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After two days of balloting, 1,319 students from the Boca Raton campus voted in Student Government’s legislative election – almost double the amount of students who voted last year, Elections Chair Thomas Levy said. Boca Raton campus winners in the Senate were Ralph Landau and Michael Brown. The House winners were Chedline Alincy, Nadav Alkoby, Jenna Allen, Ashley Anastasi, Thais Arsolino, Gilbert Baptiste, Boris Bastidas, Roy Becker, Charles Berichi, Shane Blouin, Charlotte Boylan, Rebecca Capata, Rebecca Desir, Mashanda Ellison, Kristina Fritz, Sele Gordon, Kelsey Gorry, David Grider, William Gruber, Dean Hasan, Elizabeth Hodapp, Houston Hodges, Erica Hirsch, Caitlin Jackson, Marie Jeanie Dumas, Rashad Khonat, Megan Lackey, Eric Lupo, Guilherme Massetti, Jairo Montes, Stefon Napier, Amanda Phillips, Josh Pollock, Brenna Romano, Nicholas Scalice, James Shackelford, Jasper Smith, Ella Tepper, Kevin Varela, Michael Ward, Jason Wu, Michael Yudien, and Devin Zucker. Nearly 800 students campus-wide also voted in the smoke-free campus poll – 515 in favor of the ban and 271 against.
The Good News at Florida Atlantic University
september 23, 2010
GO GREEK? Greek Life is a big part of the FAU experience. But with 24 fraternities and sororities to choose from, selecting the right one can be tough. Don’t fret, we’re here to help! In honor of Greek Life recruitment week, we offered each sorority and fraternity the chance to show off their stuff – and in their own words. Turn the page to see what they have to say in our Special Greek Issue... Keep in mind: The groups in this issue of Owl Times represent the community overseen by the FAU Greek Life Office. There are academic and professional sororities and fraternities that are run through FAU’s colleges – so check with your dean’s office to learn more.
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The ‘Big Four’ is how FAU’s Greeks represent FAU has 24 fraternities and sororities, each with a unique history and membership criteria. They’re overseen by four councils (or governing organizations) that offer support and help promote its members’ mission and values to the campus community. Those four councils are...
College Panhellenic Association
The College Panhellenic Association (CPA) is the governing organization for the four traditional women’s sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, and Theta Phi Alpha. One of the major responsibilities of CPA is too coordinate, promote, and oversee the recruitment process for the organizations and potential members to participate in. In addition to recruitment, CPA will govern and advocate on behalf of the chapters and offer programming and resources to member chapters in the following areas: sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, and service throughout the year. Joanna Ames, President: PanhelPresident@fau.edu Sarah Freidman, Vice President of Recruitment: PanhelRecruitment@fau.edu
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing organization for the seven traditional men’s fraternities: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Chi Theta, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Mu. IFC promotes and coordinates the recruitment process to help potential members gain access to the chapters, will govern and advocate on behalf of the chapters to the university, and offer support and programming throughout the year. Zach Goldstein, President: firstname.lastname@example.org Shane Marinelli, Vice President of Recruitment: email@example.com
Multicultural Greek Council
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the governing organization for all the multicultural fraternities and sororities: Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity, Alpha Nu Omega Sorority, Alpha Psi Lambda Co-Ed Latin Fraternity, Lambda Theta Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi. Sigma Lambda Beta was recently approved to start this fall, but does not yet have any members. MGC is the main group that governs, advocates, and promotes its member organizations to the university community. Additionally, they will develop programming to promote academic and social excellence. Cynthia Gutierrez, President: firstname.lastname@example.org Myrleia Maia, Vice President: email@example.com
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing organization for the seven historically African American Greek fraternities and sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho. NPHC governs these groups as well as promoting interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. Collene O’Reilly, President: NPHCPresident@fau.edu Del Davis, Executive Vice President: NPHCExecVP@fau.edu 2 OWL TIMES | SEPT 23, 2010
National Pan-Hellenic Council Alpha Kappa Alpha Who we are: We are a group of women whose purpose is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.” What we’re known for: We’re mainly known for our community service on and off campus. Programs
Delta Sigma Theta Who we are: At the birth of Delta Sigma Theta in Jan. 13, 1913 at Howard University, 22 dynamic founders envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavors and community service. Our founders demonstrated a vital concern in the need for black women to be politically aware and involved. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest black women’s organization in the world with a membership that exceeds over 230,000 educated college women. As an organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has traditionally addressed the issues of the time. Our courageous founders were the only group of black women to participate in the Women’s Suffrage March on March 26, 1913.
