Presidents Digest 11.15.19

Greetings Presidents!

Happy Friday! The president’s digest is a weekly email full of this week’s updates from our office, councils, chapters, CSU and the community.

By condensing, all these emails that were previously sent to you individually into one weekly presidents digest email, we are reducing the overall amount of correspondence you receive. That makes it even more important for you to read through this information thoroughly to ensure you are aware of all relevant information as well as share it with your chapter as appropriate. As the chapter president, you are responsible for knowing all information contained in this email and sharing it with your membership.

Please ensure you read through the entire Presidents Digest and pass along relevant information and opportunities to officers and/or members. While we know that the digest emails are long, we respect your desire to not receive many, many emails each week and thus condense everything in one message. The tradeoff is the expectation for chapter presidents to be familiar with all the information included. Please also note that we are happy to include updates and announcements from chapters and councils in the digest as well.

 

OFSL Updates & Reminders

Presidents Forum

  • Required for chapter presidents, but if for some reason you are unable to attend one (or all of these meetings) please email natalie.padron@colostate.edu to arrange an appropriate proxy to attend in your place.
    • TODAY November 15, 2019, 3:30-5 p.m., LSC 382

Campus Resources

Tap chapter members to consider governing council leadership:

  • PFC will be electing/slating new council officers this semester. Consider outstanding students and emerging leaders in the chapter you advise and encourage them to apply for council leadership. It is a great way to get involved, connect across the community, and impact change. More information about council leadership can be found at: https://fsl.colostate.edu/council-executive-board-application/

Updates on Community Programming:

  • As many of you know, our office was working to bring a community speaker to campus on November 4, 2019 to discuss the history of racism in the fraternity and sorority community and opportunities for members to engage. Based on conversations with campus partners about the volume of programming occurring in October and early November, we have decided to move our community speaker to next semester. We will share additional information and the date of the program in the coming weeks.
    • Although our community speaker will take place in the spring there are still many opportunities to engage in campus programming about diversity, equity and inclusion. We will include such opportunities in this digest weekly.
    • Please see the CSU Updates section for information on cultural months and other opportunities for continued diversity and inclusion programming.

 

 Elevation Accreditation Deadlines & Reminders

Please note: your chapter is on the Academic Year Program if your election cycle runs from August to May.

Please note: your chapter is on the Calendar Year Program if your election cycle runs January to December.

Ongoing

Academic Year

Calendar Year

Should you have any general Elevation questions please email the OFSL accreditation student interns at fsl_elevation@mail.colostate.edu or contact your chapter liaison.

 

Action Items

Elevation Check-in

  • Reach out to your fellow officers and discuss upcoming Elevation deadlines

Other Tasks

  • Share the opportunities for involvement with members – specifically Council Executive Board Applications
  • Ensure that your chapter as a representative selected to attend council meetings, and inform that person of any upcoming meetings or expectations

 

Helpful Links & Resources

Request an Advisor

Fraternity & Sorority Life Website

  • Stay current on upcoming fraternity and sorority events by checking the online calendar. It is our expectation that chapters view this calendar when building their own calendar to avoid any community-wide or mandatory program conflicts.

Member of the Month

Advertising through Fraternity & Sorority Life

  • Have something you’d like to advertise? Email photos or flyers to fsl_pr@mail.colostate.edu to have them included in the presidents digest, shared on social media or highlighted on our digital screen.

 

Council Updates

Consider applying to serve on your Council’s Executive Board! Applications are available here.

Interfraternity Council

  • General Assembly Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, November 18, 2019, 5 p.m., LSC Senate Chambers.
    • Interfraternity Council is currently accepting applications for the Director of Recruitment. Applications are due TODAY, Friday, November 15, 2019 by 5p.m. Applications are available here.

Multicultural Greek Council

  • Delegate Meeting:The next meeting is Monday, November 18, 2019, 4:30 p.m., LSC 300.

National Panhellenic Council

  • NPHC Meeting:The next meeting is Monday, November 18, 2019, 7 p.m., LSC 310.

