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PANHELLENIC RECRUITMENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11:59PM SATURDAY JULY 25th


Unforeseen technical difficulties with the Panhellenic Formal Recruitment registration website on Friday, July 24th has resulted in the inability of some students to register for the recruitment process. We apologize for any inconvenience and are currently working with the vendor to resolve the problem which we hope to have resolved today.

Due to this unforeseen problem the registration deadline will be extended by one additional day. Registration for Panhellenic Formal Recruitment will now close at 11:59PM on Saturday, July 25th. To register go to https://missouripha.mycampusdirector.com/register or follow the link on the Panhellenic Recruitment webpage.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Office of Greek Life by email at umcgreeklife@missouri.edu or by phone at (573) 882-8291.

Published July 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

The Greek Life Website will be down Friday (17th) 8am-10:30am


The Greek Life Website will be temporarily down for maintenance on Friday, July 17th from 8am-10:30am. Registrations for PHA Sorority Recruitment can still take place on this site: https://missouripha.mycampusdirector.com/register/. However, you will not be able to access the Greek Life website during the outage. If you are planning on signing up during the hours of 8am-11am on Friday, July 17th we recommend saving this link and going directly to this page: https://missouripha.mycampusdirector.com/register/. For questions call us at 573-882-8291

PHA Formal Recruitment Registration Now Open


Formal Recruitment: August 16 – 23, 2015

PHA Formal Recruitment Information

  • Registration  for Formal Recruitment 2015 will open July 8th and close July 24th
  • Late registrations are NOT accepted and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.
  • Cost=$175.00 per person (includes room, board, tee shirts and processing fees)—this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • For participants who live on campus, move-in will take place two weekends before classes start.
  • Students must be fully admitted to the University in order to register.
  • It is HIGHLY recommended that women participating in formal recruitment or informal recruitment have at or above a 3.5 cumulative high school or college GPA at the time they are seeking membership. Visit the FAQ page for more information.
  • View the 2015 PHA Recruitment Guide.

Register for Formal Recruitment

Chancellor’s Summit on Sexual Assault and Student Safety in Greek Life


June 20, 2015

The Chancellor’s Summit on Sexual Assault and Student Safety in Greek Life was a tremendous success. Approximately 250 students, alumni, national representatives and university faculty and staff worked together to identify issues and strategies to enhance safety throughout our entire campus.

Students have been working hard all year to identify ways to address this important national issue on our campus. We are really proud to see our Greek students taking such a proactive leadership role in peer education and cross-campus collaboration.

Getting everyone together is an important step, but this is not the end. In the coming days, in collaboration with all of the stakeholders here today, Greek Life and the Title IX Office will be working to develop an action plan based on the discussion today. We look forward to continuing to work with students, alumni, national Greek association headquarters, faculty and staff to maintain and enhance safety in our community.

PHA Formal Recruitment 2015


PHA Formal Recruitment is fast approaching.

  • Formal Recruitment will run August 16 – 23, 2015.
  • Registration for Formal Recruitment 2015 will open July 8th and close July 24th.
  • Late registrations are NOT accepted and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.
  • Cost=$175.00 per person (includes room, board, tee shirts and processing fees)—this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • For participants who live on campus, move-in will take place two weekends before classes start.
  • Students must be fully admitted to the University in order to register.
  • View the 2015 PHA Recruitment Guide.

Click here to find more information.

The University of Missouri Panhellenic Association To Implement Sexual Violence Education Plan Fall 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carolyn Welter, Vice President of Public Relations

913-256-9015

cmw3t4@mail.missouri.edu

The University of Missouri Panhellenic Association To Implement Sexual

Violence Education Plan Fall 2015

COLUMBIA, MO (June 15, 2015) – The University of Missouri’s Panhellenic Association will implement a Sexual Violence Education Plan at the start of the 2015-2016 school year that will set education requirements for new members, chapter executive boards and chapter members. The plan will be implemented during the 2015-2016 school year.

