Monday, February 20, 2012

Order of Omega Congratulates 14 new members

At the end of last semester, 14 of your peers were invited to join the Zeta Lambda Chapter of Order of Omega for their commitment to scholarship, dedicated leadership in the fraternity/sorority and Lehigh University community, and the impact that they have made as a result of their involvement. The Order of Omega is a Greek Honor Society that is open to all junior and senior class standing students who are above the all-Greek grade point average but only up to 3% of the fraternity/sorority population is accepted per year.

Lynda Asadourian, Gamma Phi Beta
Kimberly Baldwin, Kappa Alpha Theta-Currently Abroad
Laura Belair, Gamma Phi Beta-Currently Abroad
Armando Berdiel, Lambda Sigma Upsilon
Lauren Christman, Alpha Gamma Delta
Jordan Eyal, Alpha Chi Omega-Currently Abroad
Meghan Fitch, Zeta Tau Alpha
Benjamin Hulac, Delta Chi
Nicholas Petty, Delta Ch
Stephanie Riker, Kappa Alpha Theta
Madeline Schatzman, Alpha Omicron Pi
Rachel Spritzer, Kappa Alpha Theta
Erin Wilderman, Delta Gamma
Allison Zamfir, Zeta Tau Alpha

For more information about Order of Omega, please do not hesitate to contact Danny Grzesik, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Information about the spring recruitment process will be available soon.


Missed out on the TEDXLehighU talks sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Upsilon, and Lambda Sigma Upsilon? Don't worry- we have you covered!

Professor Anne Anderson speaks on Diversity: [1]

Rabbi Seth Goren speaks on Diversity: [2]

Professor Michael Behe speaks on Intelligent Design [3]

Vice Provost, Dr. Henry Odi speaks on Diversity we may not be aware of [4]

February Advisor of the Month Spotlight

Advisor Spotlight!


Name:  Tom Dubreuil, Associatte Dean of Students
Chapter You Advise:  Gamma Phi Beta

As a faculty/staff advisor, how are you involved with the fraternity or sorority that you work with? How would you like to be involved? Please be as specific as possible. 

I meet with the chapter president on a regular basis as well as stop by chapter meetings at least twice a month.  I provide counsel, advice, thoughts and let them bounce different ideas off of me.  I try to share information when I can about campus issues and be a resource for the chapter whenever possible. 

What are some of the chapter’s accomplishments that you are proud of? 

I am particularly proud of how Gamma Phi Beta has embraced changing new member education to make sure that it is a very positive experience for all women and taken steps to make sure their new members are learning a great deal participating in fun, safe and sisterhood building events.

What do you find is most rewarding about advising?

Getting to know the students, helping them through difficult times, celebrating their successes and seeing them develop into great leaders.

As a faculty/staff advisor, why did you decide to become involved in the fraternity/sorority community here at Lehigh University?

Although I work with students on a daily basis, I do not always get to help groups develop over a longer period of time.  Advising a sorority has provided me with a great opportunity to work with students and help them to live their values and develop as leaders.

Do you have any specific interests or areas of expertise that you would like/be willing to share with the fraternity/sorority community?

Crisis management, conflict management, community building, standards boards and engaging alumni.

What is your best advice for Greek-affiliated students? 

Do the right thing.  It may not always be popular but you need to do it. You are part of an organization. Remember who you are and what you represent. Your actions reflect on your chapter, the greater fraternity/sorority and Lehigh University community.

What do you like to do when you aren’t helping to advise? 

Read, watch movies, hang out with my wife and son, watch baseball, football.

Monday, February 13, 2012

FIJI Members Bike for a Cause

Left to right:  Bruce Bogenrief, Jarrett Herold, Ryan Morris.

Cycle For Survival launched five years ago with 50 cyclist in New York City.  The event raises money to fund cancer research to study rare cancers. 100% of the money donated goes to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center.  Over 50% of people suffering from cancer have a form of "rare" cancer. To date Cycle For Survival has funded 25 clinical studies.

This year more than 10,000 cyclists took part across the country.  On Saturday, Cycle 2012 delivered a check for $7.6 million to Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

The team, "Build Me Up, Buttercup" is composed of the Herold family and friends.  Three FIJI members, Nathan Brzozowski, Ryan Morris, Bruce Bogenrief joined their brother, Jarrett, for Cycle 2012.  The team has raised about $8,000 this year with the donation window open until late March.

For more on Cycle For Survival and how to get your brotherhood or sisterhood involved, go here