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:

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!