Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Panhellenic Sorority Woman of the Month: Lyndsey Yap

October's Sorority Woman of the month is Lindsey Yap of Alpha Gamma Delta:

Lindsey is currently a senior majoring in biochemistry and is applying to dental schools. For over a year she has been working in a chemistry research lab, and won first place for the Undergraduate Research Symposium for the faculty's choice category. She was the Activities Coordinator her sophomore year and the Vice President of Scholarship her junior year. She is actively involved in our chapter even though she currently does not hold a position. She was the captain of our team to participate in the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes this year and has participated in the walk the past three years. She has participated in Relay for Life at Lehigh annually in honor of her grandmother who has been fighting lung cancer for the past 10 years. As the treasurer for the Dental Society and previously the activities coordinator, Lindsey has been attending elementary schools to educate children about preventative dental care as well as helping the underclassmen strengthen their skills for dental school. Some other clubs on campus that she has been involved with include the Admissions Ambassadors (previously called Diversity Delegates) and Hip Hop Club. She has been on the Dean's List the past three semesters, and continues to motivate all of the members academically with her accomplishments.

Congratulations, Lindsey!

Congratulations to Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity!

     The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (OFSA), along with the Fraternity Expansion Committee, is pleased to announce that Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has been selected to recolonize in the spring 2013 semester. OFSA staff will be working with Phi Delta Theta to begin marketing to our campus community. We congratulate Phi Delta Theta and look forward to adding another chapter to our ever-growing Fraternity and Sorority community!

Monday, November 26, 2012

IFC Feed the Food Bank




Wednesday, Nov. 28th

4pm-7pm, Hawk’s Nest
Skip dinner and enjoy a FREE PB&J BAR
courtesy of the IFC. Donate a minimum of 4 non-perishable food items listed below in order to attend! Proceeds go to the new Food Bank at the Hispanic Center on E. Fourth St. T-Shirts will be sold at the event for $15!
To participate, contact Bo Johns  (bbj213) or CJ Sevilla (cjs214). A suggested food donation will be assigned to your chapter.

Interested in Sorority Recruitment?

Spring 2013 Formal Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Registration Information


Good Afternoon!


If you are interested in participating in the spring formal recruitment process, please access the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Homepage ( http://www.lehigh.edu/ofsa/ ) and click on the “Spring 2013 Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Registration” link on the right hand side. Please note that the registration form and payment must be received by 9:00am on Friday, January 4th, 2013. Approved students who meet eligibility requirements mentioned on the Enrollment Disclaimer will be able to move into their residence hall beginning at 9:00am on Sunday, January 6th. If you are moving into a Lehigh University residence hall for the first time, please check-in with the Office of Residential Services by 4:00pm on Sunday, January 6th and follow the directions on all previous correspondences. There will be Recruitment Orientation events beginning at 6:30pm on Monday, January 7th.


It is important that you are present at all recruitment events during the week of January 7th to maximize your exposure to the organizations. If you have a special circumstance (i.e. study abroad, athletic commitments, etc.), please contact us as soon as possible upon registration. We will do our best to make sure you have as much contact with the sorority chapters as possible.


The Panhellenic Council’s last fall semester recruitment event will take place on Sunday, December 2nd at 11:45am. For more information about this event, please check the “Lehigh Sorority Recruitment 2013” Facebook page often in the coming days and check-in with your Rho Gamma.


As we come to the close of the fall semester, the Panhellenic Council would like to remind you not to go into any chapter affiliated facility, whether on or off-campus. You should not be going off-campus with members of any sorority chapter (i.e. lunch, mall, etc.) even if you are invited by an affiliated member. Beginning at 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 19th, you should not have any form of communication with sorority members or alumnae. This expectation has been communicated to the sorority chapters and following this policy is vital to the success of formal recruitment.


For more information about Lehigh’s nine Panhellenic chapters, we encourage you to browse the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs website at http://www.lehigh.edu/ofsa/ and follow www.twitter.com/lehighpanhel and www.twitter.com/lugreeks .


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We hope to see you on January 6th, 2013! Good luck on your upcoming exams and final papers!


Happy Holidays!


Laura Sherman

Panhellenic Council Vice President of Recruitment



Danny Grzesik

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Panhellenic Council Advisor


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Are you interested in service? The Community Service Office is holding its annual SERVE program over winter and spring break. Over each break, students go across the United States to serve communities in need. This year, we have 1 trip over winter break and 3 trips over spring break.

winterSERVE will be working in North Carolina with Habitat for Humanity from the 6th until the 12th of January. The CSO will arrange for you to stay in your residence hall/chapter house the day prior to the trip so you have time to travel back and settle into Lehigh. There will be 9 students and one faculty/staff adviser. All food, lodging in a local church, and transportation are included in the trip cost.

springSERVE will have 3 separate trips:

Baltimore, MD exploring Urban Poverty issues, Willowick, OH exploring Environmental Issues, and Grand Rapids, MI exploring affordable, LEED certified housing through Habitat for Humanity. Like winterSERVE, the trip cost includes everything on the trip, and there are 9 student spots per trip. springSERVE will run the entire week of Spring Break.

