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UConn Greek 101

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Transcript of UConn Greek 101

Greek 101
Order of Omega
October 15 & 16, 2013

Greek Life at UConn
Four Pillars of Greek Life
Brotherhood & Sisterhood
UConn Statistics, Spring 2013
All Undergraduate GPA: 3.155
All Women's GPA: 3.258
All Men's GPA: 3.053
Statistics, Spring 2013
All Greek GPA: 3.141
All Sorority GPA: 3.277
All Fraternity GPA: 2.982
Leadership Development Opportunities:
Emerging Leaders Conference
Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)
Officer positions in your organization
& much more!

What types of leadership opportunities do YOU want to be involved in this year?
Panhellenic Council
Intercultural Greek Council
National Pan-Hellenic
Interfraternity Council
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Phi
Delta Gamma
Delta Zeta
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Sigma Rho
Pi Beta Phi
The National Pan-Hellenic Council was founded in 1930 as the governing council for the "Divine Nine," traditionally African-American Greek organizations.
Mission: Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
IFC is the governing body for 10 of the fraternities on UConn's campus.
Alpha Delta Phi
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Sigma
Phi Gamma Delta
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Chi
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Zeta Beta Tau
IFC assists in the fraternity recruitment process and gives younger members of the community a change to get involved in improving the overall direction of the council!
The governing body for all culturally based sororities and fraternities
The Intercultural Greek Council exists to unite and serve the needs of culturally based Greek lettered organizations not represented under other umbrella councils at the University of Connecticut.
Beta Chi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc.
Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
OFSL Staff
Todd C. Sullivan
-Director of OFSL
-A brother of Delta Upsilon

Jamel Catoe
-Assistant director of Fraternity/Sorority Life
-Theta Delta Sigma Society Inc.
-Advises IGC, NPHC, and Greek Peer Ambassador Program
-In charge of marketing, OFSL calendar, awards and grade reports
Betty Conklin
-OFSL secretary
-Manages OFSL budget
Monique Golden
-Graduate Assistant
-Oversees Panhellenic, FSPSB, Order of Omega, GASA, Greek Week, Emerging Leaders Conference, NGLA, Parents & Families, Risk Management.
Alex Carrier
-Graduate Assistant
-Sister of Pi Beta Phi
-Advises IFC, Greek Awareness Committee, Panhellenic Recruitment, HuskyTHON, Philanthropy/Service, Presidents
It is the mission of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life to foster a quality fraternal experience and contribute to the University by:

-Enhancing student development through membership in fraternities and sororities

-Promoting the development of a community comprised of value-based organizations, including both the individual chapters and the governing councils.

-Engaging in value-based decision making and programming consistent with the four pillars of Greek Life
Auxillary Groups
Fraternity and Sorority Peer Standards Board
Greek Week Management Team
Issues in Greek Life
Substance Abuse
social Media
Getting Back to Our Roots
Greek Peer Ambassadors
Do Not Be A Bystander
Talk to OFSL
Fill out an anonymous form at:
Call your organization's headquarters
"Two out of five(40%) college students are binge drinkers according to a survey by Henry Wechsler, a professor of public health at Harvard. Among sorority and fraternity members the rate balloons to 80%" (Kimmel 103)
How does the higher statistic of fraternity and sorority members compared to other college students make you feel?
Want more info?

for the office of alcohol and other drugs
Employers use Facebook, Twitter and Linked In as part of a background check for internships & full time job offers.

It is important to display your values not only through your actions, but also through forums that reflect who you are as a person!
Why do some people look at Greek life negatively?

What role do stereotypes play in Greek life?
Consider how you portray yourself and your organization on Facebook, twitter, etc. What does it mean to you when someone says "You're always wearing your letters"?
The meaning of "social" in social fraternities and sororities has changed over the years
Originally "social" meant for the betterment of society
What is the history of your organization? How and why you were founded?
What can you do to be true to the original purpose of your association?
Greek Honorary society that comprises 3% of Greek Life, recognizes leaders and brings together members of the greek community
Year long philanthropic effort by UConn students culminating in an 18-hour dance marathon raising money for Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Umbrella Group that discusses issues facing sorority women.
Provides accountability and self-governance to UConn Greek Community by determining sanctions and outcomes for chapters in need
Promotes a positive outlook on the benefits of Greek life
Stimulates interest in Greek membership
Helps chapters strive to live by highest values
Plans and promotes activities for UConn Greek Week each spring
The Basis of All Greek Organizations
Write down an attainable academic goal for this semester! Share with the group.
Values in Action
What are some values that all Greek leaders share?
To Better Our Community & World
Life-long Lasting Bonds
Order of Omega
There are nine Panhellenic sororities on UConn's campus.
UConn's Panhellenic Council is part of the National Panhellenic Conference, which promotes values, education, leadership, friendships, cooperation and citizenship.

Junior Panhellenic Council is a group of up and coming leaders in the sorority community who discuss issues relevant to the community and develop leadership skills.
Fraternal Values Society
Rho Lambda
Some service opportunities include:
Community Outreach
Chapter service projects
Local & state run projects
Alternative Breaks
Additional thoughts?
55% of college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing.
Alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep-deprivation, and sexual acts are hazing
practices common across all types of student groups.
Values Activity
Mission: to illuminate the central values that guided the historical founding of general fraternities and sororities, and to incorporate these values into the contemporary fraternity and sorority experience.
Membership into this organization is awarded each year to those members who demonstrate outstanding leadership, ability, and loyalty in the Panhellenic community.
Do you think, as a fraternity or sorority member, that you are viewed as drinking more than the average college student?

Please discuss the stereotypes surrounding Greek Life and substance abuse and what we can do to change those stereotypes.
Pictures showing pride in your organization and it's philanthropic efforts.
Pictures showing how drunk you were last night
Self Control
Facebook statuses promoting philanthropy and the values of Greek Life
Facebook statuses promoting binge drinking
Tweeting about how drunk and hungover you are
Tweeting about brotherhood and sisterhood events!
Supporting other chapters on campus
Succumbing to stereotypes, disrespecting members of other chapters on campus, and unhealthy competition between chapters
What can our organizations do to ensure that substance abuse does not become a problem in the future?
Greek Awareness Committee
Promotes the understanding and binding of values within our fraternity and sorority community.
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