Omega Psi Phi Who we are: Omega Psi Phi was founded at Howard University in Washington, DC, in 1911. The Cardinal Principle is Manhood Scholarship Perseverance Uplift. The Motto is “Friendship is Essential to the Soul”. The FAU chapter, Sigma Delta Delta, was founded Dec. 7, 1995. With this chapter, “You can’t be my brother if you’re not my friend.” What we’re known for: Street Adoption in Delray, Miss Omega Psi Phi Scholarship Hunt, Yearly Book Drive for new schools throughout the United States,
Zeta Phi Beta Who we are: We are a Community conscious action-oriented organization founded on Friday, Jan. 16, 1920, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., that believe in and live by the following principles; Scholarship, service, sisterly love and Finer Womanhood. Our colors are Royal Blue and Pure White. Our chapter, The “Prestigious” Pi Eta, is the first black Greek-lettered organization at FAU, chartered on May 29, 1976. What we’re known for: Essence of Finer-
on-campus consisting of: Back to School Supply Give-A-Way (on the Breezeway), our academic study sessions, our economic and etiquette forums, and social events. Why rush: Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greeklettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Who should join: Membership is extended to distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and women who are interesting in getting involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Contact: President Fedjyni Gaspard, Fgaspar2@fau. edu or SigmaIotaChapterofAKA@gmail.com
What we’re known for: On Campus we are known for our on our Annual Thanksgiving Grub. Our chapter holds an annual Thanksgiving Grub two days prior to Thanksgiving to serve the students, staff, and community who are unable to go home for the holidays. We usually do this event with the fraternities Kappa Alpha Psi and Lambda Theta Phi as well as the Latin Sorority Lambda Theta Alpha Why rush: What kind of students are you looking for? Our goal is to select women who not only meet the basic requirements, but also exceed them. Deltas continue the tradition of excellence in all aspects. Therefore, Delta Sigma Theta invites all women to apply who exhibit excellent personal and professional characteristics with high morals, and who have a commitment to giving back in service to the community. Contact: Chapter email: Dst_xiepsilon@hotmail.com / Chapter website: xiepdst.com
Relay for Life, Charles R. Drew Bone Marrow Drive, Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, and the Heart Walk. Why rush: You shouldn’t rush Omega Psi Phi but rather have the want to become an Omega Man. This Fraternity looks for men not numbers. “We rather have 8 men with the True Omega Spirit than have 80 with Lukewarm Enthusiasm.” Who should join? We are looking for students with a 2.5 or higher (preferably higher), who are active amongst the community (school and local), hold leadership positions, want to help uplift others at all times and are dedicated and hard working individuals. Contact: President: Fritz Limousin, 954-471-4011 Chapter email: SDDQues1911@yahoo.com
Womanhood and Too Blessed to be Stressed events. Why rush: “…I believe that no [other] organization could have been founded upon principles that were so near and dear to all of our hearts.” (Myrtle Tyler, founding member of ZΦB) Who should join: “[In the ideal collegiate situation] there is a Zeta in a girl regardless of race, creed, or color, who has high standards and principles, a good scholarly average and an active interest in all things that she undertakes to accomplish.” (Viola Tyler, founding member of ZΦB) Contact: Pi Eta chapter email: Pietachap_ZPHIB@ yahoo.com
In Brief... DRINKING FOR A GOOD PURPOSE
Abacoa Town Center, right next to the MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, is hosting the second Annual Alumni & Friends Pub Crawl on Friday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. You can purchase a wristband at any participating merchant for $10 and enjoy food and beverage specials throughout Abacoa Town Center. All proceeds go to benefit FAU scholarships. For more information, call 561799-8105 or email kyates3@ fau.edu.