The plan was drafted by PHA Vice President of Risk Management, Kendall Foley after months of diligent research and communication with the PHA Executive Board, chapter presidents, chapter members, the Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Center and Assistant Vice Provost and Title IX Administrator Ellen Eardley.

The Sexual Violence Education Plan, while related, was created prior to the proposals made by the Fraternity Alumni Consortium and will be implemented regardless of any future administrative policies.

Attached is an outline and explanation of the Sexual Violence Education Plan.

For additional information on the Sexual Violence Education Plan, contact PHA Vice President of Public Relations Carolyn Welter, cmw3t4@mail.missouri.edu or PHA Vice President of Risk Management Kendall Foley, muphariskmanagement@gmail.com.

 

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The University of Missouri Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council are two of the three councils within the Office of Greek Life. The Panhellenic Association is the governing body over the 15 recognized NPC sororities and one affiliate sorority on our campus. An Executive Board comprised of eight sorority women are elected each year in order to promote unity within the sororities through weekly delegation, frequent events for the whole PHA community, hosting Formal Recruitment each year and much more. The Executive Board works to promote the four University of Missouri Panhellenic values, sisterhood, scholarship, leadership and service, which are the common threads that unite all of our sorority women. You can learn more about the organization at http://greeklife.missouri.edu/pha/.

 

Attachments:

Panhellenic Association

University of Missouri

Sexual Violence Education Plan

Throughout the spring 2015 semester, since the current Panhellenic Association board members began our terms, we have been involved in a constant and progressive dialogue about sexual violence in our community. We have been reaching out to campus resources, opening up channels of communication to hear concerns and brainstorming the best ways to serve our community by addressing this crime with education, support, and sisterhood. We have collaborated within our council, with the Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Center and Title IX Office, with chapter and campus leaders and with the sorority chapter members we aim to serve. From that communication and cooperation that we are incredibly thankful for, we have developed a comprehensive plan to address the concerns that have been raised surrounding the issue of sexual violence. The plan focuses entirely on the principles of education, support and preparation. Those are our goals, first and foremost.

Specific concerns that we have heard in spades from members of the PHA community and others can be seen directly reflected in the details of our plan. We have strategically incorporated the issues our community is facing into our extensive plan to create a safe community where our members can feel comfortable and empowered to make their own decisions and enjoy their time at the university.

Firstly, the PHA board recognizes that it is unrealistic and ineffective to treat the issue of sexual violence as if it affects all of our members in the same way. We have tailored the education plan to address members throughout all phases of their time in college and different types of members within the sorority chapter.

New Members

Women are most likely to become victims of a sexual crime within their first semester of college. Furthermore, we have become aware that women coming into college have generally been wildly underexposed to sexual violence education. In particular, it seems that a significant concern is that younger members are not aware of what constitutes different types of sexual violence.

  • New member peer educators: about ten new members from each chapter’s pledge class in the fall will undergo focused education training where they will learn about of sexual violence prevention and reporting. They will be challenged to have informal conversations with their peers within their pledge class to encourage positive bystander intervention and spread the education they received.
  • Education program: chapters will be required to host an education session with all new members during the new member period and the new member peer educators will help facilitate the session. The program will be designed in a collaborative effort between PHA, the RSVP center and the Title IX office.

Chapter Leaders

Leaders of a sorority chapter are often put into difficult situations when their attention is called to a member of their chapter who has become a victim of sexual violence. While these women are the trusted leaders of their chapters, they are often not trained on how to navigate situations like these. A climate that allows the politics of the Greek system and misunderstandings of the reporting process can also be cultivated when the leaders of a chapter are not thoroughly educated on sexual violence and how to address it.

  • Support training summit: all chapter executive council members will be required to attend a summit where they will receive sexual violence education and go through training on how to handle situations of sexual violence when they arise within the chapters.
  • Training and resource manual: all executive board members will receive manuals that they can use throughout the year to refer back to the training and education they received at their summit.

