this issue: pg 1: Emerging Leaders Conference pg 2: Senior Spotlight, Senior Events pg 3: Reminders pg 4: Opportunities/Career Corner http://www.greeklife.uconn.edu/
pg 5: Congratulations!
The 2012 Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC), hosted by OFSL, will take place on February 11, 2012 from 10:30am to 4:00pm in the Student Union. This year’s theme is “Discover Your Direction” and our keynote speak will be Judy Preston, Chair of the UConn Greek Alumni Network (UGAiN). Emerging leaders from every chapter will be in attendance and will have the opportunity to explore various facets of leadership, begin to establish themselves in the fraternity and sorority community, and discover the direction that they hope to take as a rising leader. We cannot wait to see you there!!
This is what the nominator had to say: “Jonathan Cáez is an example of an outstanding Greek Senior! He is a founding brother of the University of Connecticut Colony of Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. and invests his time and dedication to making a difference here at UConn. Jonathan is currently the president of his organization and works hard to promote the Latino culture through community service and societal awareness. Most significantly, Jonathan has helped to organize a phenomenal event on UConn’s campus, The Lambda Legacy—The Untold Story, an open informational that educated our campus on the history of Latin fraternities at the University of Connecticut. Along with being a dedicated brother of Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., Jonathan is a second-year intern at the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. This year, he has diligently been working on the Greek Community Newsletter and the Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards. Jonathan is an inspiring student and surely a leader in our Greek community!”
Interviewing Workshop: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Student Union 331 (Ballroom) As graduation approaches, many students find themselves receiving interviews for jobs and graduate programs. Come to this extremely useful Interviewing Workshop to learn the basics of excellent interviewing skills so you will be fully prepared and comfortable on interview day! Greek Etiquette Dinner & Networking Reception: Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Alumni Association Building First priority to attend this event goes to Greek seniors. The dinner will be an opportunity to learn common etiquette that will prove helpful through a professional career and the chance to network with fraternity and sorority alumni. Attend these great senior event and receive your FREE official Greek Senior 2012 shirt! Greek Senior Website Greek Seniors, please visit the Greek Senior website at www.greeklife.uconn.edu/seniors. The website includes useful links, resources for supporting seniors, and information about the newly formed UConn Greek Alumni Network. You will also find upcoming events for the spring semester as well as Senior Spotlight features. Feel free to submit a nomination for a deserving Greek senior to be featured as a Senior Spotlight and submit your favorite senior memory. Graduation is Coming Soon! Check out these useful websites to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything important to secure your spot at graduation! Career Services: http://www.career.uconn.edu/ Commencement Information: http://www.commencement.uconn.edu/ Senior Class Gift: http://www.foundation.uconn.edu/seniorclassgift/
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Miracle Walk Fashion Show!! Remember, HuskyTHON will be held February 18-19, 2012. Dancer registration will be closed on February 4th. Click here to register as a dancer and help raise money for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! Spin-A-THON will be on February 11th from 10am to 5pm. There will be 6 theme rides, four 60 minute rides ($5 donation) and two 90 minute rides ($6 donation). Register now on helpmakemiracles.org/event/spinathon.
The Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) Annual Conference will take place in Hartford, CT from Thu. Feb. 23 to Sat. Feb. 25. Thirty representatives from all four councils (IFC, IGC, NPHC, and Panhellenic) will represent the UConn fraternity/sorority community. The conference consists of three days of workshops, general sessions, idea sharing, and leadership development concluding with an awards program to recognize the outstanding efforts of Greek communities in the Northeast.
The 2012 Fraternity and Sorority Life Arête Awards are scheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd at 6pm in the Rome Ballroom. Chapter presidents are handling chapter RSVPs. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate individuals in the community who have accomplished great things as well as excellence in chapter operations. Contact Jamel Catoe at Jamel.Catoe@uconn.edu if you have questions about the awards program. If you are interested in attending, please talk with your chapter president.
Most chapters continue to improve their overall percentage each year. Special congratulations to the following chapters for reaching Gold-level status (90% or above of applicable points) in the 2011 accreditation year: Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Lambda Alpha Upsilon, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Zeta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Sigma, and Zeta Beta Tau. View 2011 results here.