YOU CAN RUN WITH THE PUMPKINS
The inaugural 5K Pumpkin Run to benefit FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, on the Boca Raton campus. There will also be a one-mile fun run/walk and games for kids, including bounce houses and a jumbo slide. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. Register to run at www.fau.edu/ pumpkinrun.
LEARN HOW TO TAKE BETTER NOTES Hone your notetaking skills with a free workshop from the Office for Students with Disabilities. All FAU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. The sessions will be held in the OSD office on the Boca Raton campus, in SU 80, Room 132. here are the session dates... l Sept. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. l Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to noon l Oct. 6, 2 to 4 p.m. l Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to noon. To register or get more information, contact Michelle Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-297-3880.
College Panhellenic Association Alpha Delta Pi Who we are: Alpha Delta Pi was founded as The Adelphean Society in 1851, as the first secret society for women, at the first college in the world to grant degrees to women. Today, 159 years later, the values of our six founders; scholarship, sisterhood, service and self, are the same as those that the sisters of the newly installed Theta Kappa Chapter at FAU strive
Alpha Xi Delta Who we are: In 1893, 10 young women at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois, shared a dream of a national organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Their dream became one of the oldest women’s fraternities in the United States. Since its founding over 117 years ago, we continue to emphasize the ideals of our Founders: sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service to our communities. What we’re known for: Our Football FenXi, a 7-on-7 tournament benefiting Autism Speaks.
Delta Phi Epsilon Who we are: Founded at New York University Law School on March 17, 1917, our motto is, “Esse Quam Videri” which means to be rather than to seem to be. We strive to promote a true feeling of sisterly love through the interaction of sympathetic and friendly natures. What we’re known for: Deepher Dude, a male beauty pageant (whoever wins helps us in
Theta Phi Alpha Who we are: We strive to meet the core values of Theta Phi Alpha: Sisterhood, Scholarship, leadership, and service. We pride ourselves on our academic achievements, successful philanthropic events and our sisterhood, which is like no other. We are comprised of women from all over the world who share honesty, love and loyalty to one another.
to live by daily. Our symbol, the diamond, our mascot, the lion and our open motto “We Live For Each Other” represent the strength and loyalty of our members. What we’re known for: Black Diamond Ball (Spring Formal), Mallard Ball (Fall Formal, camouflage attire). Philanthropy Events for Ronald McDonald House Charities, including our Breezeway Pop Tab War competition and Home for the Holidays as well as frequent visits to the RMH of Fort Lauderdale. Why rush: At Alpha Delta Pi, we are a sisterhood
of friends, a family of individuals, and a home away from home. We embrace every woman’s uniqueness and we encourage and support each other’s goals and dreams. If you’re looking for a place to come home to at FAU, we hope you’ll consider ADPi. Who should join: Passionate and committed leaders interested in creating new campus traditions in order to build a legacy for Alpha Delta Pi at FAU, all while making long-lasting memories and friends! Contact: President Courtney Glabman at email@example.com, 561-827-1661
Every year, we send an average of 7 girls to UIFI, a leadership conference during the summer that teaches members to become a better leader on campus and to enhance your organization. We are the only sorority on campus that sends members to this program. We also have a structured Academic Program that gives members set study hours based on their academic excellence. Why rush: Alpha Xi Delta offers you a wonderful opportunity to meet great women, friends, and sisters, but also to become an upstanding woman through your experiences as a member. Our sisterhood’s mission is “Inspiring Women to Realize Their Potential.” This is not just our mission; it’s a promise. A promise to a sister that we will always
