FSL Weekly Newsletter

Week of: February 22, 2021

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EVENT APPROVAL UPDATE

The COVID-19 Event Approval Form has moved to a completely digital format on Saluki Connect for student organizations!


COVID EVENT APPROVAL FORM:

https://siu.presence.io/form/event-registration

REPORTING COVID-19 CASES AND POSSIBLE EXPOSURE

SIU Carbondale encourages the reporting of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. The university works closely with the Jackson County Health Department, which is responsible for tracing cases, notifying individuals of possible exposure, and directing isolation and quarantine of ill or exposed individuals.


PRIVACY

The university has an obligation to protect the privacy of individuals who have been diagnosed or exposed, including those who are part of the contact tracing process. Please remember to honor this commitment to privacy for those who contract the virus.


NOTIFICATION

Individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 will be notified directly through the contact tracing process. Students, faculty and staff are required to assist with the process when asked and to follow the instructions of health officials if they are asked to isolate or quarantine.


Reporting Form: https://siu.edu/coronavirus/reporting.php

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Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards

Applications are open!


  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2021.
  • Apply for awards through SalukiConnect/Presence
  • Applications are judged by off-campus FSL professionals
  • If your chapter is not nominated, they are not eligible to win the award.
  • Multiple nominations for the same person/chapter/program will be accepted



Below is the list of awards and corresponding application link:


  1. Outstanding Academic Programming: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-outstanding-academic-programming-2020
  2. Outstanding Philanthropy Event of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-outstanding-philanthropy-event-of-the-year-2020
  3. Living Your Values Award: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-living-your-values-award-2020
  4. Outstanding Campus Involvement: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-outstanding-campus-involvement-2020
  5. Greek Alumni of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-greek-alumni-of-the-year-2020
  6. Advisor of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-advisor-of-the-year-2020
  7. Most Improved Chapter: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-most-improved-chapter-2020
  8. Chapter President of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-chapter-president-of-the-year-2020
  9. Council Officer of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-council-officer-of-the-year-2020
  10. Outstanding Overall Chapter: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-outstanding-overall-chapter-of-the-year-2020
  11. Outstanding Greek of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-outstanding-greek-of-the-year-2020
  12. Dr. Robert Andrew Morgan Engagement Award: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-dr-robert-andrew-morgan-engagement-award-2020
  13. Outstanding Senior of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-outstanding-senior-of-the-year-2020
  14. Outstanding New Member/Neophyte of the Year: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-and-sorority-life-awards-new-member-neophyte-of-the-year-2020

Risk Reduction Trainings

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, in collaboration with Health and Wellness, will be hosting Risk Reduction Trainings (fka: Sober Monitor Trainings).


These trainings will take place over Zoom. There is no requirement to attend; however, it is highly encouraged all chapter executive board members sign up and attend.


Attending a Risk Reduction Training usually fulfills requirements for risk management programing for your national organization.


Thursday, March 18 - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30 - 12:00 p.m.


Sign up at the link below for the date/time you plan to attend. Zoom links will be sent out, via email, before the training.


Sign up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EA8A62BA2F85-fslrisk

Chapter Presidents' Meetings

Chapter Presidents' Meetings will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 25
  • Thursday, April 22



If the chapter president is unable to attend, a representative from the chapter, preferably the next VP, must be present. Any chapters with no representation are fined $50.00 per missed meeting.

Chapter Anti-Hazing Compliance Form: Past Due

Due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. Physical copies are available for pick up in the Greek Suite.



  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Sigma Chi
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi

On-Campus Advisor Agreement Form: Past Due

Due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. Physical copies are available for pick up in the Greek Suite.



  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Chi
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Beta Sigma

Rho Lambda Honors Society Applications are now open!

Rho Lambda is a national honor society to recognize sorority women who excel in leadership throughout their organization as well as on campus and throughout the community.


Application Link: https://siu.presence.io/form/rho-lambda-honors-society-application

Applications close: Monday, March 15, 2021

Initiation: Tuesday, March 23, 2021


For more information visit rholambda.org

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Spring 2021 General Body Meetings: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. CST

CPA General Body Meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 12

Apply to be a Recruitment Counselor!