Interested in applying?

1. Fill out our application at lehigh.edu/service/trips.shtml (Deadline: November 27)

2. Pay the $100 Deposit online (refunded if not selected for a trip)

3. Pay the remaining $200 trip cost online within 14 days of your selection for a trip.

4. Attend a few group meetings before your trip

5. Have fun!

If you have any questions, please contact me at inbreak@lehigh.edu. I look forward to seeing your application.

In Service,

Sam Hodges '13

SERVE Student Coordinator

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lehigh/Lafayette Gameday Memo

Message to Campus Community:


As you may know last May a tragic alcohol related death of a student occurred at Lafayette College, which has raised the level of awareness about the dangerous consumption of alcohol on campus. Lafayette has been actively engaged in addressing these issues, and we want to make all Lehigh students, alumni and fans who plan on attending the upcoming game are aware of the enforcement efforts and alcohol regulations that will be in effect for game day.


Lafayette College will have a significant and vigilant law enforcement presence on and around campus, which will include Lafayette security staff, a private security firm, and uniformed and non-uniformed police officers. Students who will be consuming alcohol are advised to carry identification to prove that they are of drinking age (21 years old in Pennsylvania).


Prior to the game, students are expected to follow tailgating policies and procedures. Any student who behaves in a disruptive manner will face criminal and Lehigh University consequences, which may include arrest and immediate suspension from the university. Disruptive behavior includes, and is not limited to: entering the playing field during the game; physical abuse or fighting; actions which are intended to harm others; destruction of property; or behavior that incites others to violence. 


Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Fisher Stadium, or on buses traveling to and from the game. Visibly intoxicated students will not be permitted to ride the buses or enter the stadium, and all spectators will be screened at the entrance.


In addition to Pennsylvania state law, Lafayette College will be enforcing their policies as well. Those  policies are outlined below:


Tailgating Information:


·         All tailgating activities and social events for the day may begin at 10 a.m. and will end when the game begins (1:00 p.m.). Police, public safety officials and security guards will clear tailgating areas (including March Field, Anderson Courtyard, etc.) at this time.


·         Lafayette College’s personal carry limit – not personal consumption limit – is defined as two (2) six packs of 12 oz. canned beer, or the equivalent malt beverage or wine (in non-glass containers). No hard alcohol is permitted. One alcoholic drink is 12 oz. of beer or 5 oz. of wine.


  • Lafayette College policy prohibits kegs, party balls, and items or games promoting the rapid consumption of alcohol. All alcoholic beverages consumed during the tailgate event must be consumed from plastic cups. No glass containers, handles, cans, funnels, flasks, or similar containers may be the vessel from which alcohol is consumed.


  • Students must be 21 years of age or older to drink, possess, or transport alcohol under Pennsylvania law. Students who wish to drink alcohol at the tailgate should be ready to present proper identification to police and public safety officials. Acceptable forms of identification include a valid passport or state-issued ID.


  • Those serving alcohol to others at their tailgate are responsible for complying with the legal drinking age and are reminded of the social host liability law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


  • Hosting groups are responsible for staffing and monitoring the point of access to alcohol and complying with college personnel, regulations, and Pennsylvania state law.


  • All tailgating areas will be patrolled by the Lafayette security staff, a private security firm, and uniformed and non-uniformed police officers and college officials to ensure that fans are tailgating legally, responsibly, and within the allotted time period.


  • Students are encouraged to stay hydrated throughout the day. Water stations will be available on March Field and Anderson Courtyard during the tailgating hours.


·         Students are reminded to drink responsibly. The college recommends one drink per hour for students who are planning on drinking while tailgating.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Safety Bulletin from Chief Shupp

With the approach of the holiday season, the Lehigh University Police
Department will be pooling resources with the police department of the City
of Bethlehem to address what is traditionally an increase in burglaries and
thefts of valuables such as cell phones, GPS systems, computers and other

The Bethlehem Police Department has already seen a marked increase in
robberies over the past month, and we expect this to continue through the
holiday season. These are often crimes of opportunity, that is, theft of
property not properly secured. With your cooperation, we can significantly
reduce the chances that you will be affected.

We are assigning more Community Police officers to patrol both the Lehigh
campus and the areas surrounding the campus, and we ask your cooperation by
incorporating common sense safety measures.

The LUPD reminds all members of the Lehigh community to exercise extra
caution and remain vigilant about your surroundings during this time, and
offers the following advice from the LUPD Crime Prevention unit:

- When shopping, park in well-lit spaces as close to the store as possible.
Lock your car, and hide all packages in the trunk or under the seats.
Remain alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times. If carrying a
handbag, keep it as close to your body as possible. Place wallets inside a
coat or in a front pants pocket.