push her to strive to be a better person, as well as an enhanced sister of Alpha Xi Delta. Who should join: We’re looking for sensational women that are willing to dedicate their time, effort, and hearts to our values of sisterhood, service to our community, and commitment of being leaders amongst our peers. Joining Alpha Xi Delta presents the opportunity to belong to an organization not only throughout your college years, but also throughout a lifetime. But over all, we want down to earth girls that want to enjoy their college years to the fullest, and are looking for a home away from home. Contact: President Erica Gennaro firstname.lastname@example.org
promoting our sisterhood). We also put on a Poker tournament in the fall, we usually give out a VISA gift card to the top 10 winners. In Spring ’10 we put on a homerun derby event with the FAU Baseball team and this year we are in hopes of putting together an event with the FAU football team. Why rush: Delta Phi Epsilon is a home away from home, within our organization we have many different types of women with different outlooks on life, so someone will fit in no matter what. We are constantly involved with our philanthropies and community service event. Even though we work
hard for our community, we do have time for fun and sister bonding time. Being apart of Delta Phi Epsilon is a great way to get you ahead in the real world, while making friends at the same time. Who should join: We are looking for hardworking, funloving and classy individuals that would be a great benefit to our organization. Ladies that would help us get ahead and improve ourselves, as well as challenge us to be better than what we are today. Contact: President Jennifer Hernandez, Jennifer.email@example.com
What we’re known for: We hold a Tea Party to benefit the Lisa Boccard Foundation. Last year we raised over $7,000. We can always be seen with our sisters having fun at events such as karaoke, jet ski-ing, formals on a yacht, sushi nights, bowling, or just spending time with each other. Why rush: Theta Phi Alpha is an extraordinary group of women who come from diverse backgrounds. You join a life-long circle of friends, an amazing social network, an opportunity to develop leadership skills and a strong sisterhood
to support you in your tough times. Theta Phi Alpha makes you a better person by encouraging you to take on new challenges and discover your strengths. Who should join: Theta Phi Alpha is looking for great woman to join our sisterhood. We pride ourselves on having a well-rounded sister who participates in all aspects of life and lives a balanced life. Contact: President Geori Berman, gberman4@ fau.edu, 561-305-8843, http://tpafau.com
Owl Times Issue Six, Volume One | September 23, 2010
STAFF Michele Boyet Rachael Joyner Michael Koretzky
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What happens after you join? FAU’s Greek Life Ofﬁce will host its annual “So, Now What?” program for new members and seniors on Oct. 8. This workshop is for new members who have joined their organization after February 2010 and senior members who will be graduating in December 2010 or May 2011. The program offers students a chance to reﬂect on their experiences in their fraternity or sorority and decide either how to make your memories more impactful, or how to pursue alumni membership after you graduate. When: Oct. 8, noon to 3 p.m. Where: Live Oak, behind the Boca campus Student Union register: http://faufslife.wufoo. com/forms/q7x3p3/
Alpha Nu omega WHo We Are: Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. was founded on November 3, 1988 at Morgan State University with Evangelist Shirley K. Russell as the Visionary Founder and Doral R. Pulley along with Joyce Mungo as the Founding Presidents of the organization. ANΩ was founded to become the Christian Alternative on the college campus and to be able to minister to the needs of the whole person (spirit, soul and body). Many changes have occurred along the way as ANΩ grew, two of these major changes 4 OWL TIMES | SEPT 23, 2010
Multicultural Greek Council
Alpha Psi lambda WHo We Are: Alpha Psi Lambda-National, Inc. The nation’s 1st and largest coed Latin-based fraternity was founded in 1985 at The Ohio State University. Since then it has grown to include 21 chapters throughout the nation. Alpha Psi Lambda is based on the principles of academics, diversity and community involvement. We are more than just a fraternity, Somos Una Familia. WHAT We’re KNoWN For: We host various events at FAU that both educate and incorporate our goals and values. Our main events are held in the spring during our founders’ week. For more information about our events see www. apsi2006.com. WHy rUsH: Our intake process helps build stronger leaders and shows individuals what it means to be part of a true familia. WHo sHoUld joIN: We’re looking for those individuals who want to become great leaders in their communities and abroad. CoNTACT: President Sergio Perez 561-2835712
