for summer, please consider the suggestions below to ensure the safety and security of your house during Summer Break. Though it is by no means exhaustive, this list offers steps and suggestions that may prevent serious damage to your chapter house:

• Make sure all door & window locks are working and secured.
• Repair any broken windows.
• Remove trash and refuse from the house and its grounds.
• Remove any perishables that might spoil over the break.
• Unplug all electronic devices & cords.
• Double-check all exterior light bulbs.
• Make sure any valuables are safe & locked.
• Try to schedule someone to check periodically on the house over the break.
• Check with your insurance companies and house corporations on any school break closing advice they might offer (following this list may help you when filing claims due to an emergency).
• Click here for additional suggestions.

Helpful Hints for a Productive Summer

May 2nd, 2013

As we prepare for Summer Break here are some helpful hints for your chapter:

• Set the chapter calendar (at least tentatively) before you leave: This will help chapter leadership know what needs to be worked on over the summer. Make sure to schedule a mid-summer check-in with any officers working on projects over the summer!
• Know when your summer deadlines are: Do you have awards packets or end of the semester reports that are due after you all leave for break? If so make sure that you know who is responsible for getting those in on time. Additionally if you need reports or information from our office, remember to request that in advance as we need 48 hours to process all requests
• Contact information: Make sure that if you need to be in touch with your officers over the summer you have not only their contact information but also their schedule, so that you know when they will be around to check-in with!

University Career Services Opportunities

April 24th, 2013

General Info:

Gilbert Sullivan Internship Award from the Z Society

Deadline: Friday, April 26th at 4:37pm

The Z Society offers the Gilbert J. Sullivan Scholarship, a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a returning undergraduate student of the University. It is intended to provide an opportunity to take a summer internship otherwise unattainable because of financial constraints. For an application and more information, visit http://www.career.virginia.edu/internship/funding.php

University Career Services: Diversity Digest
Opportunities sent out biweekly via this listserv are designed to attract students from diverse backgrounds, bilingual students, cultural studies majors and those with an interest in social justice into fields or organizations where they are underrepresented or are needed to serve a particular community. These updates include diversity-related career events around Grounds, as well as, internships, leadership programs, and scholarships sponsored by employers. Sign-up here: https://www.career.virginia.edu/students/diversity.php

Drop-In Career Advising Hours on Central Grounds Located in 263 Monroe Hall
Drop-In Hours are 10-15 minutes in length, and are designed for quick questions, no appointment necessary
Tuesdays – 9am-12pm General Arts & Sciences Career Advising

1:30pm-4:30pm Pre-Law/Health Professions Advising

Wednesdays – 9am-12pm General Arts & Sciences Career Advising

1:30pm-4:30pm Pre-Law/Health Professions Advising
Thursdays – 1:30pm-4:30pm Pre-Law/Health Professions Advising

Major Events:

Preparing for a Career in Business (Program for Second Year Students)

Mon, April 29, 2013
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
120 Rouss & Robertson Halls (McIntire School of Commerce)

Preparing for a Career in Business
Attention all second-year students interested in business!
Don’t miss this workshop:
Learn how to maximize your summer and prepare to access career resources in the Fall semester.
Hear from U.Va. career services staff about the internship recruiting process and timelines.
Get an early start on your internship search.
*This is a joint program from University Career Services and Commerce Career Services.

Workshops:

Essential Internship/Job Search Clubs

April 22nd -26th; Various Times
UCS Bryant Hall

Looking for a summer internship or full- or part-time job? Sign up for one of these group sessions so a UCS Career Peer Educator can orient you to valuable online and print resources and alumni contacts. This orientation will help you begin your search or supplement your current list of resources and opportunities. Space is limited in each session, and pre-registration is required through the UCS Calendar at https://www.career.virginia.edu/calendar/

Pre-Law and Health Professions Advising

Health Professions and Law Professions

Learn more!  Join their listserv or read their blog.  Find out more here: https://www.career.virginia.edu/students/preprof/

2013 Greek Awards Ceremony & State of the Greek Community

April 22nd, 2013

Come join us in celebrating the worthy recipients of this year’s Greek Awards!

This Tuesday, April 23, the Office of the Dean of Students – Fraternity & Sorority Life will be hosting the 2013 Greek Awards Ceremony and State of the Greek Community Address to honor those chapters and individuals who have made outstanding accomplishments and significantly contributed to the betterment of the Greek community.  The event will feature an awards ceremony and annual State of the Greek Community presentation. The awards ceremony will take place in the Newcomb Theater and will be followed by a lavish dessert reception in the lobby.

When: Tuesday April 23rd 5:30pm
Where: Newcomb Hall Theater

Who: Invitation Only – Please RSVP to your Paperless Post e-vites if you haven’t already.

FOA Opportunity: Motivating the Middle – A Keynote Address by TJ Sullivan

April 15th, 2013

J Sullivan, a nationally recognized speaker, will present on the topic of “Motivating the Middle” on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 6:30pm in the Newcomb Ballroom. This keynote address is open to all student leaders.

