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The Greek Gazette Clemson University

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In this Issue... What’s New with Order of Omega Page 2 Fraternity and Sorority Officer’s Retreat Recap Page 3 CPC Teams Up with Wome’s Basketball Team Page 4

Questions or Concerns? Contact IFC Vice President of Public Relations Ward Jones ecjones@clemson.edu CPC Vice President of Public Relations and Programming Camilla Hundley chundle@clemson.edu

• volume 2 • Issue 1 • February 2013

ΛΧΑ ΠΚΑ ΣΑΕ ΣΧ ΣΝ ΣΚ ΣΠ ΣΦΕ ΣΓΡ ΤΚΕ ΦΔΘ ΦΚΤ ΦΣΚ ΦΒΣ ΧΨ ΧΩ ΩΨΦ

IFC Rush has 100 Percent Bid Acceptance Rate It’s a recognizable sight when Clemson’s Interfraternity Council holds its rush process twice a year: bright colored tents pop up on Bowman field as young men socialize in hopes of extending the potential bonds of brotherhood with one another. This semester’s rush welcomed a greater percentage of new members than ever before, thanks to some structural changes. After two nights of rush, invitations were extended for the following two rounds. Last year more time slots were created so that potential new members were able to get to know more Bowman Field during IFC Rush, Day 1 chapters in better depth. Photo Credits: Allen Randall, “The Tiger” These changes have lead to a better acceptance rate of bids, something Vice President of Rush Adam Norris says has helped the Greek community as a whole. “One hundred percent of the bids extended were accepted,” he said. “That goes to show that Greek life is accessible to everyone and that there is a fraternity out there for everyone.” Freshman Bobby Ley took part in the other side of the rush process. “I originally didn’t think that Greek Life was for me, but I decided to check out rush and see what it was all about,” Ley said. “I really enjoyed meeting all the different guys from different fraternities, and was really happy when I got my bids! I really connected with the guys of Alpha Sigma Phi, so I accepted!” The Interfraternity Council plans to make these changes permanent and looks forward to another successful rush in the fall. -Brian Murphy bpmurph@clemson.edu


The Beat Goes On: Alpha Phi’s Inaugural Red Dress Gala Clemson’s chapter of Alpha Phi sorority hosted a Red Dress Gala benefitting the Alpha Phi Foundation on Feb. 2. The event, which was held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina, featured a silent auction and a raffle where guests could place their bets on items ranging from gift certificates to local stores to a week in Aruba. The inaugural event raised over $5,000 to benefit heart health research. “It was such a great night! We can’t wait to host more Red Dress Galas in the future,” said Alpha Phi member Sarah Fogle. The Alpha Phi Foundation is an organization unique to Alpha Phi. The sorority’s philanthropy is women’s cardiac care, and each year every Alpha Phi chapter across the United States holds a Red Dress Gala to benefit the cause. The funds raised from the Sisters of Alpha Phi walk the red carpet for galas are then combined into a $50,000 donation heart health presented to the organization responsible for the most innovative cardiac research in the country. Clemson Alpha Phi members are thrilled that their first event was so successful and look forward to hosting the event annually in the upstate. -Madeline Mattox mjmatto@g.clemson.edu

What’s New with Order of Omega

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Order of Omega is a Clemson honor society that acknowledges the academic achievements of the top three percent of the Greek community. With a new executive board in place, Order of Omega is off to a great start this semester, and has much to contribute to the Greek community. Study hours began February 5 and have maintained their popularity due to the fabulous incentives offered for attending. For example, the chapter with the most attendees will recieve a private study room during finals week. Soon, the application will open up online for stellar Greeks to apply for Order of Omega The Order of Omega Executive Council at the FSL membership, and our current chapter members cannot wait to welcome new initiates. More information will come regarding the application. With so much to look forward to this semester, Order of Omega and its executive board are excited about upcoming events, which showcase the strength and involvement of our Greek community. -Lindsay Heyman lheyman@clemson.edu Page 2