Chapter Members

If chapter members receive sexual violence programs at all, it is often surface-level education that does not progress their thinking or challenge them. In addition, they can often end up receiving the same presentation or program several times throughout their years in college. The overall culture of sexual violence in the community reflects the lack of education that the average chapter member has had.

  • Yearly education requirement loop: all chapters will be required to provide a sexual violence education program at least once a year for their members. PHA, the RSVP center and the Title IX office will be working together to create four different presentations that are in-depth and will challenge sorority women. The chapters will be set on four-year loop so that the average sorority member sees each of the programs once, but no member will have to repeat a program.
  • Optional support training: chapter members who are interested in learning more about sexual violence, reporting and support will be offered a training program so that they are better equipped to help support and educate their sisters within the chapter setting.

The Panhellenic Association believes that this education plan addresses the concerns presenting themselves in our community and that it will be immensely effective if executed consistently in the coming years. Together, we can change the culture of our community and create a place where our women feel safe and comfortable, while still empowering them to be the strong and amazing people we know they are.

Sincerely,

Kendall Foley, PHA Vice President of Risk Management

PHA & IFC Press Release Regarding Upcoming Summit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Welter, Vice President of Public Relations
913-256-9015
cmw3t4@mail.missouri.edu
Parker Briden, IFC Vice President of Public Relations
314-435-3254
pwbb7d@mail.missouri.edu

The University of Missouri Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council Hope to Influence Administration Policies at the Upcoming Chancellor’s Summit

COLUMBIA, MO (June 5, 2015) – The University of Missouri’s Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council are optimistic that the upcoming Chancellor’s Summit on Sexual Assault & Student Safety in Fraternity Houses will result in more thorough and adequate administrative policies pertaining to Greek Life.

The summit emerged as a way to discuss the recent proposal on the “Safety of Women Students in Fraternity Houses” brought to the administration by the Fraternity Alumni Consortium. The Executive Boards of both Greek councils appreciate the input from their valued alumni and the school’s administration, however it strongly disagrees with several of the policies proposed by the Fraternity Alumni Consortium.

The women of the Panhellenic Association Executive Board and the Panhellenic chapter presidents deemed the very premise of the proposal problematic and found many of the policies to be ineffective and uneducated. They concluded that a majority of the proposed policies were not in the best interest of the members of the Panhellenic Association. They drafted a letter and emailed it to MU’s Chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin. The letter addresses the Panhellenic Association’s concern with the proposal as a whole and the specific concerns with some of the policies proposed by the Fraternity Alumni Consortium. The intent of the letter was to show the need for the administration to include the women of the Panhellenic Association in discussions surrounding the safety of women students.

The men of the Interfraternity Council Executive Board also have many serious concerns with the proposal and believe that further coordination with student leaders is necessary to create effective policies. The IFC Executive Board has been working throughout the year to draft a new alcohol policy and education initiative designed to combat sexual misconduct within the Greek community. This alcohol policy closely mirrors the one outlined by the Alumni Consortium, and they appreciate their support for those efforts. Their hope is that this summit will provide a platform to discuss their plans with the administration and the Panhellenic Association stakeholders.

Both councils encourage the Fraternity Consortium and administration to consider the aggressive work that IFC and PHA are doing to combat sexual misconduct, and work together with the people who are closest to these issues. The leaders in these two councils are committed to Chancellor Loftin’s goal of eliminating sexual misconduct on our campus and will continue to be a leader in finding effective solutions that move us further towards that goal, while respecting the rights of all MU students.

The invite-only summit, hosted by University of Missouri Chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, will take place on June 20, 2015. The Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council Executive Boards, chapter presidents, a handful of chapter executive officers, house corporation boards, every executive director of National Panhellenic Council and North-American Interfraternity Conference and general stakeholders in the community were all invited.

Details on the new peer education system created by IFC to address sexual misconduct can be found here: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/mu-fraternity-members-are-teaching-each-other-about-sexual-assault/article_768d9d80-860a-5878-ab10-6ec54156374f.html.

Attached is the letter sent to Chancellor Loftin, written and signed on behalf of the leaders of the Panhellenic Association. (Click here for the full Press Release and attachments.)

