2004 summerOrientation

Information about 2004 summerOrientation

Published on January 14, 2008

Author: Maria

Source: authorstream.com

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Greek Facts:  Greek Facts National Statistics: 48% of all US Presidents have been Greek Many Lawyers, Teachers, and Doctors are Greek 42% of US Senators are Greek Many Actors and Actresses are Greek 40%of all US Supreme Court Justices have been Greek 30% of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek Many Musicians and Artists are Greek And Greeks only make up 3% of the US population WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR STUDENT? www.nicindy.com What is a fraternity or sorority? :  What is a fraternity or sorority? Greek Life Basics Fraternity and sorority life started in the early 1800’s Organizations grounded by common values Participating in Greek Life can enrich the college experience Our Mission As members of fraternities and sororities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, we are committed to ensuring our success as students and invested partners in our organizations through celebrating friendship, leadership, scholarship, service, and social advancement while appreciating the diversity of our member organizations. Historical Context :  Historical Context Since 1872, 114 organizations have been a part of our Greek Community and campus at some point. 90 of these organizations are still in existence. 1st Fraternity: Delta Tau Delta, 1872 1st Sororities: Kappa Alpha Theta & Pi Beta Phi, 1895 1st historically African American Fraternity: Kappa Alpha Psi, 1913 1st historically African American Sorority: Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1914 1st Latin Co-Ed Fraternity Greek-letter organization: Alpha Psi Lambda, 1986 1st historically Asian-American Fraternity: Lambda Phi Epsilon, 1997 1st historically Asian-American Sorority: Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, 2001 Greek Values:  Greek Values The common thread that tie Greek-letter organizations together: Friendship Leadership Scholarship Service Social Advancement Diversity Friendship:  Friendship Friendship To create an eternal bond of loyalty, camaraderie, and respect based on the pride and unity that encompasses our community Sisterhood/Brotherhood Makes the campus smaller Learn from one another Fraternities and sororities are unique because of inter-generational ties. “Once initiated… you’re a lifetime member.” Leadership:  Leadership To develop the skills and talents for our members to impact our campus, community, state, country and world as undergraduate members and as graduate and alumni members. Potentially successful leadership development program for college students Opportunities in chapters, campus, & community Involved in diverse range of campus activities including honor societies, residence halls, athletics, government, service organizations, and other clubs Member development programs typically include leadership training opportunities 42 of this year’s Senior 100 Honorary are Greek Scholarship:  Scholarship To encourage and provide the resources for our members to succeed academically through continuous learning, moral development, and scholastic recognition. Greek GPA is consistently higher than the All undergraduate GPA: www.odos.uiuc.edu/greek Scholarship and incentive programs for members 35% of Greeks were on the Dean’s List in Fall 2003 Service:  Service To enrich the lives of our members through meaningful involvement in service and philanthropic events. Thousands of dollars raised and countless service hours donated this past year to local and national agencies Bowl for Kids Sake Relay for Life Up ‘Til Dawn Each organization has specific service and/or philanthropic agencies they support Social Advancement :  Social Advancement To formulate meaningful friendships through a wide range of activities that bring together our members and develop personal and professional skills. Building social skills Etiquette seminars, professional and career development Social events Formals, parties, exchanges, we have it but it is regulated Diversity :  Diversity To create an opportunity for people of different backgrounds, cultures and interests to come together and celebrate the common experiences that we have as fraternity and sorority members while appreciating our individual differences. Four councils represent diverse fraternity/sorority experiences; chapter diversity. Programs with campus organizations Opportunity to come together with different views and perspectives but share common values and experiences Illinois Greeks:  Illinois Greeks 6000 Greek Students at Illinois 22% of the Undergraduate population 90 chapters (32 sororities & 58 fraternities) 63 Chapter Houses- Certified Housing by University 22% of the chapters are culturally-based Types of Social Chapters: Cultural, Professional, and Religious Average Fraternity size: 70 (3-140 members) Average Sorority size: 98 (2-170 members) Governing Councils:  Governing Councils Black Greek Council 7 fraternities and 4 sororities Interfraternity Council 47 fraternities Panhellenic Council 22 sororities United Greek Council 6 fraternities and 5 sororities 2004 Black Greek Council Intake:  2004 Black Greek Council Intake BGC is composed of 7 fraternities and 4 sororities Most candidates have a 2.5 minimum GPA and Sophomore Standing Chapters host informationals Membership Intake differs among organizations www.uiuc.edu/ro/bgc 2004 Interfraternity Recruitment:  2004 Interfraternity Recruitment For more information visit www.illinigreeks.com Recruitment takes place at the beginning of each semester (1 ½ months) Recruitment Events are listed in the Daily Illini and on website (No Fee) Monetary Scholarship Applications are available over summer and fall 2004 Interfraternity Recruitment:  2004 Interfraternity Recruitment Chapter Informal Year-Round Process Each organization hosts various events Can receive multiple bids (invitation for membership) Rush, Recruitment and Joining - what’s the difference? 2004 Panhellenic Recruitment:  2004 Panhellenic Recruitment Mutual selection process (“preferencing”) Visit 20 chapters to meet the members 4 stages, visit fewer and fewer chapters Formal process 2nd & 3rd weekends of Fall semester Orientation September 2nd September 3rd – 5th September 10th – 12th Register online: www.illinigreeks.com/phc before your student arrives in the Fall ($40) United Greek Council :  United Greek Council UGC is composed of 6 fraternities and 5 sororities Membership Intake/Recruitment process varies by organization Chapters host informationals and events Get to know people in the organizations To Learn More about Greek Life:  To Learn More about Greek Life Visit Greek Affairs and Council Websites Read Summer “Go Greek” materials Greek CD-Rom in residence hall rooms Quad Day: Tuesday, August 24th Attend Scheduled Events Financial Information for Housed Groups:  Financial Information for Housed Groups Average Costs per semester for IFC and Panhellenic Chapters (2003-04) 1st Semester Fee (1x fee) $ 550 Living In-House $3076 Living Out-of-House $ 407 Proposed 2004-05 Residence Halls per semester= $3,208 (double room with 14 meals) The Role of the Fraternity and Sorority Community today:  The Role of the Fraternity and Sorority Community today Overall Greek GPA above campus GPA Provides forums for education on various life issues; strong component of the co-curriculum on our campus Philanthropic and service continue as primary focal points of organizations Provides an option for housing with close proximity to campus Contribute to the campus through participation in campus life Can impact allegiance to host institution and impact retention Foster opportunities for people with similar values to engage in friendships that can transcend generations Greek Affairs Website: www.odos.uiuc.edu/greek :  Greek Affairs Website: www.odos.uiuc.edu/greek Grades Philanthropy Money Raised Service Hours Health Advocates Policy on Hazing Parent’s Brochure Award Winning Chapters Greek Housing

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