Issue 3| September 2013
In this issue:
Read All About Fraternities and Sororities at Chico State We pledge to be…
“Better or nothing.”
With the start of the fall semester comes an exciting new chapter for Greek Life at Chico State. As our community comes together again, our chapters and leaders are enthusiastic to begin this new year working towards building our community and making our Greek system stronger than ever. The 21 chapters returning to campus are all exemplary chapters with extraordinary leaders guiding the way as our system moves forward towards creating the new standard in Greek Life. With the many opportunities ahead of us, the Greek community is ready to take the semester in stride and continue to give back to the students, Greek life, and community as a whole. Under the Fall 2013 Programming Guidelines, many privileges and aspects of
Greek Life are back in full swing. Our chapters are excited about getting back into intramural sports with Flag Football, Soccer, and Volleyball coming up in the next few weeks, along with many philanthropic efforts, fundraising opportunities, social gatherings and brotherhoods and sisterhoods. With all the exciting programming and events within our individual chapters the big focus within Greek life over the next few weeks revolves around IFC Recruitment and preparations for Greek Week 2013. As this new semester begins, our Greeks are excited to get back to business and continue to bring great things to this campus and this community as all our organizations are striving for “better or nothing!”
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Sorority Spotlight Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Delta Pi is looking forward to the upcoming year! Many of our members have already made a trip to visit the local Ronald McDonald House in Sacramento to support our philanthropy first hand! We have future plans to make many more visits in the months of November as well as December! The month of September has brought fun activities to our members including a slip ‘n slide and movie sisterhood event. After hearing the recent announced news of Greek Week partners and time eras, Alpha Delta Pi has nothing but 80’s enthusiasm! We are looking forward for all the semester has in store!
Alpha Gamma Delta This month has been an exciting and busy time for Alpha Gamma Delta. We are now back into the swing of school after having such a relaxing summer break, but we are looking forward to many fun upcoming events for our chapter. First is our sisterhood retreat to Lake Almanor! We have a fun weekend planned with sisterhood bonding, swimming and of course s'mores! We also have many sisterhood events planned throughout the semester, such as a roller disco social! Next month we will be hosting our annual AGD Car Wash for our philanthropy which raises money for Diabetes research. Overall, we are excited for an awesome Fall semester!
Lambda Theta Nu Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Incorporated kicked off the semester by participating in MGC (Multicultural Greek Council) Magic Circle Information night, MGC Presents and MGC Recruitment Week. We will also be selling carnitas the first week of October to raise funds in order to host a Latina Youth Leadership Conference(LYLC). LYLC is an annual leadership conference that Lambda Theta Nu hosts in October. It is geared towards supporting middle school students to reach their leadership potential and learn about the resources they have in high school to get them to college. We bring 200 middle school girls from local schools to Chico State for this conference.
Sigma Kappa We started our semester with our annual sisterhood retreat at Shasta Lake where our sisterhood chair planned three days with fun activities to get to know the new member class of Spring 2013. Our Act of Kindness philanthropy in September was a success with leaving fun notes for people on bathroom mirrors and cars and welcoming the freshmen with notes on their white boards. We are super excited for our Ultra Violet philanthropy coming up on October 5th, where we will be having a Sigma Kapture the flag tournament with the fraternities. It’s going to be a fun day filled with good music and food on Yolo fields. Come support your fellow fraternities and the Sigma Kappa Foundation!
Upsilon Kappa Delta Upsilon Kappa Delta Multicultural Sorority Inc. would like to say good luck and that we hope everyone has a great Fall 2013 semester. We are looking forward to Greek Week next month and can't wait to see what awesome things we can accomplish this semester.
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Fraternity Spotlight Alpha Sigma Phi Over the summer four of our men attended our “Elevate” National Leadership Conference where the Epsilon Psi Chapter was awarded our national Pi Phi Pi Silver Cup award for Excellence in Greek Life. This award ranks the Epsilon Psi Chapter at Chico State within the top 14 of the 120 Alpha Sigma Phi chapters in the Nation. Our men were able to reconnect with our alumnus Connor Gau (2011), who we congratulate as he begins his career working for Fraternity Headquarters. Starting off this semester, our men have focused on service and brotherhood, giving back to our community and reconnecting with one another as we gear up for an exciting semester ahead of us.