are that in the Spring of 1991 we decided to become a Non-Hazing organization and that we will also be operating as two distinct entities (Fraternity and Sorority) but still be bound by the same constitution. WHAT We’re KNoWN For: On this campus we are known for our annual Back to School Concert, Stomp the Yard (where both fraternity and sorority perform and minister through step), My Diary (an event where the idea of love and lust is explored and bring to light what God thinks about these things) and our Outdoor Prayer. WHy rUsH: We are an organization that puts God first in everything that we do. We make
lambda Theta Alpha WHo We Are: Lambda Theta Alpha was founded in 1975 in Kean University, NJ, as a Latina sorority. We are the FIRST and LARGEST Latina sorority in the nation, but we are Latina by tradition not by definition! We have sisters that represent more than 150 ethnicities all around the world, with more than 125 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, we are constantly growing. Our purpose is to develop strong leaders and cater to the needs of the universal woman. WHAT We’re KNoWN For: Our national philanthropy is St.Judes Children’s Research Hospital. We participate in monthly fundraisers and community service activities all over Florida such as the Walk for Myeloma and Out of the Darkness Walk. Our chapter at FAU participates in relay for life, heart walk, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and we have an annual HIV/ AIDS Banquet. WHy rUsH: Lambda Theta Alpha does not participate in rush, instead we have an ongoing interest group where interested ladies participate in chapter like activities all throughout the year to find out more about our sorority and get to know the sisters. Lambda Theta Alpha is a sisterhood for a lifetime, that will open doors and provide a sisterhood based on Unity, Love and Respect. As an academic sorority, we strive to maintain a high standard of learning while having fun WHo sHoUld joIN: As an academic sorority, we are looking for ladies that strive for academic excellence and are looking for a committed sisterhood. CoNTACT: Recruitment Chair Julissa Ayala, 321-848-3250 Orientation Advisor Christina Moreno, 954-8717251
ourselves available to our campus to reflect the love of Jesus Christ. We all have a passion to see lives change for the better and to impact them with what God had gifted us with. Not only do we reach out to our campus but we also reach out to our community. WHo Are yoU looKING For: We are looking for women who believe in God and in Jesus Christ. We are also looking for women who are bold and desire to see people’s life change. CoNTACT: anqsorority_omicron@ yahoo.com, President Naria Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 954-708-6968
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so how do I Go Greek, anyway? Here are nine helpful tips for navigating the recruitment process, straight from FAU’s Greek Life Office...
sigma Gamma rho* WHo We Are: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and economically. WHAT We’re KNoWN For: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is known for coordinating events to involve, educate, and positively influence the student body as a whole. Some of our national programs include Project Reassurance, Buckle Up America, The March of Dimes, and Operation Big Book Bag. We are also known for having events that involve the student body and enhance participation on campus. WHy rUsH: As a leading international, nonprofit, community service organization, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service. The “Oh So Pretty”, Pi Eta Chapter at FAU stands very firmly by these principles and truly believes that education comes first. If you are looking for an organization that truly promotes education, leadership skills, and build a bond of life long friendships and experiences that will be with you forever; then Sigma Gamma Rho is for you. WHo sHoUld joIN: We are looking for young women who have outstanding character and poise and must believe that community service and education are important factors of their life. Additionally, we are looking for young women who are dedicated, focused and well rounded; who would like to join a sisterhood of women that live by the same morals and values. CoNTACT: Recruitment Chair Kristina Hall-Michel, email@example.com, 561-865-6217 *Editor’s note: Sigma Gamma Rho belongs to the National Pan-Hellenic Council
The recruitment/intake process can be intimating, but the best advice for potential members is the simplest: Be yourself. As weird as the process may feel, everyone is simply trying to get to know each other in a short time, so make sure you stay true to yourself in order to find your best fit.
