Greek News

Hoo-lites!

November 5th, 2012

Kappa Alpha Theta won a Bronze Kite award at Theta Convention this past summer, and we are very proud of them as it is only one of 5 awards to be given out at Convention. They also held their annual Parents’ Formal this past Friday, October 19th at Ashlawn, which was an incredibly successful and fun event!

On Wednesday, October 10th, Kappa Delta successfully hosted their 9th Annual Corner Crawl to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA). Sixteen restaurants on the historic U.Va. Corner participated, each donating a portion of the evening’s profits to PCAA. Over 1200 guests, including U.Va. students, families, and members of the Charlottesville community, joined us to support the cause by simply eating at one of the participating restaurants. For the first time ever, Kappa Delta’s Corner Crawl was hosted in the fall in partnership with Virginia Homecomings 2012. We would like to thank all who came out to support us in our efforts to raise money and awareness for Prevent Child Abuse America!

FIJI is at it again! 30 plus members of the FIJI fraternity gathered at 203 Ridge St, Charlottesville Fire Headquarters, to assist A-Shift personnel with a work day last Saturday.  This is the second year that the brothers of FIJI have offered their services to assist with a work day. The FIJI crew and A-Shift personnel painted the walls of the apparatus bay, the sitting bench, the rear stairwell, and the protective bollards on the bay doors. Everyone had a great time. “It is my hope that this tradition will continue (and grow), not just because of the work that gets done, but rather the interaction between the members and the Charlottesville Fire Department.” – W.A. Hogsten,  CFI Operations Battalion Chief

Here is the link to the news clip: http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/UVa-Fraternity-Helps-Cville-Fire-House–177119991.html

Want your chapter to be recognized in the December edition of the Greek News? Be sure to forward a short description of you event, program, or recognition to Emily Richonne (err5u@virginia.edu).

For information about advertising, funding, space reservations, and other helpful event-related tips, click here to learn about available resources.  In addition, please note that if your chapter is posting flyers or “chalking” for an event, you review the Exterior Posting and Chalking guidelines set by the University.

The Inter-Sorority Council prepares for Spring 2013 Formal Recruitment

November 5th, 2012

Recruitment for the Inter-Sorority Council may be over two months away but the ISC is prepared and ready for what is sure to be an amazing recruitment! Under the exemplary leadership of the Executive Board and Core Recruitment team, the ISC has hosted two successful Go Greek Nights where council and chapter members showcased the benefits of sorority life while highlighting the values intrinsic to the community.

If you or another student is interested in ISC Recruitment make sure that you attend the final Go Greek Night on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00pm in the Newcomb Ballroom.  More information is available here. Also, make sure you register for ISC Formal Recruitment before the final deadline, November 20th! Registration is available here!

Multicultural Greek Council Prepares for Rush and New Member Intake

November 5th, 2012

The Multicultural Greek Council, comprised of eight Asian-, Hispanic-, and Multicultural-based fraternities and sororities, is excited to begin the intake process for students interested in joining their chapters. Each chapter has their own interest meetings and events so much sure you check back on the FSL website for upcoming dates and times of events.  This is an exciting time for our MGC organizations and we encourage all interested individuals to learn more about our community. For more information on MGC chapters, visit the MGC webpage here.

American Indian Heritage Month

November 5th, 2012

The following events are presented by the American Indian Student Union:

  • November 5th- Vigils: Afterimages of Violence Against Native American Women. Speaker Claire Raymond. 7:00 – 8:00 PM, location TBA (this event was postponed due to the hurricane.) Put on by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
  • November 8th- AISU at Kluge-Ruhe. Come check out some cool aboriginal art with us! There will be free food and drinks. Meet at the UVA Chapel at 5:20 for a free bus ride to the museum. We will return at 7.
  • November 14th- Film Screening: The Only Good Indian. A Sundance film festival selection. Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian “training” school to assimilate into White society.” 7pm, Newcomb Theater
  • November 19th- Anti-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Potluck. Feel free to bring a dish and share some free food! We will discuss Thanksgiving from a Native’s perspective. 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Minor 125. Come and go as you please!

