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Chapter and Council Presidents: Please forward the following newsletter to your members.

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

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May Greek of the Month Greek of the Month is a peer-to-peer recognition given to members of the Fraternity & Sorority Community who demonstrate outstanding leadership, service, academic accomplishment, and brotherhood/sisterhood. This individual is a person of good moral character who upholds the values of the fraternal community and the University.

Mandi Batinelli, ∆Γ Mandi has exemplified what it means to be a true Greek leader, and has continuously shown her support for the entire Greek community through her hard work in Delta Gamma. Aside from her duties as Vice President of Communication in DG where Mandi keeps track of attendance, events, chapter agendas and the service-point system, she is also able to maintain a strong GPA as well as hold a weekly job. Her nominator, Katharine Kranich of Delta Gamma said, “Mandi is never void of excitement or a great attitude. She always brings motivation, spirit, energy and fraternal pride to every event she attends.”

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In this issue: •

May Greek of the Month

Beta Theta Pi’s 4 Square

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philanthropy Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Price is Right philanthropy

Kappa Alpha Theta’s 5ΚΑΘ Walk/Run

New Greek Organizations

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Congratulations Greek Seniors! Helpful study tips for finals

Nominations for Greek of the Month are due by the 15th of each month and should be submitted to Kevin Lobdell at Kevin.Lobdell@uconn.edu. For more information and nomination forms, please visit http://www.greeklife.uconn.edu.

Beta Theta Pi’s 4 Square Philanthropy Submitted by Eric Sachs, Beta Theta Pi Beta Theta Pi stands for mutual aid and assistance, dedication to the community, and scholarship. Through hard work and dedication, we are able to accomplish all three of these objectives through our annual Four Square philanthropy. This year signifies the third year that we have hosted the event. It was held on April 13th, 2008 on Fairfield way. The beneficiary of the Four Square tournament was St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St Jude is a research hospital focused on advancing cures and finding means of prevention for fatal illnesses for kids. This hospital treats patients from all around over the United States and the world, regardless of their race, religion, nationality or ability to pay. Families never receive a bill for medical treatment rendered at St. Jude, including hospitalization, medication, travel, and lodging, if need be. For this reason, St. Jude thrives off of philanthropic efforts and were able to provide them with an immense amount of support through the Four Square tournament. All participants enjoyed food, music, and prizes while supporting St. Jude’s mission. Food was provided by a donation from Dominoe’s pizza. Everyone had a great time, despite the cold weather. Overall, our philanthropy went very well and we look forward to hosting it again next year. Congratulations to Zeta Beta Tau on winning this year’s tournament and an especially big thanks to all the different fraternities and sororities who participated and helped in supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Beta Theta Pi’s efforts.

Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Price is Right Philanthropy Submitted by Katharine Cunningham, Kappa Kappa Gamma


pital and Beta Theta Pi’s efforts.

Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Price is Right Philanthropy Submitted by Katharine Cunningham, Kappa Kappa Gamma On Wednesday, April 9, 2008, the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted their first ever version of the acclaimed television show, The Price is Right, to benefit our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental. More than two hundred fellow students were in attendance, and various organizations formed teams which had the opportunity to be randomly selected for a chance to win a prize. Prizes included gift certificates to Angellino’s, Mansfield Movieplex, Aztec Tan, Sun Capsule, Starbucks, Mets Tickets, and more. The event raised almost $900, all of which went directly to the non profit organization, Reading is Fundamental, dedicated to promote the importance of learning to read and improving overall children’s education in less advantaged areas. The event consisted of nine different rounds, and a showcase showdown, which is the chance to win the grand prize (for those unfamiliar with the Price is Right). Each round four contestants from the audience were called up to the stage by our two hosts Arthur Colon of AEPi and Eric Phillips of Delta Chi, and would go on to bid against each other on a random household item. Whoever bid the closest to the correct amount went on to play a game for the chance to win a prize. The audience was very involved with their cheering and support of team members, and overall it was a very successful and entertaining event which received excellent feedback while benefiting a good cause. It was our first year attempting to put on an event of this kind, and we hope to make it bigger and better in the years to come.

5ΚΑΘ ΚΑΘ Walk/Run

Congratulations to our Greek Seniors!

We hope you continue to stay involved in the Greek community as alumni. Best of luck in the future!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta at their annual 5KAO Walk/Run Philanthropy to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to welcome the following organizations to the UConn Greek Community! Multicultural Greek Council Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. The mission of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc is to maintain its Fraternal existence by instilling values that nurture and perpetuate the continual growth and development of the individual through academic achievement, cultural awareness, righteousness, friendship and Loyalty while fostering ethical behavior, leadership and philanthropy. Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. The mission of Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity is to be a network of professionals that promotes brotherhood, scholarship and service to the community. The fraternity promotes brotherhood by providing its members personal and professional support on an undergraduate and alumni level. National Pan-Hellenic Council Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assis-


National Pan-Hellenic Council Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and political awareness and involvement. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is “Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One”. The major programs of the Fraternity are based upon the organization’s principles, scholarship, leadership, fidelity, citizenship, and brotherhood. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., an international organization of college and professional men, was founded in 1914 at Howard University and has as its principles, brotherhood, scholarship and service. These principles are exhibited by the fraternity motto, "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity."

Helpful study tips for Finals 1. Don’t panic and make too much of finals 2. Don’t relax and make too little of finals 3. Make time for “renewing” activities 4. Use an effective study method (see below for specific tips) 5. Get enough sleep 6. Resist the urge to party 7. Arrive on time 8. Follow the rules of good exam taking 9. Don’t worry about others finishing earlier than you 10. When the exam is over, let it go!

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to wish everyone best of luck on finals and a great summer!

Taken from the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Health Education. For more information, please visit: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/ohe/library/mental/finals.htm

To submit events and for the most up to date calendar, please visit: www.greeklife.uconn.edu Student Union, Room 302 Phone: (860) 486-4710 www.greeklife.uconn.edu

To submit articles to the newsletter, please email Victoria Thai at student0525@ad.uconn.edu


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