For additional information on the Panhellenic Association’s position on the proposal, contact PHA Vice President of Public Relations Carolyn Welter, cmw3t4@mail.missouri.edu or PHA President Allison Fitts, alftz8@mail.missouri.edu. For additional information on the Interfraternity Council’s position on the proposal, contact IFC Vice President of Public Relations Parker Briden, pwbb7d@mail.missouri.edu or IFC President Jason Blincow, jtbpp9@mail.missouri.edu.

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS: The University of Missouri Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council are two of the three councils within the Office of Greek Life. The Panhellenic Association is the governing body over the 15 recognized NPC sororities and one affiliate sorority on our campus. An Executive Board comprised of eight sorority women are elected each year in order to promote unity within the sororities through weekly delegation, frequent events for the whole PHA community, hosting Formal Recruitment each year and much more. The Executive Board works to promote the four Mizzou Panhellenic values, sisterhood, scholarship, leadership and service, which are the common threads that unite all of our sorority women. You can learn more about the organization at http://greeklife.missouri.edu/pha/. The MU Interfraternity Council oversees and represents fraternities on Mizzou’s campus. Its objectives are to promote the interests of University of Missouri and member fraternities, promote cooperation between member fraternities and the University of Missouri, and ensure cooperation between member fraternities, as well as uphold IFC’s values of Brotherhood, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. More information on the MU Interfraternity Council can be found at http://greeklife.missouri.edu/ifc/.

Click here for the full Press Release and attachments.

Office of Greek Life Marketing Ambassadors


Interested in representing the Office of Greek Life by tabling at Summer Welcome, presenting to incoming students and their parents about Greek Life at Mizzou, and completing general office tasks?

·         This position is open to ALL Greek students! Deadline is May 1st.

·         Follow the link below to apply! The position is paid and those selected should be available to work around 20 hours per week. Contact Jonathan McElderry with any questions.

·         https://garners.wufoo.com/forms/greek-life-ambassador/

2014 Greek Honors Night Award Winners


Congratulations to the 2014 Greek Honors Night Award Winners! Below is a list of both Individual and Chapter Award Winners.

Individual Awards

Outstanding House Director – Suzy Day of Kappa Delta

 Outstanding Chapter Advisor –  Jean Eggerman of Pi Beta Phi

 Outstanding Faculty Advisor – Traci Scardina of Delta Tau Delta

Selfless Helper – Molly Dean of Chi Omega

Unsung Hero – Eric Biernbaum of Delta Tau Delta

 Cecil B. Keasler Leadership Award – Javier Fernandez of Delta Chi

 Outstanding Sorority Chapter President – Casey Gergen of Kappa Alpha Theta

 Outstanding Fraternity Chapter President – Charlie O’Neill of Sigma Pi

  Outstanding Greek Student IFC – Brenden Lowe of Delta Tau Delta

 Outstanding Greek Student NPHC – Kayla Loveless of Delta Sigma Theta

 Outstanding Greek Student PHA – Lauren Short of Delta Gamma

 

Chapter awards

IFC GPA Excellence –  Beta Theta Pi

NPHC GPA Excellence  Sigma Gamma Rho

Panhellenic GPA Excellence Kappa Alpha Theta

Dedication to Member Academic Excellence – Chi Omega

Excellence in Service and Philanthropy – Acacia

Chapter Risk Management Excellence – Pi Beta Phi

Dedication to Continued Risk Management – Delta Chi

Wellness Award – Sigma Kappa

Excellence in New Member Programming – Kappa Kappa Gamma

Dedication to Continued Member Development – Chi Omega

Outstanding Member Development Event – Alpha Chi Omega

Outstanding Community Programming Event – Alpha Gamma Rho

Outstanding Diversity Event Award – Sigma Gamma Rho

Overall IFC Excellence – Delta Tau Delta

Overall NPHC Excellence – Sigma Gamma Rho

Overall PHA Excellence – Pi Beta Phi

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