Gamma Zeta Alpha
The gentlemen of Gamma Zeta Alpha are ready to rock Greek life this semester more than we ever have before! On April 29th we hosted the Latino Youth Development Conference. Young men from the local area attended this event. This conference included a series of workshops and activities to strengthen the leadership and development of the young Latino men who attended. This conference is pivotal in encouraging young men to pursue higher education. We also held a tortas sale this semester to raise money for next years conference! Three cheers for GZA!!
Kappa Sigma At the heart of every Kappa Sigma resides the four pillars which help guide our goals, ambitions, and are the backbone of our achievements. These four pillars include Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. The common goal we all share as Kappa Sigma's is to become better men. To become men of character, integrity, truth, compassion, and diligence. We believe in being gentlemen and preparing ourselves to be the best leaders, brothers, fathers, and overall citizens. At the Pi-Iota Chapter, we currently have one of the top fraternity chapter GPA’s on campus, raise money for a variety of charities, and bring home multiple trophies every year. Becoming a Kappa Sigma provides the framework to build yourself into the man you want to be.
Multicultural Greek Council The Multicultural Greek Council kicked off this semester in an awesome manner! First we hosted an all organization informational night, MGC Magic Circle. Magic Circle gives MGC Sororities and Fraternities a chance to present a series of information sessions to students who come to the event. For the students that attend, it is a great way to check out all the MGC Sororities and Fraternities without having the pressure of choosing one. MGC also hosted a Greek Show, MGC Presents. It is a show where MGC Sororities and Fraternities step, stroll, dance, or play a video showcasing their respective chapters. The intensity and energy of the show is a direct result of the dedication and practice that the MGC Chapters put into their performances. The Multicultural Greek Council is excited for what the new school year brings Steven Tadeo MGC President
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GO GREEK 2013
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Recruitment Information 1. 2. 3.
Interfraternal Council IFC Recruitment for Fall 2013 begins September 23rd Multicultural Greek Council If you are interested in checking out a multicultural sorority or fraternity, please email email@example.com Panhellenic Council Formal Recruitment will be February 5th-10th. If you are interested in joining a Panhellenic sorority, register for the Open House on October 5th and check out chicosororities.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pillars of Distinction
Leadership: Tangible skill development and progressive change in the philosophical mindset of students Scholarship: Academic accountability for both self and peers Community: Embracing diversity and inclusion by creating bonds that extend beyond any one organization Service: Accrued responsibility for one's surroundings that shape and enhance altruistic beliefs
Integrity: Personal investment in fraternity and sororities that build a higher sense of moral and ethical commitment Show the world the best that our Greek community has to offer: #fsachico
GREEK WEEK On October 12th 2013 all Greeks at California State University, Chico will be taking a “Journey Through the Eras”. The five teams will be participating in a variety of events while representing a specific decade in time. Each team will design a float from their decade to showcase in the City of Chico’s Parade of Lights on Saturday, October 13th at 7:30p.m. On Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th there will be a campus-wide blood drive in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. This blood drive saves over 3,000 lives every year and has remained one of Blood Sources largest events. On Wednesday, October 16th there will be a canned food drive on campus and a letter writing campaign for Up ‘til Dawn. Greeks will be downtown on Thursday, October 17th supporting local restaurants and hosting a trivia night. On Saturday, October 19th all Greeks will be participating in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, a 5k in Bidwell Park. Finally, the Greeks will close the week with their annual Talent Show in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Members of the community along with faculty on campus are invited to attend any of these events throughout the week! We encourage everyone to come support our Greek unity and be a part of the largest annual all Greek philanthropy! Please contact Julia Anderson at email@example.com with any questions regarding the week!
Meet the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Staff Malcolm J. McLemore
Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Assistant Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
Multicultural Greek Council Advisor
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Next Greek Speak Issue: December 2013