September 2011 | Volume 7 | Issue 1
Pi Beta Phi Arrowspike:
RHOyal Pandamonium: Back to School Party Saturday, Sept.10th, 9:00 PM—2:00 AM Student Union, Ballroom Come start the new semester right with your favorite UCONN Poodles!!!!!This will be one of the biggest parties of the year. NOTE: All guests are REQUIRED to bring ID for entry. Doors will close at exactly 11:30pm so arrive early.
Sunday, Oct. 1st, 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Husky Village Volleyball Courts $35/team to participate Pi Beta Phi will be hosting a volleyball tournament to benefit the First Book organization.
Welcome Back! Do you need help with your résumé? Would you like some interviewing tips or career guidance? Or do you just want to learn about what Career Services has to offer? Come to CUE 217 and see us! To learn more, please visit www.career.uconn.edu
Delta Gamma Anchor Slam: Sunday, Oct. 2nd,12:30PM— 4:00 PM Towers Basketball Courts $50/team to participate Anchor Slam is a basketball tournament Delta Gamma holds annually to raise money for their philanthropy, Service for Sight and Aid to the Blind. All men and women around campus are invited to play, and form teams of 3 with 1 or 2 substitutes. During the day different teams compete against each other based off a bracket previously assembled, and a champion is determined. Each team has their own personal DG coaches who will provide water and keep score. The winning teams will be presented trophies at the end of the tournament.
National Hazing Prevention Week 2011 The Department of Career Services would like to introduce Kulsum Lalani, the new liaison between the OFSL and Career Services for the Campus Career Partners (CCP) Program. Kulsum is a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and is a member of Delta Gamma. Welcome, Kulsum!
this issue: page 1—National Hazing Prevention Week
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UConn will once again be participating in National Hazing Prevention Week this year from September 19-23. Several events will be held during the week to educate the community about the problems of hazing, but its ultimate goal is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place. The following highlights a few of the scheduled events:
Monday, Sept. 19th: Banner Campaign 10:00 AM—1:00 PM Union Market Street
Over 300 fraternity and sorority members participated in Husky Haulers and helped nearly 2,000 first-year students and their families move in on August 26th!
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An estimated 700 students participated in the All-Greek BBQ in NW Quad on August 31st, and the Greek Info Session drew 150 to the Student Union Theatre!
Information is due the 15th of the month for the information to appear in the next month’s issue.
7:00 PM—9:00 PM SU South Lobby Come by and sign the AntiHazing Banner!
page 2—Suicide Panhellenic Recruitment drew over 500 women to initially register, and a record-breaking 319 successfully completed the process! The sorority new member classes are all in the mid40s, about 10 more each than last year. For the 3rd year in a row, all 7 National Panhellenic Conference sorority chapters met their Quota, and average chapter sizes are now over 120!
Tuesday, Sept. 20th: Anti-Hazing Game Night
Come check out the Anti-Hazing Photo Campaign of the UConn Community photographed by Ari Mason of Delta Zeta and enjoy fun activities while educating yourself on ways to prevent hazing in our community.
page 3— Important Dates
page 4— Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Sept. 21st: Banner Campaign 10:00 AM—1:00 PM Union Market Street Come by and sign the Anti-Hazing Banner!
Halt Hazing Dinner with GAMMA (invite only) 5:00 PM SU 304A Dinner will be provided as members of the Greek community at UConn discuss methods to prevent hazing.
Thursday, Sept. 22nd: Anti-Hazing Council Day Each Council has coordinated a program that will facilitate discussion on hot topics related to hazing prevention.
NPHC: Film Discussion: School Daze Classroom of 1947 7:00 PM—9:00 PM
Panhellenic: Anti-Hazing Walk and Discussion SU 330
Friday, Sept. 23rd: Banner Campaign 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Union Market Street Come by and sign the Anti-Hazing Banner!
September 19th—September 24th Field of Memory
Frank Warren, Founder of PostSecrets
Student Union Field by Fairfield Way Monday, Sept. 19 – Saturday, Sept. 24
Jorgenson Theatre: Monday, September 19 7:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
The Be Aware Show You Care Flag Exhibit is a powerful and poignant visual display representing the 1000+ suicides that occur on U. S. college campuses each year. Come and personalize a flag to show your support and awareness or honor a memory of someone lost.
Frank Warren, the creator of the popular PostSecret blog, shares the stories behind the memorable postcards and secrets he has received. From deep family secrets to funny reflections, Warren has seen it all. He discusses why the blog is important, how sharing secrets helps to prevent suicide and why he has made suicide awareness part of his life's work. The Student Union Board of Governors is sponsoring this event and it is free and open to both students and the public. For more information about free tickets, please visit SUBOG, email Kelsey Brown, or call 860.486.3904.
Fun and Challenging Competition for a Cause! This year at E.O. Smith High School we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Cycle/Walk. This year the goal of the event is to get 200 participants to raise $100 each. In doing so, Roots of Development, a non-profit organization, will financially support another Haitian initiative. The event will fund the purchasing of a cement making machine, a cobblestone casting form, four reinforced wheelbarrows, and the transportation costs of getting these materials from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to La Gonave, Haiti. We are inviting clubs and organizations to team up and ride or walk on Sunday, September 18th at E.O. Smith. The bicycle route is either a 20mile, 40-mile, or 4.5-mile for children and the walk is a 5 mile through campus. We have prizes for the top three teams showing the most spirit, creativity, and having raised the most money for Roots. In addition, we will be giving one coupon for every $20 raised that will go towards the change of winning a prize. Those who raise $100 or more will receive grand prize coupons good towards the chance of winning prizes such as a 32" flat screen TV, iPods, flip cams, and more. For event details and to register, visit our site or call us. More information available at: http://www.citizeneffect.org/p/roots-cycle
Order of Omega Applications Due on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. For more information, contact Charlie Devita, email@example.com
Fraternity and Sorority Family Reception Saturday, September 24, 2011 1pm—2:30pm Student Union, 104 Greek of the Month is a recognition given to members of the Greek 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 Greek Community and the University. Please encourage your members to nominate a fraternity or sorority member every month so the members of the community can be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Nominations need to be submitted to Brittney Yancy by the 15th of every month.
Greek 101 for all new members Oct. 4 & 5, 2011 (time/location TBA)
October 9th—October 15th
Monday, Sept. 26—Wednesday, Sept. 28: First Round Royalty Balloting
Thursday, Oct. 13: Annual Lip Sync Competition
Tuesday, Oct. 4—Tuesday, Oct. 11: Homecoming Banners on Display
Friday, Oct. 14: UCONN Basketball First Night
Sunday, Oct. 9 Annual Homecoming Parade 3rd Annual Homecoming Carnival
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Royalty Pageant & Alma Mater Sing
Saturday, Oct. 15: Homecoming Football versus USF
Greek InterVarsity: A movement of Greeks who experience God and change the world. Who we are: We're about having a real relationship with God, and out of that, making an impact in our chapters, the Greek system, UConn, our country, and the world. What we do: Spiritual Discussions, Bible Studies, Prayer, Greek Conference: Fall weekend in Long Island, Spring Break: New Orleans Relief, Social Events, Leadership Development, Weekly Greek Bible Study: Thursdays 6-7pm in Student Union 303 (starting 9.15.11) Contact: Mary, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us with any questions or interest. Website: www.facebook.com/uconngreekiv
Calling All Academic Chairs!!! Scholarship Roundtable September 15, 2011 5pm—6:30pm Student Union, 303 Come receive some tools and our Scholarship Manual to take your chapter to the next level!!! For more information, contact Brittney Yancy, email@example.com.