Greek News

New Faces & New Places for FSL

September 4th, 2012

This summer, the FSL team welcomed several new team members.

Matt Ferguson is the new Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life and will work most closely with the NPHC and IFC.

Emily Richonne is the new FSL Office Manager and will coordinate the administrative process for the FSL team.

Charlotte Fraser is the new FSL Graduate Intern and will work various aspects of fraternity/sorority life, including Order of Omega, Greek Weekend, Scholarship, Service, and Public Relations.

For greater information about our team, please visit the About Us page on the FSL website.

As we welcome Matt, Emily, and Charlotte, we are also excited to share that the Fraternity & Sorority Life Suite has been fully renovated and updated! Please stop in to our new space in Newcomb, room 171.

A grand re-opening of the space will occur on Thursday, September 20. Please save this date, an official invite will be sent in the coming days!

Summer Awards – Let Us Know!

September 4th, 2012

Did your chapter earn an award or special recognition at a summer convention, conclave, or conference? If yes, we want to know about it and give you the recognition you deserve! Please send an email to err5u@virginia.edu and we will feature your organization in the next edition of the Greek News Hoo Lites.

Highest Chapter GPAs for Spring 2012

September 4th, 2012

Congratulations to the following chapters for achieving the highest chapter GPA in their council for the Spring 2012 semester!

  • IFC – Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • ISC – Chi Omega
  • MGC – Sigma Psi Zeta
  • NPHC – Delta Sigma Theta

We’re a-twitter for FSL!

September 4th, 2012

Fraternity and Sorority Life loves tweeting about great things happening in our community and around Grounds! Please send us achievements, exciting news, or upcoming events so we can share them with tweeters! And don’t forget to follow us: @UVAGreekLife

ISC Go Greek Nights

September 4th, 2012

Formal Recruitment doesn’t take place for the Inter-Sorority Council but these ladies are already preparing for an amazing Spring Recruitment.  The ISC is hosting three information sessions, fondly known as Go Greek Nights, to share the value of sisterhood with women who are interested in the ISC community.  The first Go Greek Night will take place on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30pm on the Old Dorms Quad.  This event is a casual cookout and a fantastic opportunity for chapter members and potential new members to meet and get to know each other. In order to provide enough food for attendees we are requesting that you register here by September 11th.

We will be posting information for future Go Greek Nights in the upcoming weeks so please check back for more details!

If you have any questions about ISC Go Greek Nights please contact Abby Decker, Vice President of Recruitment, at cad4es@virginia.edu.

ISC Fall Recruitment

September 4th, 2012

The Inter-Sorority Council is excited to offer a wonderful opportunity for second, third, and fourth year women to find their home in the Sorority community.  This year we are offering Potential New Members the opportunity to learn more about the ISC community and meet all the chapters participating in Fall Recruitment on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012.  There will be a Potential New Member Orientation session beginning at 12:30pm in the Newcomb Ballroom. Interested women can register up until the Orientation session here. There is no cost to participate in Fall Recruitment.  Please contact Anna Powell, Assistant Vice President of Recruitment, acp2ec@virginia.edu, with any questions.

MGC Fall Interest Sessions and Rush Events

September 4th, 2012

The Multicultural Greek Council is excited to support the Rush Events of our chapters.  Each of our chapters hosts their own events and we encourage interested students to attend these events.  Please contact individual chapters to learn more about them and their Rush Events!

IFC Recruitment

September 4th, 2012

The Inter-Fraternity Council will be hosting  fall recruitment from Friday, September 14 through Saturday, September 22. The following chapters have reported to the IFC that they will be participating in fall recruitment:

-          SERP

-          Delta Sigma Phi

-          Phi Sigma Kappa

-          Pi Lambda Phi

-          Zeta Beta Tau

-          Alpha Tau Omega

-          Delta Upsilon

-          Theta Delta Chi

-          Alpha Epsilon Pi

House tours will take place Friday, September 14 & Saturday, September 15 from 7-10 pm.  Bid day will take place on the 22nd. For additional information regarding fall recruitment, email Gillum Ferguson at gillum.ferguson@gmail.com.

NPHC Meet the Greeks

September 4th, 2012

The National Pan-Hellenic Council will be hosting Meet the Greeks on Friday, September 14.  For more information on the Meet the Greeks program, please contact Toye Falaiye at aof6ac@virginia.edu.

Hoos Against Hazing: National Hazing Prevention Week

September 4th, 2012

Fraternity and Sorority Life, in partnership with the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, is proud to participate in HazingPrevention.Org’s National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW).  NHPW will take place September 24th – 28th, 2012.  On Wednesday, September 26th a viewing of HAZE and panel discussion will be hosted at 7:30pm with location to be determined.  This event will serve as an FOA opportunity.

We are also participating in the #40Answers campaign on twitter, hosted by Sigma Nu Fraternity and Hazing Prevention.Org! You can participate by providing responses to 40 of the most common excuses for hazing.  Make sure you follow us (@UVAGreekLife) and include #40Answers & #HoosAgainstHazing in your tweet! For more information about the #40Answers Campaign visit http://www.sigmanu.org/documents/anti_hazing_40_excuses_for_hazing.pdf