Presidents Digest 11.22.19

Greetings Presidents!
You made it! Enjoy your break. 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

Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Institute

  • All 2019-2020- & 2020-chapter presidents and council officers are required to attend our Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Institute held January 24-26, 2020 in Estes Park, CO.
    • If you have not already, please register for FSLI via this registration form by 12.13.19

Officer Workshop Series Kick-Off Event

  • Please mark your calendars for the Spring 2020 OWS Kick-Off
    • 1-2:30 p.m.
      • Risk Management Officers (BSB 103)
      • New Member Education Officers (BSB 105)
      • Public Relations/Marketing Officers (BSB 107)
    • 3-4:30 p.m.
      • Accountability/Standards/Judicial Officers (BSB 103)
      • Academic Success/Scholarship Officers (BSB 105)
      • Service/Philanthropy Officers (BSB 107)

Presidents Forums

  • Please mark your calendars for the Spring 2020 Presidents Forum dates. All chapter presidents are required to attend Presidents Forums
    • January 31, 2020, 3:30-5pm, LSC 290
    • February 28, 2020 3:30-5pm, LSC 290
    • March 27, 2020, 3:30-5pm, LSC 290
    • April 24, 2020 3:30-5pm, LSC 290

F/S Fest

  • is scheduled for the week of Monday, April 13- 17, 2020.
  • At the start of the spring semester, the F/S Programming Board will send out detailed information about the programs and activities occurring throughout F/S Fest 2020.


  • is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or on the Pre-Scheduled Make-Up day of Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:30am – 2:30pm [Volunteers, plan for both dates!]

Now Accepting FSL Individual Award Nominations

  • Nominations close 12.13.19
      • Award Categories
        • Sorority/ Fraternity Member of the Year
        • President of the Year
        • Emerging Leader of the Year
        • Scholar of the Year
        • Advisor of the Year
        • Living the Ritual
        • Outstanding Campus Involvement
        • Outstanding Community Service and Philanthropy
        • Diversity, Social Justice, & Inclusion Award
      • Detailed descriptions of each award can be found here.
      • Nominate your sisters and brothers by completeing and Individual Award Nomination form here.

FSL Classes

    • Leadership Techniques for Emerging Fraternity and Sorority Leaders
      • IU 273- Section 001 & R01 – 2 Credits
      • Spring 2020 -Full Semester.
      • Geared toward first year & sophomore members
      • To register for the course, register for both CRN #11319 and #11517 or email Amanda Villa at  for more information.
    • Advanced Leadership Techniques for Fraternity and Sorority Members
      • IU273- Section 002 & R02 – 2 Credits
      • Spring 2020 -Full Semester
      • Geared towards juniors & seniors
      • To register for the course, register for both CRN #26579 and #26580 or e-mail Lindsay Sell at for more information.
    • Fraternity and Sorority Members Against Sexual Assault
      • WS 495 – 1 Credit
      • Spring 2020 – First 8 Weeks
      • To register for the course, register for CRN # 17270 or email Natalie Padrón at with any questions
    • Fraternity & Sorority Academic Course Recommendation Forms

Campus Resources

Tell Someone (refer someone if you are concerned about their mental health and safety and/or to report a bias related incident)


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.


Academic Year

Calendar Year

Should you have any general Elevation questions please email the OFSL accreditation student interns at 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

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 to have them included in the presidents digest, shared on social media or highlighted on our digital screen.


Council Updates

Interfraternity Council

  • General Assembly Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, December 2, 2019, 5 p.m., LSC Senate Chambers.

Multicultural Greek Council

  • Delegate Meeting:The next meeting is Monday, December 2, 2019, 4:30 p.m., LSC 300.

National Panhellenic Council

  • NPHC Meeting:The next meeting is Monday, December 2, 2019, 7 p.m., LSC 310.

Panhellenic Association

  • Panhellenic Meeting:The next meeting is Monday, December 2, 2019, 4 p.m., LSC Senate Chambers.

Professional Fraternity Council

PFC Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, December 2, 2019, 6:15 p.m., LSC 144


CSU Updates & Announcements

Win Money for Your Student Organization

  • The athletics department is sponsoring a competition where your organization can earn up to $300. Next week is our women’s basketball game against our rivals at the University of Colorado. Student organizations can come out and cheer the RAMs to victory. Registered student organizations can win prizes with the following criteria:
    • Spirit (which organization can show off the most RAM pride?
    • % of members attending the game
    • Staying the entire game

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, with any questions or concerns.

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


  • 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 for more information


  • Each semester WGAC offers a variety of group options for primary and secondary survivors to heal in community with on another. Students of any gender and ability level are encouraged to join. All groups are free of charge.
  • See included links below for specific groups or contact for more information.

WGAC Support Groups, WGAC Healing Nature, WGAC Secondary Survivors, WGAC Body-Mind


Other Updates & Announcements

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


Upcoming Events & Programs

To view all upcoming events and programs please visit