Greek News

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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR GREEK AWARDS 2013

April 1st, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 AT NOON

The 2013 Greek Awards are quickly approaching!  On 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 dessert reception in the lobby.

Link to all award forms: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/fraternityandsororitylife/availableforms

This year’s awards will include:

Greek Person of the Year:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8539
Intramural Sports:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8546
Most Improved Chapter:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8540
Outstanding Alumna/us or Advisor:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8536
Outstanding Chapter:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8541
Outstanding Chapter President:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8537
Outstanding Educational Program:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8543
Outstanding Emerging Leader:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8538
Outstanding Inter-Greek Partnership:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8542
Outstanding Philanthropic Program:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8544
Outstanding Service to the Community:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/8545
Outstanding New Member Education Program:
https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/form/start/20035

Award application/nomination forms are available on the FSL web site and distributed to all chapters via email; all applications must be completed no later than April 3 at NOON.

Contact Charlotte Fraser with any questions at cef6ft@virginia.edu.

April FOA Deadlines

April 1st, 2013

Updated spring rosters are due April 1st: Both the electronic roster with notations on current members and a hard copy of the new member roster with signatures. If your chapter has no changes and no new members please still email Emily to let her know, so your chapter is accounted for. E-mail updated rosters to err5u@virginia.edu and bring in new member rosters to Emily in 171 Newcomb Hall.

The Year-End Report will be available online April 8, it is due April 26.

All 6 Educational Programs are due April 26. If you think your chapter is going to have a problem completing all 6 programs by this deadline you need to contact your FSL advisor and discuss your options.

Focus Group Opportunity: Fraternities, Sororities and Study Abroad

April 1st, 2013

Student Activities will be hosting 2 focus groups in the month of April to learn more about fraternity and sorority leaders’ perspective and perceptions on studying abroad at UVA.  The goal of these focus groups is to better understand the opportunities and barriers that exist for student organization leaders who are interested in studying abroad. All students are welcome to attend, regardless of whether or not you have studied abroad! Free food will be provided and each session will last no more than 90 minutes. To take part in a focus group, please RSVP to studentactivities@virginia.edu.

Focus Group 1: Thursday, April 11 | 12 – 1:30pm

Focus Group 2: Monday, April 15 | 530 – 7pm

FOA Day is May 1, 2013

April 1st, 2013

FOA Day is Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (a University reading day).  More specific information regarding FOA Day will be shared in an email to chapter presidents in mid-April.  Please note that all FOA paperwork (including chapter rosters and 6 educational programs) must be completed prior to this date.  If chapters aren’t in compliance, the FOA will not be signed for the next year. Questions can be directed to Emily Richonne at err5u@virginia.edu

Bamboo Policy

April 1st, 2013

As new leaders transition into their position and as we prepare for the arrival of spring weather, it’s important that you are aware of the regulations surrounding the use of bamboo in fraternity/sorority facilities. These guidelines were developed by the City of Charlottesville Fire Department/Fire Marshal.

Bamboo Guidelines
• Cut bamboo is not approved to be used for indoor decoration or construction
• Cut bamboo must be kept 20 feet from building and exit ways
• Any structure over 200 square feet or with a roof or a platform constructed of bamboo must be approved by either Neighborhood Development Services (City of Charlottesville) or the County Building Official (depending on location)
• Cut bamboo must be removed promptly after the event has ended
• All leaves must be removed from the cut bamboo before it can be used as a decorative material
• Note that these guidelines also apply to facilities in the County.

If you have any questions about these guidelines please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 434-970-3325

University Career Services

April 1st, 2013

1) General Info:

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.

University Career Services (UCS) will be accepting applications for financial assistance from students who have secured summer 2013 internships. Both the Parents Committee Internship Grants and the Larry Simpson Internship Scholarship provide funds to assist students in achieving their career-related goals.

The Parents Committee Internship Grants (PCIG) are merit-based and current 2nd and 3rd year students of all majors are eligible. Applicants must have secured an unpaid summer internship in an area of public service (i.e., civic engagement and public policy; economic and business development; education, both K-12 and lifelong learning; environment, both planned and natural; and health). This year we are pleased to offer grants of $3,000 each to 16 students! Grant recipients write a journal throughout the internship process, and via the University Career Services’ website, their experiences will be shared with the U.Va. community. The application deadline for the grants is noon Monday, April 1, 2013.

In addition to the grants, UCS coordinates the Larry Simpson Internship Scholarship. This scholarship is a $2,000 need and merit-based award available to a rising 4th year in the College of Arts and Sciences who has secured a summer internship in any career field.  This scholarship is generously sponsored by Betty Shotton, CLAS ’74 and honors Larry Simpson who served as the first director of U.Va.’s career services office from 1968-1998. The application deadline for the scholarship is noon Monday, April 8, 2013.

For more information, please 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