FSL Weekly Newsletter

Week of: August 31, 2020

COVID-19 Reporting


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.


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.


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

The following chapters still need to turn in a signed copy of their FSL Health & Safety Guidelines:

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

Roster Updates

Rosters were emailed to chapter presidents on Monday, August 24th. Any updates were due, via email to rachel.dunning@siu.edu, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28th. Past due on roster updates:
  • Kappa Alpha Psi

Chapter Presidents' Meetings

Chapter Presidents' Meetings will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom. 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.

Meeting Dates:

  • Sep 3, 2020 05:00 PM
  • Oct 1, 2020 05:00 PM
  • Nov 5, 2020 05:00 PM

Rho Lambda

Rho Lambda applications are now open. Application Link: https://siu.presence.io/form/rho-lambda-honors-society-application

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.

The Greek letters Rho Lambda stand for Panhellenic Leadership, respectively. Although membership was originally intended for women whose organizations belonged to campus Panhellenic women, any sorority woman is now eligible for membership as long as she meets the membership selection criteria.

Membership selection criteria includes:

1. Active membership in a sorority at SIU-Carbondale

2. Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0

3. Must have been initiated, active members of their sorority for at least two full academic terms or semesters.

For more information visit: rholambda.org

This form will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020. If you have been invited to join Rho Lambda you will be notified via email with details about dues payment and initiation. Initiation dues must be collected by Friday, October 2, 2020.

Initiation is Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Contact the Rho Lambda president, Kelsey Odom, kelsey.odom@siu.edu, if you have any questions.

Greek Sing 2020, previously scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020, has been cancelled.

Visit https://familyweekend.siu.edu/ for other updates regarding Family Weekend 2020.

Greek Suite: Closed

The Greek Suite will be closed during the fall semester. Delegates are permitted to stop by and grab chapter mail or supplies; however, no meetings or gatherings will take place in the space.
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Recruitment Logistics Meeting 3: Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Zoom information sent to chapter presidents, recruitment chairs, and advisors.

General Body Meetings: Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

General Body Meeting Dates:

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • Sep 23, 2020
  • Oct 7, 2020
  • Oct 21, 2020
  • Nov 4, 2020
  • Nov 18, 2020
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General Body Meetings: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom

General Body Meeting Dates:

  • Sep 21, 2020
  • Oct 5, 2020
  • Oct 19, 2020
  • Nov 2, 2020
  • Nov 16, 2020
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General Body Meetings: Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

General Body Meeting Dates:

  • Sep 8, 2020
  • Sep 22, 2020
  • Oct 6, 2020
  • Oct 20, 2020
  • Nov 3, 2020
  • Nov 17, 2020
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General Body Meetings: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

General Body Meeting Dates:

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • Sep 23, 2020
  • Oct 7, 2020
  • Oct 21, 2020
  • Nov 4, 2020
  • Nov 18, 2020

Philanthropy Events


Don't forget to utilize SIU's CrowdChange website for your chapter's philanthropy events!

Website Link: https://siuc.crowdchange.co/

Campus Announcements

Student Center

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is still conducting presentations for classes, RSO's, Greek Life, and other organizations, and those interested can request a variety of presentations including Career Development Center Overview, Career Development, Professional Development, Job Search, etc. A full list of presentations we offer can be viewed on our presentation request page on our website. We prefer to conduct presentations virtually, but we are willing to give them in-person if it is more accommodating. If you have other questions regarding the Career Development Center presentations or scheduling a speaker, contact us at careerdevelopment@siu.edu.
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RSO Orientations

Every semester all RSOs must send representatives to an RSO Orientation. During this time our office will talk about resources we have available to you, expectations our office has for RSOs, as well as information about finances, and scheduling. This year will be doing our Orientations via Zoom. Please sign up for one of the times below, and we will send the Zoom link to you closer to the time of the Orientation.

In the past each RSO has had to send two representatives, this year we are only requiring one representative. Each individual present may represent up to two RSOs. We will have four RSO Orientations held on the following dates this fall:

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please sign-up for one of our four RSO Orientations by going to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fadaa28a1fb6-rsoorientation.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,



P: 618/453-5652

Program Coordinator – Leadership and Engagement

The following chapters still need to complete their transition on Presence/Saluki Connect.

  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Delta Chi
  • Omega Delta
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Sigma Pi
  • Omega Delta Phi
  • Phi Iota Alpha

Questions? = contact rsohelp@siu.edu

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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

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

Save the Date

  • FSL Leadership Retreat 2021: Friday, January 15-Saturday, January 16, 2021