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PHA Bid Day will be held on Faurot Field August 21, 2016 at 10am. Gates will open at 9am for spectators to enter Gate 4E (East side of stadium by Hearnes Center).
Parking is located in Hearnes Center Lot.
Women will be lined up according to their Pi Chi group number and by alphabetical order, A’s being closest to the East side.
Bid Day events on Faurot will last around 30 minutes. Chapters will be released out the North End Zone and will walk to their chapter’s Bid Day locations. Visitation during chapter Bid Day events will vary according to chapter.
Can’t make it to Columbia? Watch Bid Day here.
Greek Week this year was full of opportunities and involvement for Greek students to make a difference in our community. Every pairing came together to create the most successful Greek Week Mizzou has ever seen, and raise an astounding amount of money for our beneficiaries.
Greek Week started off this year with a Blood Drive. Each pairing would send volunteers, donors, and encourage all students to donate. The Blood Drive lasted April 4-6th, and collected a record total of 1,632 units of blood. This is an incredible amount of lives saved, and the Greek community is ecstatic to have raised this amount for the American Red Cross.
Games began that weekend, April 7-10th. Sports included Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and a Swim Relay. Pairings came dressed in theme to support their teams. While competition is fierce, sportsmanship and spirit are extremely important to the Greek Community and for placing overall in Sports. This is a great time for students to come together and cheer on athletes from their pairing.
The next event was Fling, which occurred April 12-14 th . This was a chance for chapters to show off their talents with skit and dance. Pairings created a 15-minute skit that included props, flats, an incorporated song, and two dance routines. This is one of the most popular events of Homecoming and Greek Week every year, as it is a time for students to watch what other chapters have created, and have the opportunity to enjoy the productions with other pairings.
This Greek Week there was many service events targeted towards helping our beneficiaries. Our beneficiaries for Greek Week this year included The Ronald McDonald House, True North, Center Project, Honor Flight, Camp Kesem, and Cedar Creek. Beneficiaries this year each held a small event that would help them specifically. Some of these events included a Camp Kesem donation drive, a trunk sale benefiting Center Project, and the opportunity for students to help build a bridge at Cedar Creek. After these events came two of the largest Service events, Caring For Columbia and Special Olympics. At Caring For Columbia, students did a variety of different projects across the community. Such projects included cleaning parks, having a Field Day with local Girl Scouts, and helping at a local food bank. At Special Olympics, pairings created a booth for athletes to play in between events, had fans in the stands to cheer on athletes, and had volunteers to be “buddies” for the athletes and support them in their events. This was an incredible experience for all involved, and is all a part of what makes Greek Week so important to the campus and the community.
Overall, standings were as follows:
1 st Kappa Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, and Sigma Nu
2 nd Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Kappa Alpha Order
3 rd Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Sigma Psi, Theta Chi, and Sigma Tau Gamma
4 th Phi Mu, Phi Gamma Delta, and Delta Kappa Epsilon
5 th Chi Omega, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and Kappa Sigma
The Panhellenic Association Hosts an Exciting Reveal to Welcome 84 ΠXs
Panhellenic Counselor’s serve as a Potential New Member’s first guide and leader into Greek Life. The job of a Panhellenic Counselor, also known as a Pi Chi, is to be a mentor for young women going through the Formal Recruitment process and beyond. On March 22nd, a new group of Pi Chi’s were chosen for the 2016’s Formal Panhellenic Recruitment.
Upon arriving to Francis Quadrangle, Pi Chi hopefuls were told that they had received a second round interview to become a Panhellenic Counselor. Little did they know, they had been chosen to be Pi Chis and would be receiving a Pi Chi bid card with their name on it. After receiving a bid, the women were taken to the Heidelberg to celebrate and meet the other Pi Chis. 2016 Pi Chi Erin stated, “Pi Chi Reveal was one of my favorite experiences I’ve had in college. Getting to open a Pi Chi bid card on the Quad was the perfect way to find out I was selected to do something I’ve dreamed of since going through recruitment. Sharing the excitement with my sisters who were also selected made it even better.”