December 1st- 2nd Annual American Indian Fair. Crafts, seminars, independent films, workshops, traditional dress, and fry bread! This promises to be a really cool event. 12:00 – 6:00 PM at Random Row Books on the way to the downtown mall.

Upcoming Substance Abuse Awareness Week Events

November 5th, 2012

Susan Grossman Memorial Speakers: Kelly Addington & Becca Teider:  Let’s Talk About “IT”

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30pm, Newcomb Hall Theatre

FOA Opportunity

Kelly and Becca provide a candid discussion of sexual empowerment using their experiences as college friends.   You’ll leave with innovative ways to take action and keep you and your friends safe when drinking.   Sponsored by the Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Department of Athletics, ADAPT, and the Department of Student Health’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Hoos in Recovery Panel Discussion

Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:00 pm, Minor 125

FOA Opportunity

Several members of Hoos in Recovery (a group of U.Va. students, alumni, faculty and staff in

recovery from alcohol or drug addiction) will talk about their experiences, including being in

recovery at U.Va. Q & A to follow. Sponsored by Hoos in Recovery and ADAPT.

21st Annual 4th Year 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, Nov. 10, 8:00 am, Nameless Field

For more information on registration: http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/peer/5k.html

Proceeds benefit the Leslie Baltz Foundation for Art History or Studio Art scholarships. Sponsored by the Peer Health Educators.

Application Now Available for Greek Advance 2013!

November 5th, 2012

The Office of the Dean of Students | Fraternity and Sorority Life is excited to announce that applications for Greek Advance Emerging Leaders Program are now being accepted.  Developed in Spring 2012, Greek Advance has quickly become the premier Emerging Leadership program for Fraternity and Sorority members at UVA.  Greek Advance is a six-session program that is designed to develop trained leaders who are equipped with the knowledge, tools, skill sets, and resources to seamlessly transition into leadership roles within their chapters and councils.  Greek Advance affords participants the opportunity to engage with other emerging leaders as well as network with prominent community and University members.  Any member who joined as a new member of their organization in Fall 2011, Spring 2012 or Fall 2012 is eligible to apply.  The sessions will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm on February 22nd, March 1st, March 22nd, April 5th, April 12th, and April 19th.  Lunch will be provided for all sessions.  Participants who attend all six sessions will satisfy one FOA requirement for their chapter for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Applications are available here and are due Monday, November 26th by 5:00pm.  Please contact Danielle Driscoll (dcd2n) or Matt Ferguson (mrf3v) with any questions!

Greek Endowed Scholarship

November 5th, 2012

Don’t forget to apply for the Greek Endowed Scholarship—applications are due November 7th at 5:00 PM! The scholarship is available to all members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. The application is available on the FSL website.  All applications should be submitted electronically to uvagreekscholarship@gmail.com . Please contact Charlotte Fraser, cef6ft@virginia.edu, with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Find the application in Word Doc form here: 2012 Greek Endowed Scholarship.

Recommendations for Enhancing Leadership Transitions

November 5th, 2012

As we approach the end of the calendar year many chapters are preparing to transition from outgoing to incoming officers.   To our outgoing officers, we sincerely appreciate the effort and dedication you have contributed to your chapter and greater Fraternity and Sorority Life community! To the incoming officers, we look forward to working closely with you over the next year and know that we are here to help you!  We encourage you to utilize the resources and tools available on our website, including transition materials, to help you and your team successfully start your term!  On our policies and resources page (available here) we have leadership tools, including Officer Transition Guides and Worksheets.  We hope you will find these to be useful as you prepare for the tremendous year ahead! As always, please let us know if we can provide further assistance to you and your chapter!