Fraternity and Sorority Officer’s Retreat a Success

On the weekend of January 19-21, all of the Clemson Fraternity and Sorority officers headed to Asbury Hills Camp in Cleveland, S.C. for a weekend of learning, service and fun. The members in attendance included the CPC, IFC, NPHC, Order of Omega, and Greek Programing councils, as well as all CPC, IFC, and NPHC presidents. Christina Wellhouser, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and several graduate assistants in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development joined these IFC Officers work together to repair a officers on the retreat. bridge During the retreat, officers learned many valuable lessons about leadership, self-governance and social justice. On the last day of the retreat, everyone split into three groups to work on different service projects. These projects included highway cleanup, staining and finishing cabin porches, and repairing a bridge at the camp. Savanna Stewart, a graduate assistant, said, “The officers who attended our retreat thought that it was a great way to strengthen our network of presidents and councils. They really enjoyed FSL Officers participate in the Asbury opportunities to create a vision for the next year and share Hills highway cleanup their ideas with other like-minded officers.” -Ward Jones ecjones@clemson.edu

Alpha Gamma Rho Wins IFC Cup The 2012 Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Cup was recently awarded to Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Fraternity. The IFC Cup is a prestigious award given by the Interfraternity Council every year. Fraternities compete for points in the five core pillars of Greek life; these areas include scholarship, accountability, unity, service and leadership. The brothers of AGR are veryproud of their accomplishment. “Winning the IFC Cup means that our chapter was very active in being involved on campus,”John Chapman, current president, said. This award was well deserved as the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho are extremely well-rounded in their participation on campus, including philanthropies and service projects; many hold leadership positions in other groups and clubs as well. The IFC Cup is awarded based on accumulated points. Judson Belding, IFC president, said, “There are many requirements which allow for each fraternity to compete for points. As a fraternity completes the requirements, they compile everything into one binder for a grading committee of fraternity advisors to grade.” “Winning the IFC cup shows that as a brotherhood, AGR is a very active and diverse fraternity on the Clemson campus,” said Chapman. The men of AGR truly exemplify the core pillars of Greek life at Clemson. -Macaulay Morrison AGR wins the first annual macaulm@clemson.edu IFC Cup

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Women’s Basketball Team and Sororities Unite What better way to raise both support for the Clemson women’s basketball team as well as money for philanthropic events than a “Women’s Basketball Pep Rally and Sorority Night?” On Jan. 22, members of Clemson’s sororities and women’s basketball team gathered for a pep rally to hear a speech from Coach Itoro Coleman in the Jervey Gymnasium. The rally was followed by an exciting and well-supported basketball game against Duke University on Jan. 24. Not only was the pep rally a fun and exciting way to raise spirits and moral for the game, but it also counted as an educational program for the sororities who had 40 percent of their chapter attend the event. Furthermore, sorority members who supported the team by attending the game had a chance to win $1,500 in prize money to benefit the recipient sorority’s philanthropy. The winnings were as follows: Alpha Delta Pi: highest attendance, Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc.: highest percentage of members, and Alpha Chi Omega: halftime competition champion. Dylan Caulder, Panhellenic vice president of philanthropy and programs andmember of Alpha Chi Omega, had a major role in putting the event together. In regards to the planning process, she said, “Since this was the first time we have hosted this event, we did not have anything to base our planning off of, so it involved a lot of brainstorming.” She added, “The most important outcome of the event was the turnout and support by each of the sororities.” -Alex Latham aklatha@clemson.edu

College Pahnellenic Council

From Left to Right: VP of Public Relations Camilla Hundley, VP of Programming Dylan Caulder, VP of Finance Ainsley Shreve, President Elizabeth Timmnons, VP of Recruitment Katelyn Park, Vice President Lauren McGreevy, Assistant VP of Recruitment Kristen Salstrand

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An Alpha Phi sister poses with the Clemson Tiger

Interfraternity Council

From Left to Right: VP of Risk Management Tim Erb, Vice President Fisher Easterling, President Judson Belding, VP of Recruitment Adam Norris, VP of Finance Phillip Carson, VP of Public Relations Ward Jones


The Greek Gazette - February 2013