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Panhellenic’s first recruitment retreat was a great success By Kashia Wolfe

Panhellenic VP of Recruitment

What better way to celebrate accomplishments and inspire discussion than by getting your game on? Incoming and outgoing sorority recruitment chairs had a great time February 3 at GameWorks Seattle at the Panhellenic Association’s first ever Recruitment Retreat! All 17 chapters had the opportunity to send their past and present recruitment chairs to recap the past year as well as discuss plans and ideas for Recruitment 2012. A huge thank you to all who made it out for the event! Thank you outgoing recruitment chairs for your commitment to your organizations as well as

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Greek Voice ■ Feb. 8, 2012 ■ Issue 2 ■ Volume 23

Issue 2 ■ Volume 23 ■ Feb. 8, 2012 ■ University of Washington

A Presidential Affair: Retreat Overview

The chapter presidents visited Pack forest on Jan. 2829 for the Presidents retreat. The event allows the presidents to discuss plans and also serves as a leadership development program. All of the chapters but one had representation. A group of peer facilitators comprised of eight past presidents as well as the presidents of IFC and Panhellenic were also present. Game On Recruitment Chairs from Alpha Chi Omega playing a game of air hockey

the community this past year! And incoming recruitment chairs, we cannot wait to see all that you achieve!

By Nash Springberry Sigma Phi Epsilon

On Feb. 3, students went to the Olympia for the annual Huskies on the Hill lobby day. The event kicked off with a rally on the north steps of the legislative building and was followed by 15-minute meetings with the legislators. Huskies on the Hill went well. About 150 students were able to discuss how tuition hikes, which went up 20% last year, were personally affecting them. Washington legislators know the facts pertaining to higher education, but providing the personal stories and faces to hardship was beneficial to the students’ cause. Several legislators were sup-

lation to help students. One bill sponsored by Senator Baumgartner is an amendment to make funding higher education the second priority of the state; just behind funding K-12 education. Other proposals include restoring funding to work-study programs and closing tax loop holes on research and development companies. Unfortunately, we’ll most likely face another round of tuition increases next year. The state, which pays for 36% of a student’s education, simply doesn’t have enough money for more funding. The majority of the state budget cannot be cut, which leaves higher education as an easy target.

Editors Aaron Hsieh Audrey Bastian Staff Writers Elizabeth Amos, Meredith Barrett, Mark Dunford, Katherine Faoro, Devon Geary, Daniel Gebru, Bjorn Halvorson , Sara Slayton, Julia Marquiss, Olivia Morgan, Marika Price, Elizabeth Schneider, Krista Staudinger Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Condon 223E Phone: (206) 543 1810 Website: Have story ideas for the Greek Voice? Email them to by February 15!

Greek Community Calendar

Students lobby for more funding Greek Voice Staff portive and have purposed legis-

February 6 PanhellenicRC Applications Out

February 9 - 12 AFLV Conference

February 16-18 ASUW Vagina Monologues

February 8 Standards Board Training

Alpha Gamma Delta’s Mr. Greek

February 12

February 19 Phi Kappa Psi Founder’s Day

February 15 UW Board of Regents - Special Student Meeting Greek Ambassador Application due

February 22 Delta Delta Delta Pancake Feed

February 9 Pi Beta Phi McDonalds Feed February 6 - 10 Sigma Kappa Philanthropy King of the Castle

Faculty Recognition Awards due

February 16 Delta Zeta Pancake Feed

February 23 Kappa Delta Pasta Feed ASUW Everybody, Every Body Fashion Show

Zeta Beta Tau Major:Business Fact: “I’ve traveled all over Europe, and I still like America more.”

Zeta Psi Major: International Studies and French Fact: “I am ambidextrous.”

Tau Kappa Epsilon Major: Undecided Fact: “I am 100% Icelandic.”

Phi Kappa Psi Major: Microbiology Fact: “I can speak Spanish and am the social chair.”

Joshua Spiezle Won Oh

Andy Altig

Delta Chi Major: Business Fact: “I love to make and listen to music.”

David Roberts

Alex Avakiantz

Chi Psi Major: Undecided Fact: “I have sheep at my house.”

Griffin Taylor

Cameron Nixon

Delta Upsilon Major: Business Fact: “I am from San Diego.”

Kyle McKnight

The Contestants

17th Ave House Major: Industrial Design Fact: “I have released two albums on iTunes.”

Sigma Phi Epsilon Major: Business Fact: “I can sing.”

Delta Tau Delta Major: Accounting Fact: “I can put my tongue in my nose and I am avid at hip hop dancing.”

Jack Yates

Holly Knowles Philanthropy Chair Alpha Gamma Delta

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Major: Undecided Fact: “I won Alpha Chi Omega’s pumpkin pie eating contest.”

Alpha Epsilon Pi Major: Business Fact: “My grandbig also did Mr. Greek.”

Sigma Chi Major: Business Fact: “I can do a pretty mean robot.”

Jay Schuler Prescott Pettiette

Let the best man win!

Ethan Buchan

year have worked incredibly hard. They have been attending meetings every week to discuss and plan fundraising ideas, have written numerous letters to alumni and businesses for donations, and worked on perfecting their talents and group dance. I am so proud of all of their hard work as well as the work our chapter has put forth. We have all individually fundraised over 100 dollars and held our third annual auction as well, which was on January 28th. With donations from businesses and alumni we raised $8500 at the auction alone. I encourage any and all Greek and non-Greek individuals to come to the pageant to see what our chapter and the fraternity contestants have been working so hard on over this five-month fundraising process. Mr. Greek will be held on Sunday, February 12 at 7 pm in Meany Hall. Tickets are $10 each, which may be purchased at the ticketing office at the event.

Jordan Lake

For the past several decades, Alpha Gamma Delta has been hosting Mr. Greek, which is an opportunity for gentlemen from every fraternity to participate in and win the title! Each contestant is responsible for fundraising on behalf of his chapter, display his talent, say a pick up line, and participate in a group dance. The top five contestants will be asked to answer a question to the best of his ability. The primary focus of Mr. Greek is to fundraise for Treehouse for Kids, a local non-profit organization that provides foster children opportunities that their foster family may not be able to provide. Examples of this are purchasing a school year book, a bicycle, or the chance to go to summer camp. Almost all of the money fundraised between our chapter as well as the fraternities goes towards Treehouse, with a small percentage, about 10 percent, going to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation which benefits juvenile diabetes research. Both of these organizations are very important to our chapter that we find to be incredibly worthy causes. The gentlemen from the nineteen fraternities that have been elected to participate in Mr. Greek this

Nick Garrett

Alpha Gamma Delta welcomes you to philanthropy

Alpha Delta Pi Major: Communications & History Fact: “I am a National champion in collegiate rowing.”

Gardar Olafsson

Mr. Greek


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Greek Voice ■ Feb. 8, 2012 ■ Issue 2 ■ Volume 23

Kappa Sigma Major: Industrial Design Interesting Fact: “I am only child.”

Pi Kappa Alpha Major: Business Fact: “I have heterochromia.”

Other Contestants

Louie Jachim - Beta Theta Pi, Brian Best - Theta Delta Chi, Alpha Sigma Phi


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