Have genuine and honest conversations
Just as the fraternity and sorority members are trying to get to know you, you should be trying to get to know them as well. Make sure you’re talking about things that matter to you. Seek out real conversations and people you connect with, because those people are your potential brothers or sisters – and if the conversation is not there now, it most likely won’t be there once you get a bid of membership.
spend time really getting to know the members
Meet as many people as you can and make real connections with them. This sounds like a lot of work but the chapters are meeting a lot of people throughout recruitment and you will want the most people possible to remember your name and face. Additionally, you will want to make sure that you like the people who are currently in the chapter, not just one or two members.
expose yourself to the chapter experience
Ask questions about what the chapter does. You will want to get a sense of what type of events the chapter is involved with, what they value, and what kind of things they hope their members will be a part of. Knowing these things ahead of time will help ensure that you are joining an organization that is similar to yourself and you know you will enjoy.
seek accurate information
You have a right to accurate information regarding the chapters. Make sure you visit the fraternity and sorority life website, www.fau.edu/greeklife and check out reports or chapter profile information provided. You can also stop by the Greek Life Office located in the Boca Raton Student Union, Room 218, if you have more unanswered questions.
look for the group where you feel most comfortable
At the end of the day, you should ask yourself: “Do I see myself as a member of this organization?” If you cannot answer that question with a yes, then it’s probably not the right choice. You will want to join the organization where you feel the most relaxed and comfortable.
Keep an open mind
Again, the recruitment/intake process can be very a strange and unsettling experience, but it is good advice to simply keep an open mind. There are a lot of rumors and falsehoods surrounding fraternities and sororities and it’s in your best interest to make your own firsthand assessment.
Trust the process
At the Greek Life Office, we believe this is the perfect phrase for the recruitment/intake process. What is supposed to happen for you always does. Don’t get too caught up in the day-to-day aspects, just make sure you complete the whole process. If you don’t get a bid or an organization doesn’t think you are a good fit for them right now, continue to check out everyone else before you give up.
Fraternities and sororities are supposed to be a good time and something that enhances your college experience, not something that’s a stressor in your already stressful life. Relax and have fun!
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A word on hazing from FAU’s Greek Life Office Hazing of active or new members is illegal and forbidden. Hazing is defined as any act that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person, embarrasses, frightens, or degrades a person or which destroys or removes public/ private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership, in a group, organization/team. The expressed or implied consent of the alleged person against whom the actions have been taken will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not considered a neutral act; it is a contribution to the act of hazing. FAU expects that each chapter evaluate the mission and purpose of its new membership program to ensure it is making a positive contribution toward the development of new members. Any reported incident of hazing will result in an investigation and possible accountability proceedings by the University, Inter/national organization, and even local law enforcement. Simply put, zero-tolerance will be provided when it comes to the act of hazing. Additional information on hazing law and hazing prevention may be found at the following sites: www.hazingprevention.org, www.hazinglaw.com and www.stophazing.com. If you have been a victim or witness to hazing please feel free to contact the FAU Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 561-297-1245. You may also contact the National Anti-Hazing Hotline, Toll-Free; at 1- 888-NOT-HAZE...all information will remain confidential.