Space Reservations in OFSL

November 5th, 2012

Need space for a meeting? Fraternity and Sorority Life has a conference room in 171 Newcomb available for chapters to reserve.  The room is able to comfortably accommodate 10 people.  To check availability and reserve the room, please contact Emily Richonne at err5u@virginia.edu or 434-924-7430.

We also have available an informal conferencing area that seats 12 in our main office space and open to our community.  No reservations are needed for this space – it’s available on a drop-in basis.

Opportunities from UCS

November 5th, 2012

1) General Info:

A & B are a great combination if you want to highlight internship info to your students. And if you have a target audience, we’d love some extra PR for the health professions and law advising opportunities at the end of this document.

a. Essential Internship Search Tours
October 29th – November 9th
Various Times; University Career Services in Bryant Hall
Looking for an internship? 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. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. These orientation tours will help you begin your internship search or supplement your current list of resources and opportunities. Space is limited in each session, and pre-registration is required. Pre-register by going to
1. https://www.career.virginia.edu/calendar/
2. Select the event on the calendar (a new screen should open displaying the date and time of the tour)
3. Select “Pre-Register Now!” and enter your U.Va. Computing ID

b. Summer 2013 Internships
If you are thinking ahead to next summer, know that employers have already listed internship opportunities in CAVLink — and 170+ of the current postings have application deadlines before December 14th! To apply for many of these opportunities, you must have access to the On-Grounds Interviewing (OGI) portion of CAVLink – You can complete the OGI orientation process online today! CAVLink accounts will be activated for OGI access within one business day after you complete the orientation. Just visit our web site: http://www.career.virginia.edu/ogi_tutorial/

c. 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

d. Mark Your Calendars for Recruiting Presentations
Company representatives from consulting firms, investment banks, and other industries will be on or near Grounds in the coming weeks to discuss their organization with you. Take advantage of these opportunities to speak with someone face-to-face — ask your questions, market your experience and skills, and leave a positive impression. Go to the UCS calendar http://www.career.virginia.edu/calendar/ and select “show employer presentations” in the top right corner for additional details. You may also go directly to the CAVLink Calendar https://virginia-csm.symplicity.com/calendar/ to view the list of employers on-Grounds each week. Companies with presentations THIS WEEK are:
Alarm.com; Technomics, Inc.; Pritzker School of Medicine (Univ. of Chicago); MIT Sloan School of Management; DISH Network, LLC.; Clarabridge Inc.; Corporate Executive Board; Central Intelligence Agency; and Credit Suisse.

2) Workshops:

a. Am I Doing This Right?: Searching and Interviewing for Opportunities
Mon Nov 5; Tues Nov 13
4pm
UCS
Join UCS for a “hands on” session geared to demystify the challenges of using technology to find the right job or internship. We’ll discuss how to make the best use of UCS Resources, completing phone interviews with ease, and mastering an on camera presence for a Skype interview. Each session is different, so attend one or all of them!
October 29th: The MyUCS Family of Resources
November 5th: Improving the phone interview
November 13th: You want me to interview with what? Navigating a Skype interview

3) Pre-Law and Health Professions Advising

a. Health Professions Application Process Meeting Part One
Tuesday, November 6th
Bryant Hall Recruiting Room
Presentation begins at 5pm
Group Advising to follow presentation
This program is essential to any student who is planning to apply to a school for the health professions in the 2013-2014 cycle. This program will feature an explanation of the application time-line and equip students with the information needed to be organized in the application process. Following the presentation the Health Professions Advisors will hold a thirty minute group advising session in which questions will be answered. Both the October 1st and November 6th presentation feature the same content so choose one session which works best for your schedule.

b. Law School Personal Statement Workshop
Tuesday, November 6th
UCS Conference Room
12pm to 1pm
This program will help law school applicants have a better understanding of the purpose of the personal statement. We will address the do’s and don’t's of personal statement writing and discuss ways to get started. Those who already have a draft of their personal are also welcome to attend. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Pre-register here: https://www.career.virginia.edu/calendar/event.php?view=grid&data=11/06/2012&eventid=3538