Greek News

New Places & New Faces

August 20th, 2010

This summer has been filled with change for Fraternity & Sorority Life.

In early June, the FSL Office relocated to Newcomb Hall, room 171 as part of the ongoing Newcomb Renovation. The entrance to the FSL Office is easily accessed by entering down the hallway across from the PAV dining facility on the first floor of Newcomb.

Earlier this month, we welcomed three new members to the FSL team:

Alexandra (Alex) Carroll joins the staff as the new Office Manager and Administrative Specialist.

Anna Brown joins the staff as a Graduate Assistant.

Matt Ulmer joins the staff as a Graduate Assistant.

For information on all our new staff members, please click here.

Please come visit us in our new space and meet our new staff!

Summer Awards? We want to hear about them!

August 20th, 2010

Did your chapter earn an award or special recognition at a summer convention, conclave, or conference? If yes!, please send an email to and we will feature your organization in an upcoming edition of the Greek News Hoo Lites!

House Manager Meeting – Friday, August 27

August 20th, 2010

The annual House Manager meeting will be held from 3 – 4:30pm on Friday, August 27 in the Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room. All House Managers or chapter presidents must attend this important meeting that will cover information on the annual facility inspection process, fire safety, and relevant city/county ordinances.

FOA Information

August 20th, 2010

The FOA Educational Process has changed for the 2010 – 2011 academic year.  The changes were shared throughout last year and are a reflection of recommendations made by the FOA Working Group.

Below is  a summary of the changes to the FOA Educational Process:

Chapters are still required to complete 6 educational programs during the academic year.

One program must be on alcohol and drugs.

One program must be on sexual assault education.

The remaining 4 programs are to be determined by your chapter. Program topics should be geared to meet a specific need in your chapter. Each fraternity/sorority must indicate what programs they intend to host by completing the Chapter Development Plan (due Monday, September 13).

2/3 of the chapter must attend each educational program. (Previously, it was 75%).

The evaluation and attendance form has been condensed to 1 form and must be submitted online. This form replaces the previous Collab submission process and can be found here.

Please contact Fraternity & Sorority Life with any questions/concerns about this process.

Save the Date – September Events & Deadlines

August 20th, 2010

Tuesday, September 7: Annual Advisor Reception  (5:30pm)

Monday, September 13: FOA Due Date – Chapter Development Plan

Friday, September 17: Town Hall Leadership Lunch (12pm; Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room). Free Lunch!

Friday, September 17 – Saturday, September 25: IFC Recruitment  (Open House Days: September 17 & 18; Bid Day: September 25)

Sunday, September 19 – October 1: ISC Informal Recruitment

Tuesday, September 21: NPHC Meet the Greeks (7pm, Newcomb Hall Ballroom)

Traffic Advisory: Chancellor Street to Become 1-way in August

July 28th, 2010

To address traffic safety concerns on Chancellor Street, City of Charlottesville staff has studied the area and will modify the traffic circulation.  The portion of Chancellor Street between Madison Lane and Rugby Road that currently allows for vehicular travel in two directions will be changed to permit one-way travel only in the eastbound direction.  View the change here.

In addition to restricting this portion of Chancellor Street to one-way vehicular travel in the eastbound direction an edgeline will be added to the street designating an area for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel separate from vehicles. 

This change will take place the week of August 9th.  City staff will continue to monitor traffic conditions over the coming year and assess whether additional changes are necessary.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jeanie Alexander with questions or concerns related to this project. Ms. Alexander can be reached at 970-3720 or  Also, please share this information with your neighbors.