Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Memorial and Candlelight Walk for Hanlon MacDonald


Tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7:00 pm there will be a memorial service for Hanlon MacDonald at Packard Chapel. It is open to the community and we hope that anyone who knew Hanlon will be able to attend. Some of Hanlon's close friends will be speaking at the memorial in tribute to Hanlon.

The service will be immediately followed by a memorial candlelight walk through campus. The purpose of the walk is to show the unity and community that we have here at Lehigh, as well as to honor Hanlon's memory. We would love for as many people as possible to participate in the walk to honor Hanlon.

Please share this information with your chapter members and encourage them to attend if they knew Hanlon or if they would like to just show support.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Julie Stomel
President, Kappa Alpha Theta

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rape Aggression Defense Program Information

The 2013 annual "Playing it Safe" campus safety report is now online and
available for viewing on the website of the Lehigh University Police
Department. In addition to updated statistics on campus crime, the report
also includes an overview of various safety programs at Lehigh, an updated
TRACS map and schedule, a list of emergency phone numbers and tips for
staying safe on and off campus.

The report can be viewed at the following link:

Additionally, the LUPD would like to remind the Lehigh community that we
are once again offering self-defense instruction through the Rape
Aggression Defense (RAD) Program. The RAD program is open to any female
student, faculty or staff member.

The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and
techniques for women only. It is a comprehensive course that begins with
awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to
the basics of hands-on defense training.

The RAD course is offered free of charge. The basic physical defense class
is 12 hours, divided up into four days, three hours each day.

Fall RAD classes will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evenings of Sept.
9, 18, 23, and Oct. 7. A second round of classes will be held Nov. 11, 13,
18 and 20.

The classes are held in Sayre Park Village D (The Lodge), and are taught by
the LUPD's certified RAD instructors.

Anyone interested in attending a RAD training session can register at

Questions can be directed to the LUPD at 610-758-4200.

Greek Alumni Webinars

*All webinars will begin at 6:30pm with an option to log on at 6pm to get acquainted with the Elluminate program.

Updates- August 28th

            It’s hard to believe we are already starting another academic year at Lehigh. Once again it seems the summer has flown by. Join in to hear more about some of the major updates such as Accreditation Standings, Phi Gamma Delta closing, Kappa Delta expansion, bLUeprint and other OFSA initiatives for this upcoming academic year. In this session we will lay the foundation for some of our monthly webinar series but also keep you updated about the Greek community.

Expansion/Extension - September 25th

            Interested in learning about the new organizations coming to Lehigh? As the Greek community continues to grow let’s take some time to learn about the extension and expansion processes. We will discuss how the decision to expand/extend is made from a University/Council perspective, who makes up the extension and expansion committees, what target areas the committee looks for when selecting a new organization and the what the role is for previously recognized organizations in the expansion/extension process. Lastly we will discuss the plans for Kappa Delta’s colonization on Lehigh’s campus and how this will affect the overall Greek Community.

Residential Services – October 9th

            Concerned about what chapters are living where? What about Kappa Delta, where will they be living? Let’s face it a lot of changes have been happening lately and it’s never too late to dive into the discussion. During this session we will take a look at all the summer facilities renovations that took place on ‘the hill’ as well as get some updates on the residential outlook for the expanding campus.

bLUeprint: An Initiative Designed For Your Student’s Success- November 6th

            Lehigh’s Student Affairs staff is dedicated to staying ahead of the game when it comes to the new innovative practices. You may have heard a new effort in place for this school year, called bLUeprint. Let’s take some time to explore the 5 core competencies that bLUeprint focuses on: Creative Curiosity, Identity Development, Inclusive Leadership, Collaborative Connections, and Professional Growth and Success. We will further explore how this initiative will help shape students’ experiences at Lehigh particularly within the fraternity and sorority community.

Advising 101- January 8th

            We know that being an alumni advisor isn’t the easiest job in the world and can be quite challenging at times. Join us as we take some time to delve into the fun, yet complicated world of being an advisor. In this session we are here to help give you some tips, inform you on  what you really need to know as an advisor, and explain how to make sure your chapters succeed in their everyday operations.

Accreditation- February 5th

            The school year is moving quickly and it’s already that time of the year again: Accreditation.  For those of you not familiar with the process we’ll spend a few minutes on the background of Accreditation. We will also focus on how you can help your chapter prepare in their Accreditation report and excel in their presentation.           

5 x 10 Programs Sponsored by OFSA and our Governing Councils