Student Affairs News & Announcements
2014 Greek Excellence Awards Packet AvaiablePosted By: Greek Affairs, October 23, 2014Held annually, the Greek Excellence Awards Banquet is an opportunity for The University of Alabama’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life to honor the achievements and efforts of its chapters. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (OFSL), takes pride in knowing that our community is home to chapters that are doing tremendous work on our campus, as well as in our community. The banquet will be held, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the North Zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Chapters must submit an electronic version of the packet in order to be eligible to win various chapter awards. Let the packet serve as an instrument that articulates, in detail, what your chapter has accomplished this year. Thoroughly complete the package, making sure to include pictures, newsletters, awards, projects, and other documentation that will highlight your chapter’s achievements.
The packet is due Monday, December 8, 2014. Please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at (205) 348-2693 or email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
2015 Greek Ambassador Applications AvailablePosted By: Greek Affairs, October 23, 2014The Greek Ambassadors serve as the official representatives of the Greek
Community. As a member of Greek Ambassadors you will be expected to uphold the values of the Greek community, be knowledgeable about our four Greek Councils, and be
able to give tours of the sorority/fraternity residences to prospective students and parents.
This application should be returned with an attached photo to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (2512 Ferguson Center) by 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 6th.
Please feel free to contact Kathryn Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Morrow Heard (email@example.com) or call the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at
205.348.2693 if you have any further questions.
Bead for Life at the WRCPosted By: Womens Resource Center, October 22, 2014The Women's Resource Center will hold a Bead for Life Marketplace on November 3-7.
During that week, students, faculty and staff may browse a selection of products from Bead for Life from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Items include bracelets, necklaces, tote bags and shea bath products ranging in price from $4 to $40.
Bead for life provides women in Uganda an opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty through their beading program. Women who participate in the program are taught to make beads from recycled paper, which are then purchased by Bead for Life. This provides the women with a steady income while in the program and the chance to learn a new skill they can use to start their own businesses after they leave the program. The beaded jewelry is then sold around the world to generate money to provide more of these programs around the world.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work DayPosted By: Womens Resource Center, October 01, 2014Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is a national event that has been ongoing for over twenty years. On November 11, 2014, The University of Alabama will host the event for the first time here at the capstone. This year’s event will be sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, Veterans & Military Affairs, and Graduate Parent Support Programs. Faculty, staff, and UA students who are parents are invited to bring their child (ages 8 – 18) to campus for a day of activities that would expose them to the opportunities for learning and growth available to them here at The University of Alabama. A communication in support of the event is forthcoming from Dr. Bonner. According to the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work official website:
Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program goes beyond the average “shadow” an adult. Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.
In order to participate in this event, please follow these directions:
• You must be an UA employee or UA student who is a parent/guardian of a child (or children) between the ages of 8 – 18 years old.
• If you are an UA employee, you must have permission from your immediate supervisor to participate.
• If you are a UA student parent, you must have permission from your instructors or professors for classes that would be impacted on November 11, 2014.
• Complete the registration form at wrc.ua.edu and return it to the Women’s Resource Center via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (205-348-5040) by October 31, 2014.
• You must accompany your child to activities for the entire event.
If you need a letter of explanation for the event provided to your supervisor or instructor(s) then please email Paige Miller at email@example.com. Please contact Paige as well for more information about the event.
Women’s Resource Center to host Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month activitiesPosted By: Womens Resource Center, September 29, 2014The Women’s Resource Center at The University of Alabama is well underway in preparing for both Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Each year, the staff and volunteers at the Women’s Resource Center work diligently to plan several events for both of these awareness months. With an already full calendar of events planned for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Peer Education Coordinator Zoe Storey said, “We are so excited about everything we have coming up for DVAM. We’re hoping to get as many students involved as possible to let people know just how prevalent instances of dating and domestic violence are, and ways we can help reduce that number.”
Throughout the month, the UA community is encouraged to wear a purple ribbon in support of dating and domestic violence awareness through the WRC’s purple ribbon campaign. Students and organizations can place ribbons on reserve by contacting the WRC at (205) 348-5040. Students and community members can also drop off used cell phones, whether working or not, to the WRC or the Dean of Students Office for the Verizon HopeLine. The donated items will be recycled and used to help those affected by dating and domestic violence. A full calendar of events can be found at wrc.ua.edu.
In addition to DVAM, the WRC also hosts several programs in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As in previous years, honor and remembrance trees will be placed in various locations around campus as a way to recognize those affected by breast cancer. Pink ribbon ornaments can be customized and placed on the tree in honor of a breast cancer survivor or in memory of those who have passed away due to the disease. Locations include the Student Health Center, the Rec Center, the Ferguson Center and Capstone Retirement Village.
The Women’s Resource Center has also partnered with Dr. Mary Ann Kelly to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 11 in Birmingham, Ala. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Kelley at (205) 348-1031 if they wish to participate in the race. In addition to the race itself, the WRC is currently recruiting volunteers to work two fundraising events prior to and after the race day. The first is a spirit night at Chick-fil-A on Skyland Boulevard October 7, and the second is a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in University Mall on October 25. To find out more information about these events, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Eric Patterson at the WRC at (205) 348-5040.
The University of Alabama Women’s Resource Center, through a focus on gender, fosters a community of social justice, safety, diversity, leadership, and education. This is accomplished by outreach, advocacy, collaboration, and support to individuals and communities of all identities.
Mississippi/Alabama 2014 Fitness ExpoPosted By: UREC, October 13, 20142014 Fitness Expo November 15 & 16
@ The University of Southern Mississippi.
Pre Registration Begins October 1st.
More info HERE