Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Hank Nuwer - Hazing in Society
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
This past summer, seven Lehigh Greeks attended sessions of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. UIFI, sponsored by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, is a 5-day experience designed to challenge participants to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values-based action from themselves and those they lead. Throughout the weeks ahead, we will be featuring testimonials from several of the students that attended this summer's UIFI sessions.
Steph Albano, Alpha Gamma Delta
Attending UIFI gave me a unique chance to share ideas with Greeks across the country. We had structured group meetings that taught us important information about hazing and the general perceptions of the Greek community, as well as informal conversations with students in positions similar to ours that gave us the chance to hash out our ideas, goals, and dreams. I learned how to not only improve my chapter through philanthropy, alumnae relations, and ritual events, but also how to improve the Lehigh Greek community as a whole by proving the negative stereotypes to be false. However, the most important thing I learned at UIFI was having Greek pride: that no matter how bad the stereotypes are, how many times select individuals mess up, or how many problems we face, we are a community united by fraternity and ritual - and that is something worth fighting for.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Emily Rojer, Kappa Alpha Theta
Planning the Greek Leadership Convention was an awesome experience. The other three students who were chosen were all friendly and had great ideas, and it was great having each of us be from a different chapter, to get the broadest range of perspectives. We all also came in with different leadership roles and experiences, which helped us to really incorporate topics relevant to Lehigh Greek leaders today, as well as take into account things we liked or disliked most from other leadership conferences. Also, it gave me an opportunity to get to know the GLCs, especially Michelle and Jessica, better. Having this experience made me very interested in being on Panhel next year, and hopefully getting to work more with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs. They're a great group of people who really care about making Lehigh Greek life the best it can be, and I would like to continue to be a part of that.
Kyle Schreiner, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Looking back to the Greek Leadership Retreat from 2008, the student committee saw many areas in which the program could be improved. Two of the most noticeable were the name change from "Retreat" to "Convention", as well as the location change from our own campus to DeSales University. Now that the experience has reached a full circle and there is no more planning to be had, I am proud to say that I think that we made some improvements. One of the personal goals that I had as part of the committee was to give attendees the opportunity to meet other Greek students in similar leadership positions to their own. I believe that we were able to achieve that, as I saw many different students conversing with others throughout the day. I heard some great conversations taking place throughout the various sessions, ranging from relationship issues to perception of older/younger members to goal setting. Overall, I think that the day was a success and all that attended the Convention were able to get something out of it.
A special thank you to Emily & Kyle, along with Meaghan Phipps (Alpha Gamma Delta) and Bob Malys (Psi Upsilon) for all their hard work on the planning committee!
Monday, September 14, 2009
- Tabling in the University Center with buttons, flyers, and advertisements related to hazing prevention and Nuwar's keynote
- Hidden Harm posters and information
- Banners with hazing facts
- Availability of Bystander Intervention training to chapters, athletic teams, and student organizations
For more information on National Hazing Prevention Week, please contact Veronica Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ozone Park, NY
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
We're proud to announce that this summer three Lehigh chapters were recognized as a top chapter in their respective inter/national organizations - Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement and thank you for representing the Lehigh Greek community so well!
Included below is a list of all Lehigh chapters that received recognition from their inter/national organizations this summer. Please note that not all inter/national organizations distributed awards this summer, as some occur on a biennium basis and will be awarded again in 2010.
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority
- Jessie Wallace Hughan Cup (chapter of the year)
- Academic Development Cup
- Alumnae Advisory Committee Performance Certificate
- Campus Total Honor Roll
- Contingency Management
- Corporation Board Performance Certificate
- Initiation Honor Roll
- Membership Recruitment & Retention
- Philos Award
- Ruby Award
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Undergraduate Chapter of the Year
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
- Member Recruitment Award
- Campus Involvement Award
Phi Kappa Theta fraternity
- George Uihlein Alumni Engagement Award
- Michael T. McSweeney Leadership Development Award - Honorable Mention
Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity
- President's Special Achievement Awards in:
- Campus Involvement
- New Member Education
Psi Upsilon fraternity
- Clasped Hand Award for Outstanding Philanthropy & Service
- Award of Distinction - for benefit concert to aid the Alpha Omicron chapter house fire
Sigma Chi fraternity
- Significant Sig Achievement Award - Bobby Buckheit '09
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
- Buchanan Cup (chapter of the biennium)
- Phi Beta Kappa Wheelhouse Award
- Recruitment Cup
- Manpower Award
- GPA Award
Theta Chi fraternity
- Chapter Achievement Awards in:
- Recruitment Programming
- New Member/Member Education Programming
- Community Service & Philanthropy Programming
- Alumni Programming
- Chapter Finances
- The Ritual
- Chapter Operations
- Theta Chi Procedures & Involvement
- Campus Involvement
- Risk Management Practices
- Social Programming
Theta Xi fraternity
- Accreditation Recognition Award
- Superior Academic Achievement Award
- Outstanding Recruitment Award
Congratulations to all of Lehigh's award-winning fraternities and sororities! Keep up the great work!