FSL Weekly Newsletter

Week of: January 13, 2020

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Spring 2020 Involvement Fair

Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms.

Fall 2019 Grade Report

In progress

Spring 2020 Sober Monitor Trainings

Each session is capped at 20 attendees. All chapters must have at least one representative to attend a training before social events are approved. Past trainings count towards the one representative requirement.


Trainings will take place in the Student Health Services Conference Room 111/112.


Sign-up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4ea8a62ba2f85-spring
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Advisor Agreement Form*: Due Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.

Per the 2020 FSL Policy Handbook:


Fraternities and sororities must retain at least one SIUC faculty or staff member working full-time at the university as an organization advisor.


Organizations will be asked to have their advisors sign an agreement each semester expressing their commitment to serve. These advisors must submit the Advisor Form to the Office of Student Engagement. Organizations shall have thirty (30) business days to secure a new advisor, beginning on the received date of a written resignation of the current advisor, or from the due date of updated registration materials.


While the university requires every RSO to have a faculty/staff advisor, the Office recognizes that a chapter may have more than one advisor. Organizations are encouraged to have multiple advisors to support their operations.


*This form will be presented at the FSL Leadership Retreat.

Chapter Anti-Hazing Compliance Form*: Due Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.

Per the 2020 FSL Policy Handbook:


All SIU fraternities and sororities must file a Chapter Anti-Hazing Compliance Form annually with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to certify compliance with state, University, and national organization policies.

Failure to turn in this form before the deadline set by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will result in the loss of chapter recognition.


*This form will be presented at the FSL Leadership Retreat.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. &


Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., in the Student Center Renaissance Room



Sign up to volunteer at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EA8A62BA2F85-fslred

Make an appointment to donate: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time

Chapter Presidents' Meetings

Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center, Old Main Room.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center, Old Main Room.


If chapter president is unable to attend, please send another executive officer; all chapters must have representation.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards

FSL Award Applications Open: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
FSL Award Applications Close: Friday, February 28, 2020


Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms

Awards List (links to applications to come)

*There can be up to four winners in this category- one from each of the four governing council

  1. Outstanding Academic Programming
  2. Outstanding Philanthropy Event of the Year
  3. Living Your Values Award*
  4. Outstanding Campus Involvement
  5. Greek Alumni of the Year
  6. Advisor of the Year
  7. Most Improved Chapter
  8. Chapter President of the Year*
  9. Council Officer of the Year*
  10. Outstanding Overall Chapter*
  11. Outstanding Greek of the Year
  12. Dr. Robert Andrew Morgan Engagement Award
  13. Outstanding Senior of the Year
  14. Outstanding New Member/Neophyte of the Year*

73rd Annual Theta Xi Variety Show

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Open to all SIU students to perform and compete. More information to come.

Greek Week 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday, March 28: The Big Event

Sunday, March 29: All Greek Photo

Monday, March 30: TBA

Tuesday, March 31: Canstruction & Sober Monitor Training

Wednesday, April 1: Canstruction & TBA

Thursday, April 2: Blood Drive 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center, Renaissance Room & Canstruction Judging

Friday, April 3: TBA

Saturday, April 4: Honors Day & Social Media Campaign


Contact Bryan Cotton at bryan.cotton@siu.edu with any questions or suggestions.

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General Body Meetings

CPA General Body Meetings are held on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Activity Room C&D on the following dates: 2/3, 2/17, 3/2, 3/23, 4/13

NPC Foundation Scholarships: Due Sunday, March 15, 2020.

T-shirts for Sale!

Support CPA and Circle of Sisterhood with each purchase. Email greeks@siu.edu what shirt(s) you would like and size. All shirts must be picked up from the Office of Student Engagement front desk. Payments can be made via cash, check or venmo. Anyone is welcome to purchase.
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General Body Meetings

IFC General Body Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center Activity Room C&D on the following dates: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/24
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General Body Meetings

MGC General Body Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Activity Room C&D on the following dates: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/24
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General Body Meetings

NPHC General Body Meetings are held on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center Activity Room C&D on the following dates: 2/3, 2/17, 3/2, 3/23, 4/13
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Philanthropy Events

No announcements.

Campus Announcements

Orientation Leader Applications Now Open!

New Student Programs is looking for dynamic and involved students to serve as Orientation Leaders! If you want to further develop your leadership skills, make connections, and help incoming students succeed at SIU - being an Orientation Leader is the job for you! Application deadline is Friday, January 24, 2020. Visit nsp.siu.edu/employment to APPLY TODAY!

Forms & Documents

Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Funding: https://usg.rso.siu.edu/funding/


Office of Student Engagement's (OSE) Supplemental Funding Request Form: https://siu.presence.io/form/supplemental-funding-request-form

Service to Southern Award

The Service to Southern Award is presented annually to an outstanding graduating senior for his/her participation and service contributions to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This is the highest honor awarded to a student leader at our University. The award is in the form of a monetary gift of $1,000


To apply, applicants must be a full-time, undergraduate SIU-Carbondale student and provide the necessary information as stated in the attached application. Completed applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. Applications must be turned in, via email, to rachel.dunning@siu.edu. All applications must be typed (except for signature at the bottom), no hand-written applications will be accepted. Save your application document as Service- Last Name, First Name.


This award is supported and funded by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The award recipient will be formally presented during the 73rd Annual Theta Xi Variety Show sponsored by SIU Carbondale’s Fraternity and Sorority Community. This year’s program will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Shryock Auditorium.


Should you have any questions regarding this award or the selection process, please feel free to contact Rachel Dunning at rachel.dunning@siu.edu

Betty Lou Mitchell Endowed Scholarship

Established by Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity and other contributors, the Betty Mitchell Endowed Scholarship is presented annually by the SIU Foundation in memory to acknowledge the ideals of academic excellence, leadership, and commitment demonstrated by Betty Mitchell, a charter member of Beta Eta Chapter, and to ensure the continued Development of these ideals among Greek students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The award is in the form of a monetary gift of $1,000


Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • Applicant must be a full-time student currently enrolled at SIU Carbondale
  • Demonstrate successful academic performance, to include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application
  • Demonstrated both leadership and participation in SIU, community, and Greek activities
  • Current membership in a National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), a North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)



Completed applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. Applications must be turned in, via email, to rachel.dunning@siu.edu. All applications must be typed (except for signature at the bottom), no hand-written applications will be accepted. Save your application document as BLM- Last Name, First Name.


The award recipient will be formally presented during the 89th Annual Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Student Center Ballrooms. Should you have any questions regarding this award or the selection process, please feel free to contact Rachel Dunning at rachel.dunning@siu.edu

Save the Date

  • SIU Family Weekend: October 2-4, 2020
  • Greek Sing 2020: Saturday, October 3, 2020, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the steps of Shryock Auditorium
  • Homecoming 2020: October 18-24, 2020