Being a Pi Chi is many women’s favorite position they have during their time as a Greek student at Mizzou. The impression that Panhellenic Counselor’s have on their Potential New Members is an experience that many women carry with them throughout their entire time in Greek Life. When asking Kackie about why she wanted to be a Pi Chi she explained, “I have wanted to be in a sorority since I was seven. I knew being Greek would be an amazing experience. When I finally did get to go through recruitment, I came to Mizzou very much alone. My family was 13 hours away and the closest person I knew before college was three hours away. I knew no one in the entire state. Even through the fear and anxiety, there was an instant spark of admiration for me before recruitment even began. I saw three women leading my group, eating lunch with us, helping us with our outfits, and caring so deeply that our experience would be positive no matter what happened in the end. I felt the same feeling I had at seven; I knew being a Pi Chi would be a wonderful opportunity for me and the women I would be able to serve.”
Overall, the 2016 Pi Chi reveal was a success. Registration for Formal Recruitment does not begin until this summer, but in the meantime the 2016 Panhellenic Counselors will be preparing to lead one of the largest sorority recruitments in the country.
By Katie Loher
An exciting time is approaching as sorority and fraternity pairings are selected for 2016 Greek Week.
In the past couple years, the Greek Week pairing selection process has become more randomized and equal for the chapters to have a successful Greek Week experience. This has created a more positive environment, and more chance for success within every pairing. Greek Week at Mizzou is an exciting time where members of chapters get to know one another, participate in sporting events, create a skit for Fling, and most importantly complete service work that benefits the greater Columbia area.
This year, the pairing selection took place on February 17th in Allen Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Liaisons for every chapter as well as some of the chapter presidents filed in to the auditorium and took their seats to await the reveal of their Greek Week pairing.
Before this process began sororities and fraternities were given a list of potential pairings whom they would preference. At the event, every sorority and fraternity grouping’s name is written on a ping-pong ball and placed in a fishbowl. One of the Greek Week co-directors would then randomly select one of the balls and read off the name. When the chapters name was called, they would be given the first choice on their list. If their first choice was already in a pairing, the chapter would get their second choice, and so on from there. At the end, all chapters seemed to be excited to meet their pairings and get started with planning Greek Week events for 2016.
Greek Week will take place from April 3-17th. For more information on the specific events and dates, visit http://greeklife.missouri.edu/programs/greek-week/.
The Greek Week groupings are as follows:
Zeta Tau Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, & Sigma Phi Delta
Kappa Delta, Sigma Nu, & Alpha Tau Omega
Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, & Alpha Epsilon Pi
Kappa Alpha Theta, Beta Theta Pi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Sigma Phi, & Zeta Beta Tau
Sigma Kappa, Sigma Chi, and Alpha Gamma Sigma
Pi Beta Phi & Phi Kappa Theta
Delta Delta Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, & Alpha Kappa Lambda
Sigma Sigma Sigma, Delta Chi, & Phi Delta Theta
Alpha Phi, Sigma Pi, & Tau Kappa Epsilon
Alpha Chi Omega, Theta Chi, Beta Sigma Psi, & Sigma Tau Gamma
Delta Gamma, Farmhouse, & Delta Upsilon
Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, & Acacia
Phi Mu, Phi Gamma Delta, & Delta Kappa Epsilon
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lambda Chi Alpha, & Kappa Alpha Order
The Office of Student Conduct is seeking interested students to serve as Justices for the 2016-2017 Judicial Peer Advisory Council (JPAC).
The Judicial Peer Advisory Council is a peer review board who meets with University of Missouri students that have been involved in alleged violations of the Standard of Conduct.
The application process for interested students is now open. Students who are interested in applying to serve as a JPAC Justice can follow the instructions by clicking here.
Questions about JPAC can be directed to Julie Drury (firstname.lastname@example.org)