Greek News

2013 Presidents’ Academy

February 4th, 2013

Please save the date for the 2013 Presidents’ Academy.

When: February 16, 2013 – 10am to 1pm

Where: South Meeting Room – Newcomb Hall

We will use this opportunity to provide the tools and information that are essential for a successful term in office. This will also give the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff a chance to meet you and for you to meet us!

We will be providing lunch for all attendees.

If you are unable to attend please send your vice president or a suitable proxy.

Save the Date: Greek Awards & State of the Greek Community 2013

February 4th, 2013

The 2013 Greek Awards are coming!  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.  This annual event will honor those chapters and individuals who have achieved 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 a reception will take place in the Theater’s lobby.

Stay tuned for more information on award categories and nominations!

Questions or comments?  Email Charlotte Fraser at cef6ft@virginia.edu .

Order of Omega Accepting Applications

February 4th, 2013

Order of Omega, the national Greek leadership honor society, invites 3rd and 4th years from all four councils to apply for membership. The Order represents the top 3% of the Greek community and eligible members must have a GPA above the all-Greek average. Those who applied in previous semesters are encouraged to re-apply! Please direct all questions to the Membership Chair, Molly Hamill (mah7dv).

Apply by filling out the form below and submitting it via email to Charlotte Fraser (cef6ft) with an email subject: “Last Name Order of Omega Application”. Applications are due February 20 at 5 PM.

Click here for the Application

Reminder: Snow/Ice Removal

February 4th, 2013

As winter weather continues to be a possibility, we remind you that the Charlottesville and Albemarle County policy states that all snow/ice must be removed from sidewalks and walkways managed by city and county public works within twenty four (24) hours of the last snow.   Should County and City Property Maintenance Inspectors find properties without cleared sidewalks and/or walkways, they will issue a twenty-four (24) hour warning by posting or hand-delivering this notice to the occupant of the property.  If after twenty-four (24) hours the snow/ice is still present, a city hired contractor will clear the areas in noncompliance at the cost of the owner/occupant(s).  Be advised, the cost to the owner/occupant will be substantially more expensive than the typical rate, so please make arrangements to have all snow/ice removed from your property within the twenty-four (24) hour time frame required by the new policy.

Action Items for your chapter:

1. Develop a plan of action to remove snow and ice within 24 hours both when you are in town and out of town.

2. Invest in snow and ice removal supplies which could include: snow shovels, rock salt, snow dissolver, etc.

Feel free to contact Charlotte Fraser (cef6ft) with any questions or concerns regarding snow and ice removal.

The Inter-Sorority Council welcomes New Members!

February 4th, 2013

On Monday, January 21st, the Inter-Sorority Council welcomed 656 new members to the 16 chapters of the ISC community.  After a long week of recruitment, new members were welcomed with open arms to the largest women’s organization on grounds.  By all accounts, Formal Recruitment 2013 was a tremendous success! Congratulations to the Inter-Sorority Council Recruitment Executive Team and each of our 16 ISC chapters on a fantastic recruitment and we wish all the new members the best as they embark on the lifelong journey of sisterhood.

Upcoming FOA Opportunities & Due Dates

February 4th, 2013

There are great FOA opportunities in February.

What is a Community of Trust? A Public Conversation about Gender Violence at UVA

February 7, 2013
6-7:30pm
Ern Commons

Guy Fi: The Fictions that Rule Men’s Lives
Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D.

February 13, 2013
7-8:30 pm
Minor Hall 125

For more details, please click here.
For additional FOA resources, please visit the FOA resource page.

February Due Dates:
Feb 19th – Chapter House Rules, Statement of Philosophy, and Chapter Constitution Due.

Call for Photos!

February 4th, 2013

The search has begun for high-resolution photos of our Fraternity and Sorority community members for various public relations initiatives. Photos may be used for slideshows, on the FSL webpage, in the FSL Office, and in the UVA Greek Life brochure. Please send your images of members participating in activities that show our community at its best! Any images containing beverages of any type or questionable attire or signs cannot be used. Send digital photos (.jpg) to UVAGreekPR@gmail.com.

Something to Tweet About!

February 4th, 2013

Is your chapter on twitter? Are you doing things in the community that you want others to know about? Well we want to help spread the word about your organization and all the great things you do for the UVA and Charlottesville communities!  If you have something you want us to tweet about either email UVAGreekPR@gmail.com with your 140 character tweet or include us in a tweet (@UVAGreekLife) so we can retweet you! #GreatToBeGreek #GreeksBeingGreat

Virginia College Advising Corps: Apply to be a College Adviser

February 4th, 2013

Fourth Years: Want to help more Virginia high school students attend college?  Concerned about the achievement gap in education? Virginia College Advising Corps is hiring the next cohort of College Advisers to serve in communities throughout the Commonwealth!

The University of Virginia launched the Virginia College Advising Corps (formerly the College Guide Program) in fall 2005 to address the widening gap in college access for low income, first generation, and under-represented students. The Corps places recent U.Va. graduates in high schools throughout the Commonwealth to work alongside school counselors and other college access organizations. Our goal is to encourage and assist high school students with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, and making the transition to post-secondary education.

Application Deadline:  February 15thCLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Why the Advising Corps?  Watch this NBC clip.

To learn more, visit our website.

Questions:  email joypugh@virginia.edu .