Are you a member of the Greek Community who identifies as a lesbian, bisexual, pansexual or queer? Kristen Lang, a graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) program at the University of Vermont, is looking for participants for a study titled: “But I’m a Sorority Woman: Making Meaning of Queer Identity in Greek Life”. If you identify with any of the groups listed above and are interested in participating in Kristen’s study, please click here to fill out an initial survey. Your confidentiality will be maintained throughout the study if you choose to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristen Lang at Kristen.L.Lang@uvm.edu.
Career Corner This February Career Services will be hosting two fairs, the Internship/Co-op Career Fair which will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom and the Careers for the Common Good Fair on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm also in the Student Union Ballroom. A list of companies that will be attending each fair as well as information on how to best prepare can be found at www.career.uconn.edu. Make sure to also visit us in CUE 217 to have your résumé critiqued and learn more about these fairs and other services provided by our office!
Interested in joining the Fraternity and Sorority Peer Standards Board this semester? You must have and maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA, be available to meet biweekly (Tuesdays, 5:30pm7:00pm), and willing to critically and thoughtfully consider each case that is brought to the board to determine a productive and beneficial outcome. Please visit www.greeklife.uconn.edu to download an application. Please email Jamel Catoe at
Jamel.Catoe@uconn.edu for further information
about this exciting opportunity to get involved in the Greek Community.
Applications are due to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life by Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by 5:00pm and must be available for an interview between February 15th and 17th.
Order of Omega applications are available at www.greeklife.uconn.edu. Applications and attached resume are due Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 12:00pm. Looking for a meaningful volunteer experience for the Spring Semester? Do you enjoy working with children? Join the Husky Reads Program! (EKIN 1160, 1 credit) We are currently looking for students dedicated to service who enjoy working with children and families. We provide health and nutrition education in preschool and hospital/ clinical settings. Transportation is provided to and from the sites. The following sites times are available: Tuesday 8:30am—12:15pm Wednesday 8:30am—12:15pm Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information/permission number!
Leadership Learning Community The Leadership Learning Community is looking for 2 highly-qualified student leaders to serve as mentors to the first and second-year LLC residents. This position is a paid, live-on position in one of the singles on either the 4th or 5th floors of Eddy Hall, in Alumni Quadrangle. Previous experience in the Leadership Learning Community is not required for this position, but students must be either a Junior or a Senior for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. Applications must be completed in one sitting and submitted no later than 5:00 PM, February 8th, 2012. Please click here to apply.
Are you a survivor of domestic or sexual violence? Would you like to understand the dynamics of a healthy relationship? Would you like to gain strength and empowerment in a safe and supportive environment? Join STRONGER— a support discussion group for UConn Women. The group meets for lunch every Thursday from 12:30pm-1:30pm through the month of April. All UConn women are welcome!
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to wish a Happy Founder’s Day to Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., founded on February 19, 1982, and Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc., founded on February 20, 1994. The 5th Annual National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show occurred on January 21, 2011 in Jorgensen and it was a huge success! Congratulations to the winning fraternities, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. with 1st place and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. with 2nd place, and the winning sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with 1st place and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. with 2nd place. The National Pan-Hellenic Council wants to extend a special thanks to OFSL, SUBOG, Panhellenic, IFC, IGC, and to anyone else who supported the show! See you next year!
Congratulations to the 12 students who will join OFSL Staff Todd C. Sullivan & Kylie Corcoran on the Greek Alternative Spring Break trip to Indianapolis, March 10-17: Matthew Dempsey () [Trip Director], Alison Burke, Christine Campbell, & Hannah Cotton (), LaKeya Francis (), Christine Becker & Aubrey Boruck (), Mallory Vrabely (), Jamie Vega (), Vanessa Ball & Emily Collins (), and Greg Brennan ().
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life!
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to congratulate the brothers of Phi Gamma Delta on their January initiation! Greek of the Month Nomination Forms are available online! Please submit by the 15th of the month. www.greeklife.uconn.edu Email nominations to Brittney Yancy: email@example.com
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