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Spring 2021 General Body Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. CST

IFC General Body Meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 13
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Spring 2021 General Body Meetings: Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. CST

MGC General Body Meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 13

Spring 2021 Dues Payment: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Payment can be made with the RSO Accountants in the Office of Student Engagement or cash/checks can be deposited. (Checks should be made out to "SIUC" with "MGC Dues" in the memo line)
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Spring 2021 General Body Meetings: Mondays at 5:00 p.m. CST

NPHC General Body Meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 12

Spring 2021 Dues Payment: Monday, March 1, 2021

Payment can be made with the RSO Accountants in the Office of Student Engagement or cash/checks can be deposited. (Checks should be made out to "SIUC" with "NPHC Dues" in the memo line)
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The Big Event 2021: Registration Now Open!

The Big Event will take place on Saturday, March 27th.

Registration Link: https://thebigevent.siu.edu/volunteer-registration.php

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A message from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity:


We develop and provide diversity trainings for the SIU Carbondale campus including trainings for students, staff, faculty, and departments. Our trainings strive to maintain the inclusive excellence of our campus through covering concepts of diversity and inclusivity such as anti-racism, privilege, intersectionality, and allyship. We offer broad diversity trainings for the campus community, as well as trainings on specific topics pertaining to diversity issues.


We currently offer stand-alone training sessions on different topics related to anti-racism, anti-bias, diversity, inclusion, and equity. These training sessions are available to students, staff and faculty. These trainings are primarily entry-level and require little to no diversity background before attending. Additionally, we can provide department or topic related trainings if provided enough time to do so.


Learn more at: https://oacd.siu.edu/diversity-training/ or email Jaidelynn Rogers at jaidelynn.rogers@siu.edu to set up a training for your chapter!
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Presence/Saluki Connect: Transitions

The following chapters have not completed their transition (update) on Presence (aka: Saluki Connect):



  1. Alpha Gamma Rho
  2. Alpha Sigma Phi
  3. Beta Theta Pi
  4. Delta Chi
  5. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  6. Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
  7. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

  • Multiple emails have been sent by Alex Maxwell (alexander.maxwell@siu.edu) to the chapter presidents currently active on organizations' pages. If you have not received any emails, then an old contact is on file.
  • Go to https://siu.presence.io/ to start the transition process.
  • Contact Alex Maxwell, alexander.maxwell@siu.edu with any questions.
  • Organizations cannot complete the COVID Event Approval Form without first transitioning (updating) their chapter.
  • This is required each semester by the Office of Student Engagement

A message from the Dean of Students: Outstanding Leadership & Service Award Nominations

The Division of Student Affairs is excited to present the Outstanding Leadership and Service Award for Seniors.


I need your help in nominating senior students who you think represent the best of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The student should be involved in leadership, service and or has a commitment to improving campus.


The application is hyperlinked above, but can also be accessed here.


Items to know:

  1. Nominations are due by Friday, March 26, 2021.
  2. Completed applications from nominated students are due by Friday, April 16, 2021.
  3. Awards Ceremony (via zoom at this point) on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.


Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Jennifer Jones-Hall - jennifer.jones-hall@siu.edu

Dean of Students

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SIU Day of Giving: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The 5th Annual SIU Day of Giving provides an opportunity for every member of the Saluki community to help move the university forward. As we enter a new, promising year, we encourage you to consider the incredible things happening all around us and the bright future ahead. Save the date, Wednesday, March 3, to make an investment in the lives of the Salukis of today and tomorrow. https://siuday.siu.edu/
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Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association Scholarship

The Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association (http://northshorepanhellenic.net/) is pleased to announce that in 2021, one or more $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to collegiate members of National Panhellenic Conference sororities. Collegians, who will be sophomores or juniors at accredited colleges or universities during the 2021-22 academic year, are eligible to apply. Applications must be completed through the link below and submitted by the Friday, March 5th, deadline. The application portal will be open for applications and uploading supporting letters of reference and a copy of the applicant’s college transcript until 11:59 pm on March 5th.


Successful candidates will be active participants in their respective NPC chapters, and involved in campus and/or community activities. Applicants will be notified in May, 2021, if they will be awarded a scholarship. We are proud of and appreciate our NPC collegiate members and seek to help them with this financial award.


2021 Scholarship Application

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Family Weekend 2021: September 24-26, 2021


Homecoming 2021: October 10-16, 2021