- Hide all valuables in your car, including GPS systems (and any apparatus
that attaches the unit to the windshield).

If you live off campus:

- Keep the exterior of your residence well-lit at night.

- Before leaving for the holidays, register your off-campus residence at
www.lehigh.edu/~inlpd/liv_1.html so that extra patrols can be scheduled in
your neighborhood. Since criminal activity increases over semester breaks,
be sure that your home does not become a target. Always lock doors and
windows. If your property is valuable and portable, take it with you. The
use of light timers is recommended. It is also recommended that you make
arrangements regarding the delivery of mail and newspapers so that they do
not accumulate outside your residence.

- If you notice any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please report
it to either the Bethlehem Police at 610-865-7187, or the Lehigh University
Police Department at 610-758-4200.

Please keep these tips in mind for a safe and happy holiday season. For
additional information about crime prevention programs, please contact the
Lehigh University Police Department at 610-758-4200.

Chief Ed Shupp

S.L.A.G- PIKE Scholarship Opportunity





The Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity will present up to three S.L.A.G. Scholarships* to the freshmen men who most closely embody one or more of the qualities found in PIKE’s motto: S.L.A.G. (Scholar, Leader, Athlete, and Gentleman).

After an online application, brief interview, and finalists’ dinner, a committee of diverse and qualified PIKE brothers will select the winners of these $500 scholarships.



Scholarship: Achieves success in academics

Leadership: Displays passion, drive, and leadership in all areas of college life

Athleticism: Athletically inclined and has enthusiasm for competition

Gentleman: Has social intelligence, personal responsibility, and steadfast integrity



1.     Online application deadline- Friday, November 9th

2.     Interviews- November 12th -14th

3.     Finalists’ dinner- Tuesday, November 27th


Application located at: www.gammalambda.pikes.org




*Awards may affect financial aid; however, “only in a positive capacity”.  Contact the financial aid office for further details.

*Up to three scholarships will be given out.

*Applicants and/or award recipients are not obligated to affiliate themselves with the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Hope Chest Program

It is that time of year where the holidays are hard for many families in our area. In order to help these families with gifts for their children, we invite you to take part in the Holiday Hope Chest program. In coalition with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, we will be giving Holiday Hope Chests to students at Lehigh’s three afterschool homework clubs. 90% of the students at our homework clubs in South Bethlehem are living at or below the poverty line. By providing gift boxes for these students, we are able to take some of the financial strain off of families in our area during the holiday season.


This year we are hoping to fill over 150 Holiday Hope Chests for the students in our homework clubs. If your hall would like to participate, please email inserve@lehigh.edu with how many boxes you will be able to create. We will then provide you with the first names, ages and genders of the children who will be receiving the Holiday Hope Chests your group puts together. For those of you that have participated in the program in the past, please take note that this is a slight change from how the program has been done in the past.


The following are some guidelines for the Holiday Hope Chests:

  • Please place your items in a shoebox.
  • Please be sure to wrap the top and bottom of the shoebox separately.
  • Please place only new items in the box that are appropriate for the age/gender of the recipient.
  • Please attach a gift tag to the box with the name of the recipient.
  • Please drop off completed boxes to the Community Service Office in the Garden Level of the University Center by Friday, November 30th at 5pm. 
  • We suggest the total cost of each box be between $15-$25.

Remember to email us at inserve@lehigh.edu as soon as possible if your organization would like to participate! Your contributions make a tremendous to difference to South Bethlehem families in need.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekend Activities

Friday, November 2

Late Night Lehigh @ Lamberton Hall: Movie Night, 8 p.m. to Midnight
  • 8 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • 10 p.m. Total Recall
  • Snacks are provided
  • Hawk's Nest is open

Women's Volleyball @ Grace Hall
  • 5 p.m. Lehigh University vs. American University
  • 8 p.m. Lafayette College vs. Navy

Lehigh Valley Mall Buses from 1:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lehigh pick up spots are Saucon Village and Fair-Mart (Packer Avenue). Please visit http://www.lehigh.edu/~instuact/shuttlebus.shtml for schedule details. Note that the shuttles to the Rave Movie Theater are not running this weekend.

Saturday, November 3

Late Night Lehigh @ Lamberton Hall: Game Night, 8 p.m. to Midnight
  • Wii on the big screen
  • Wax Hands
  • Life-size game of Operation, Jenga and Connect Four
  • Caramel Apple Making
  • Snacks are provided
  • Hawk's Nest is open

Women's Volleyball @ Grace Hall

  • 1 p.m. Lehigh University vs. Navy
  • 4 p.m. Lafayette College vs. American University

Lehigh Valley Mall Buses from 1:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lehigh pick up spots are Saucon Village and Fair-Mart (Packer Avenue). Please visit http://www.lehigh.edu/~instuact/shuttlebus.shtml for schedule details. Note that the shuttles to the Rave Movie Theater are not running this weekend.