National Hazing Prevention Week
National Hazing Prevention Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 1) is a way to bring attention to the problem of hazing locally. The goal is to educate parents, faculty and staff, students, community members, and local and campus police so they can more easily recognize hazing and have the skills to intervene if hazing occurs. According to the Greek Life Office: “The ultimate goal of these efforts, however, is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place. That goal will only be accomplished through strong educational efforts, diligent policy enforcement and comprehensive and on-going efforts on each campus and within all organizations.” Here are the activities planned for FAU’s National Hazing Peevention Week... l Letter writing campaign to NFL & ESPN on the Breezeway 11-1 p.m. l Guest Bloggers on www.fau.edu/greeklife and “Greek Life @ FAU” Facebook page l Fraternity & Sorority Brown Bag debating hazing in professional sports at the Student Union Palmetto Palm Room, 12-1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28. l Wear your jersey or organizational T-shirt and anti-hazing button around campus to show your commitment to stop hazing. For more info, see www.hazingprevention.org 6 OWL TIMES | SEPT 23, 2010
Alpha Epsilon Pi Who we are: Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. We have maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career. Alpha Epsilon Pi’s role is to encourage the Jewish student to remain dedicated to Jewish ideals, values, and ethics and to prepare the student to be one of tomorrow’s leaders so that he may help himself, his family, his community, and his people. What we’re known for: AEPi Princess event. Why rush: To become a stronger Jewish man and leader in the community Who should join: Students who have Jewish values, are academically driven, and have leadership qualities. Contact: President Michael Krammer, mkrammer@ aepifa.com, 954-494- 2333
Delta Tau Delta Who we are: The Iota Nu chapter of Delta Tau Delta at FAU exemplifies our national motto of being “committed to lives of excellence.” We strive to honor our 152-year legacy by excelling in academics, athletics, philanthropy, and campus involvement. In addition to being the reigning champions of Greek Week, Delta Tau Delta also boasts the highest GPA of any IFC chapter at FAU. What we’re known for: Delts at FAU have an unrivaled level of school spirit and campus involvement. We tailgate every event and support FAU athletics with a passion. Delta Tau Delta also has a long tradition of philanthropy and community service. In addition to our national philanthropy, Adopt-A-School, we also support local and national military veterans organizations and the Salvation Army. Why rush: Delta Tau Delta at Florida Atlantic University has built a brotherhood that will not only last for the time that brothers are undergraduates, but a brotherhood that will last a lifetime. Our local and national brotherhood also boasts unparalleled leadership and networking opportunities that transcend the rank of undergraduate and alumnus. Who should join: Delta Tau Delta fraternity welcomes men of distinction from all backgrounds. We select our members based on academics, leadership, and community and campus involvement. Prospective Delts must possess high moral character, integrity, and a strong desire to better themselves, their fraternity, their school, and everyone around them. Contact: Vice President of Recruitment Andrew Ivins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-741-3256 President Gary Richardson, 609-424-7777
Phi Delta Theta Who we are: Phi Delta Theta is the newest greek organization on campus and currently working toward becoming a chapter. The Fraternity was founded in 1848 on three main principals; Friendship, Sound learning, and Moral Rectitude. The members of this colony are looking for men who will take up the task of starting a new organization and bare the responsibility of being a founding father. What we’re known for: Our organization is currently establishing new events and programs that we will be known for. If you want to be apart of establishing tradition and a legacy at FAU contact our recruitment chair today! Why rush: To become apart of FAU history and be better connected with the leaders of many campus organizations. Some of our members include; Student Body President Ayden Maher, Boca House Speaker Josh Pollock, Rotaract Club President/Founder & SG Multicultural Programming Director Shamal Williams, Film Club President Peter Amirato, FAU Offensive Lineman Andrew Czuprynski, Campus Independents Club Founder & Political Radio Panelist Nicholas Scalice, and that’s just to name a few. We also currently have the highest GPA of all Greek organizations on campus. Who should join: Leaders, gentlemen and scholars. Contact: President Josh Pollock, email@example.com, 407-406-4591, Recruitment Chair Billy Kirali, bkiraly@ fau.edu, 561-714-4520
