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Greek Life Newsletter Department of Student Activities Volume 1, Number 1

October 2005

In This Issue

• Homecoming 2005! • Delta Gamma AnchorSlam & Charity Jean Sale • Pi Kappa Alpha’s “DreamGirl” Calendars • Greek Week 2006 • Greek of the Month

Homecoming 2005!

With homecoming quickly approaching, many organizations have been keeping busy with participating in the homecoming festivities whether by practicing their lip sync dances, developing an Alma Mater group, participating in voting for Homecoming King and Queen, painting their banners, or building their floats. Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Phi Epsilon hold the first place title for Homecoming 2004, and it looks like this year will be another one of tough competition! Good Luck to every organization participating!

• Student Staff

Delta Gamma AnchorSlam & Jean Sale

Congratulations! Congratulations to Andrew Callahan for being recognized as Beta Theta Pi’s National “Beta of the Week.” Andrew was recognized for his leadership with the InterFraternity Council in increasing participation and financial accountability.

Contact Us Student Union, Room 302 (860) 486-6588

The sisters of Delta Gamma have been working actively with the Mansfield Lion’s Club and will be hosting their annual Anchorslam basketball tournament on October 15th from 10-3 on the North Basketball Courts. All UConn organizations have been invited to organize a team and play in the tournament. Additionally all teams will be competing for points throughout the week, through contests such as: Penny Wars, Anchor collecting, “Most Beautiful Eyes” and “Anchorman”. These contests will help each team earn points for the overall competition. This philanthropy event is being led under the direction of Amanda Banack and Jacky Cieplensky. In addition to Anchorslam, the sisters of Delta Gamma are very excited about the Jean Sale they will be hosting on October 28th at the African America Cultural Center from 12-5. Designer jeans will be sold at a fraction of the regular price!

Pi Kappa Alpha’s DreamGirl Calendar Sale

Pi Kappa Alpha has taken a unique approach to executing their philanthropic efforts. Pike created it’s first ever DreamGirl Calendar selecting women who entered their pageant during the Spring 2005 semester. This calendar features nine UConn women, most of whom are members of sororities, representing the nine month academic calendar. Members of the Greek community will easily recognize these featured women and are encouraged to support them and the brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha. This calendar is not just for the brothers of fraternities; sorority members are also encouraged to support their featured sister and the other women of UConn sorority life. The Pike DreamGirl calendar will sell for only $5, can be easily purchased through email, and will then be exchanged during IFC meetings. This is a unique approach to philanthropic work and the brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha hope the Greek Community will support this idea through their donations. All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. To place an order, email Ryan San George at


Wed, Oct 26th Husky Village @ 5pm

Greek Week 2006- April 2-8th

Greek Week is the annual campus celebration of fraternities and sororities at Uconn. Greek Week 2006 kickoff celebrations will be on Sunday, April 2, 2006– so mark your calendars now! Greek Week 2006 is open to all Greek-lettered organizations on campus. Currently, we have begun the selection process for the new Greek Week Management Team. If interested in applying, please email Alex Deeb ( for the application and job descriptions. Applications are due to Alex by Wednesday, October 19th and short interviews will be scheduled for Friday, October 21st.

Greek of the Month

GREEK OF THE MONTH This could be you! ______________________ Please submit nominations to Jess Smestad

Since there are so many outstanding individuals in our Greek community, the Greek Life Staff would like to introduce a new recognition piece called Greek of the Month. This is part of the new recognition program for our Greek community! 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 Jess Smestad ( by the 15th of every month. While this will usually be the case, the due date for this month (October) is the 21st. The recipients will be chosen and announced Nov. 1st.


Welcome Greek Life Student Staff

Attention!!! All New Members & New Member Educators

Hot Topics: Alcohol Awareness Oct 19th @ 6-7pm in SU 304B * min. of 75% of a chapter’s new members MUST attend.

We have been very lucky to have four wonderful undergraduate student staff members collaborating with our Greek Life Staff as well as our Graduate Assistant and Graduate Intern. They are assisting in a number of areas and with a number of projects– everything from manual development and marketing tools, to leadership workshops and Chapter Management Policy submissions. Our four student staff members are Chris Cantu, Amanda Rapolla, Sarah Seward, and Jenna Tamburro. David Daniels joins us from the Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program (HESA) as our Graduate Intern this year. Thanks go out to them for all of their hard work!

HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE HALLOWEEN! Remember… event notification paperwork needs to be submitted to the Greek Life Staff at least 2 weeks prior to any event involving alcohol!

Volume 1, Issue 1 - October 2005