For information on this program, please see: http://www.campuspeak.com/speakers/sullivan#Motivating%20the%20Middle:%20The%20Keynote.

We think this is a great opportunity for student organization leaders. Our team has read TJ’s book and have found it a great resource for students.

Prior to the “Motivating the Middle” keynote, TJ will offer a workshop titled: “The Apathy Myth: Real Answers to Unmotivated Members.”

The Apathy Myth Program will occur from 4 – 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2016 in the Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room. All students must RSVP using the form below.

Information on the Apathy Myth Program can be accessed at: http://www.campuspeak.com/speakers/sullivan#The%20Apathy%20Myth:%20Real%20Answers%20to%20Unmotivated%20Members

RSVP at: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/20836

Both programs are completely free, too!

Please contact studentactivities@virginia.edu with questions.

Asian Awareness Women’s Initiative

April 12th, 2013

aKDPhi at UVA presents…
Asian Awareness Women’s Initiative (AAWI)

The sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi at the University of Virginia proudly present our annual Asian Awareness Women’s Initiative event! This year we have invited 4 wonderfully successful women to speak as a panel about their experiences as Asian women professionals.

Our speakers will be:
Sarah Wilcox Elliott (Director of Student Affairs at Darden)
Shraddha Prasad (Assistant Director of Orientation and New Student Affairs)
Annie Kim (Assistant Dean for Public Service, UVA Law School)
Michelle Yoon (Instructional Designer, UVA Med School)

Date: Thursday April 18, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Clark 107

Everyone is welcome and the event will be relevant to any and everyone!
Free food from Thai 99, Yuan Ho, Marco and Luca, and Tokyo Rose will be provided!
This event also qualifies as a diversity FOA requirement.

University Career Services Opportunities

April 12th, 2013

1) General Info:

  1. Gilbert Sullivan Internship Award from the Z Society

Deadline: Friday, April 26th at 4:37pm

*See attached application for details*

$2,000 grant that the Z Society presents every spring to a student in need of financial aid for a summer internship

  1. Request a UCS Program
    If you are involved in a CIO that would like to have a Career Peer Educator come speak to your members about a career-related topic, please go to our program request website at https://www.career.virginia.edu/students/programrequest
    Requests need to be made at least 2 weeks prior to the desired program date.

  1. University Career Services: Diversity Digest
    Opportunities sent out biweekly via this listserv are designed to attract students from diverse backgrounds, bilingual students, cultural studies majors and those with an interest in social justice into fields or organizations where they are underrepresented or are needed to serve a particular community. These updates include diversity-related career events around Grounds, as well as, internships, leadership programs, and scholarships sponsored by employers. Sign-up here: https://www.career.virginia.edu/students/diversity.php

  1. Drop-In Career Advising Hours on Central Grounds Located in 263 Monroe Hall
    Drop-In Hours are 10-15 minutes in length, and are designed for quick questions, no appointment necessary
    Tuesdays – 9am-12pm General Arts & Sciences Career Advising

1:30pm-4:30pm Pre-Law/Health Professions Advising
Wednesdays – 9am-12pm General Arts & Sciences Career Advising

1:30pm-4:30pm Pre-Law/Health Professions Advising
Thursdays – 1:30pm-4:30pm Pre-Law/Health Professions Advising

2) Major Events:

  1. The MBA Experience

Tue, April 16, 2013

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Darden School, Room 50

If you are thinking about pursuing an MBA at any point in the future, consider attending this highly informative program. This event has been very successful in the past in helping students learn about whether business school fits with their career goals. Panels with representatives from Darden, including faculty, career services, strategy, admissions and current students will provide valuable information and answer your questions.

Seating is limited and food will be served promptly at 5:45. Be sure to pre-register today at http://tinyurl.com/d2wbvdh

  1. Preparing for a Career in Business (Program for Second Year Students)

Mon, April 29, 2013

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

120 Rouss & Robertson Halls (McIntire School of Commerce)

Preparing for a Career in Business
Attention all second-year students interested in business!
Don’t miss this workshop:
Learn how to maximize your summer and prepare to access career resources in the Fall semester.
Hear from U.Va. career services staff about the internship recruiting process and timelines.
Get an early start on your internship search.
*This is a joint program from University Career Services and Commerce Career Services.

3) Workshops:

  1. a. Using LinkedIn Effectively: Tools Beyond the Profile

April 15th-26th; Various Times

UCS in Bryant Hall Not sure what LinkedIn can do for your job/internship search or exploration? Not sure how to create or improve your profile? Come learn from one of our UCS Career Peer Educators how to get started using LinkedIn. They’ll give you tips on how to improve your profile as well as utilize search features to connect with alums, learn about companies, and help you take the next step in your career exploration process. Space is limited in each session, and pre-registration is required through the UCS Calendar at https://www.career.virginia.edu/calendar/

4) Pre-Law and Health Professions Advising

  1. Health Professions and Law Professions

Learn more!  Join their listserv or read their blog.  Find out more here: https://www.career.virginia.edu/students/preprof/