Pi Kappa Alpha Who we are: Pi Kappa Alpha is an organization based on the four cornerstones of Scholar, Leader, Athlete, and Gentleman. Our brothers embody these traits along with a drive for the service and advancement of the community in which we live. What we’re known for: We are known for our participation with the American Cancer Society with their big yearly events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Relay for Life. Why rush: If you are a Scholar, Leader, Athlete, and Gentleman and would like to be a part of something bigger than yourself then you should rush Pi Kappa Alpha. Pi Kappa Alpha will teach you many things that you will need to know in your everyday life as well as in the business world. Who should join: We are looking for men that embody our four cornerstones as well as men who strive for excellence. Contact: President Steven Eissa, 561-346-7571, Recruitment Chair Chuck Forbes, 561-674- 6870
Sigma Alpha Mu Who we are: Sigma Alpha Mu was a fraternity founded based on jewish values. Sigma Alpha Mu is open to all men, and was founded in 1909 at the City College of New York. Sigma Alpha Mu dedicated most of its time to the Judy Fund, which assists in Alzheimer’s Research. What we’re known for: Sammy Sweatheart. Upcoming and new programs include Athletic Combine and Sammy water fest. Why rush: While other organizations on college campuses our based around your time spent at the university, Sigma Alpha Mu thrives off the life relationship and bonds. With an academic mindset and built tradition of over 100 years nationwide, Sigma Alpha Mu should be the right choice for you. Just come home and join the Sammy Family! Who should join: Sigma Alpha Mu is looking for scholars and leaders, who rather create new paths that will expand off the old, while still carrying on tradition. Sigma Alpha Mu is open to all men, and welcome any gentlemen with bright ideas and congruent values that are congruent with our organization Contact: President Kyle Riegler, 813334-2765, V.P. Recruitment Chad Vetstein, 954-850-1794
Alpha Tau Omega Who we are: Alpha Tau Omega is America’s leadership Fraternity. Our chapter was established in 1969 making us Florida Atlantic University’s first fraternity on campus. We pride ourselves on having the most school spirit. What we’re known for: Every Fall we help construct the annual bonfire prior to the start of each football season. Our signature philanthropy event is called Tau Cuts. We are also in the midst of a new
tradition this year with a charity softball tournament. Why rush: If you’re looking for a place where you belong, a place to have fun, and a place where you can grow and develop in meaningful ways – a place to experience life with like-minded individuals. ATO is that place. But more than a place, Alpha Tau Omega is an opportunity. It gives you the opportunity to be part of something much bigger than a college experience, something that makes a difference and something with a strong values-based foundation. Since 1865, Alpha Tau Omega has been a provider of amazing opportunities. More than 200,000 men have become ATOs and taken advantage of an experience that is like nothing else. As America’s Leadership Development Fraternity, ATO provides a
great opportunity for young men who are looking for a true fraternity experience. The opportunity to become an ATO is unlike any other opportunity at FAU. Alpha Tau Omega provides you the opportunity to be involved and to be part of an organization that can provide the resources and support necessary to help you achieve your goals. ATO is your opportunity to create a lasting footprint at FAU, the community and your life. Who should join: We look for the well-balanced student who is looking for an opportunity to get involved with the community in order to enhance his college experience. Contact: President Justin Lubor, 561699-5689, Vice President Alex Smith, 954629-3320
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Alpha Xi Delta, one of the nation’s oldest women’s fraternities, is an organization dedicated to inspiring its members to realize their fullest potential. We encourage you to learn more about us!
What This Year Has In Store For
Sorority Recruitment - September Alpha Xi Delta Bid Day - Septem
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14th Alpha Xi Delta Presents All Greek Social - October 17th Semi-Annual Football FrenXi - Nov ember 7th Contact Info: Chapter President Erica Gennaro email@example.com Membership Vice President Tiffany Holmsted firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.Fau.alphaxidelta.org
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