Panhellenic Association

  • Panhellenic Meeting:The next meeting is Monday, November 18, 2019, 4 p.m., LSC Senate Chambers.

Professional Fraternity Council

  • PFC Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, November 18, 2019, 6:15 p.m., LSC 144

 

CSU Updates & Announcements

Campus Step Up

  • A Social Justice Retreat is now accepting applications for Campus Step Up, an opportunity for students to expand their awareness of power, dominance and privilege through identity exploration. The retreat enables participants to focus on self-reflection, education, and personal growth as well as their perceptions and understanding of systems, privilege, and oppression. Campus Step Up is FREE to attend. All transportation, lodging, meals, and supplies are provided for the duration of the retreat.
  • Retreat takes place January 15-18, 2020 at the YMC of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO.
  • Applications are due Monday, November 18, 2019 by 9 a.m. Applications can be found here.
  • Please email rachel.kiemele@colostate.edu with any questions.

Native American Cultural Center

  • The Native American Cultural Center is excited to announce the schedule for the upcoming National Native American Heritage Month! This fall marks the 40 year anniversary of the NACC office, and they are very excited to share a great month of programming for the CSU and Fort Collins community. Programming starts this weekend, and next week will be their big kick-off event, so help them spread the word and come celebrate these events. Linked below is the larger calendar for the month. See their Facebook page for additional marketing for specific events

Career Center

  • Career Education Specialists
    • The Career Center is hiring juniors, seniors, or graduate students to serve as Career Education Specialists. More information is available here.
  • Lead Branding & Recruitment Specialist
    • The Lead Branding & Recruitment Specialist Board works with 9 different career partners that are looking to hire all different majors and years.
    • As a team they provide two 30 minute presentations for student organizations on two topics: Resume Failures and How to Avoid Them and Recruiter Real Talk: Tips for Networking from our Career Partners. They are also able to talk about the career center as a whole and the job opportunities that their partners have right now for students.
    • Please reach out to gilfahey@rams.colostate.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Students for Holocaust Awareness

TILT Workshop Schedule

  • See below attachments for their Academic Success Workshop and CSU Health Network – Well-being Wednesday Fall 2019 workshop schedule.
  • More information can be found here.

SLiCE Adaptive Swim

  • Pairs CSU student volunteers with members of the community with disabilities with a focus on relationship and community building through having fun in the pool! Volunteers participate in weekly discussions prior to swims to learn about topics such as disability, diversity, and social justice.
  • Volunteers can participate Thursday’s 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. or Sunday’s 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. October 2019 though April 2020
  • Edora Pool and Ice Center (EPIC)
  • For more information visit sas.colostate.edu

TGIF

  • Pairs CSU student volunteers with teens & young adults with disabilities with a focus on community and relationship building through hosting social events on Friday evenings. Volunteers will learn about topics such as disability, diversity, inclusion, and social justice through discussions and activities with other volunteers prior to each event.
  • Once or twice a month on Fridays from 5-7p.m.
  • Visit tgif.colostate.edu for more information

WGAC

 

Other Updates & Announcements

Apple Drawing Event

  • Apple will be hosting “Everyone Can Create!” Apple will supply the iPads, Pencils and drawing software. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a Apple Watch and Beats Wireless Headphones.
  • If your chapter is interested contact Cami Marfizo at cmarfizo@apple.com or 720.202.7927 to get more details on dates, times, and places.

Old Town Putt

  • Old Town Putt is a new local business that opened in May. Located in The Exchange in Old Town Fort Collins. This location has nine holes of indoor mini golf, shuffleboard, ski-ball, ping-pong, and many more features. More information is available here.

Generation Exchange

  • Generation Exchange puts on free monthly workshops for older adults to be pared up with students and learn how to use technology. More information is available here or contact meryl@generationexchange.org

DIY Creations

  • DIY Creations is a tavern at the Outlets of Loveland mall. They facilitate different projects, mostly wood but also including leather, glass etching and string art projects. They can accommodate 55 people at a time.
    • Use code gals20 for a 20% discount.

 

Upcoming Events & Programs 

To view all upcoming events and programs please visit fsl.colostate.edu.