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Student Activities and Greek Affairs

Student Activities and Greek Affairs



A presentation on the goals, expectations, and learning outcomes of student activities and Greek affairs as they pertain to student development.

A presentation on the goals, expectations, and learning outcomes of student activities and Greek affairs as they pertain to student development.



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    • What is Student Activities? Student activities is a broad range of programs and services to students. It provides a way for students to become involved and engaged in campus life outside of the classroom.
    • Interview •  Andrea Sims- Assistant Dean College of the Arts •  Assistant Deans provide an environment that is conducive to academic and personal growth. Facilitate learning by providing out of classroom experiences that compliment the academic culture.
    • Goals of a Student Activities Program Enhance Educational experience outside of the classroom. Various activities should complement classroom learning. Should provide exposure to and participation in social, cultural, and multicultural, intellectual, recreational, community service, and campus governance. CAS Standards
    • Why Student Activities are Important •  Students involved in activities are less likely to drop out than students who are not involved. •  Activities encourage involvement which results in a  stronger learning community •  Students who are socially involved make gains in general knowledge and intellectual skills and tend to be more satisfied with the college experience •  Promote effective communication and students become active learners. •  Students relate and connect to faculty •  Students network with outside organizations for benefit after college. *Source: Komives, S. R., Woodward, D. B. Jr., & Associates. (2003). Student services: A handbook for the profession. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. *Source: Hamrick, F. A., Evans, N. J., & Schuh, J. H. (2002). Foundations of student affairs: How philosophy, theory, and research strengthen educational outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
    • A Brief History of Student Activities •  1823 Oxford Union •  First noted formal campus organizations established to bring students together (primarily to debate issues of the day). •  1636 – 1776 Colonial Period •  No extracurricular activities; what they did have was faculty regulated. •  Lack of student activities may have been one of the causes to the student riots *Source: Komives, S. R., Woodward, D. B. Jr., & Associates. (2003). Student services: A handbook for the profession. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
    • History (cont.) •  New National 1776 – 1880 •  Historians view the rise of literary societies, debating clubs, and service groups as the foundations of lasting change in higher ed. •  Students began to exert great influence and determined what values and activities would be emphasized. •  College officials feared activities that departed from the formal curriculum. Even attempted to derail them. This bonded students.
    • Functional Areas •  Cultural programs  •  Government •  Multicultural center x •  Associated Students •  Cultural and Heritage Celebrations/ •  Inter-Club Council Awareness •  Committees •  Film Festivals                        •   Campus Entertainment     •  Student Clubs and Organizations  •  Dances •  Philosophy club •  Movies •  Black Women in Psychology •  Special events                    •  Campus Crusade for Christ •  Lacrosse Club            
    • Functional Areas (cont.) •  Leadership Programs •  Off Campus Trips •  Workshops and seminars •  Study abroad •  Leadership with a club or •  Sevice learning organization  •  Faith based trips •  Athletics •  NCAA •  NAIA •  Intramural •  Extramural •  Wellness fairs
    • Obstacles and Challenges •  The in classroom demands of college students may inflict on the ability of students to participate in activities out of class. •  Off campus demands of students do not let them participate in campus activities.  •  Commuter students are less likely to become involved than residential students. •  First generation college students are less likely to be involved in extracurricular activities. *Source: Astin, A.W. Student involvement: A development theory for higher education. Retrieved from http:// www.middlesex.mass.edu/TutoringServices/AstinInvolvement.pdf
    • Current Issues in Student Activities •  Many students do not have time to get involved with academic work and other demands. •  Students are getting involved in many programs closely related to their chosen field of study for networking, employment opportunities, and exposure to new ideas. •  Faculty highly encourage participation in departmental clubs and programs such as math club, Art appreciation, and philosophy club. •  Many faculty question students intentions and seriousness for academics if devoting time to such clubs as the Harry Potter Book club. •  Driven by student needs
    • Greek Affairs
    • Before we begin… When you hear the words, “fraternity” and “sorority,” what thoughts come to mind?
    • What is Greek Affairs?
    • What is Greek Affairs? •  Corresponds to the office or department responsible for all campus-affiliated fraternity and sorority membership organizations –  Does not include honor societies and business fraternities • Ex. Psi Chi - ΨΧ - Honors Society for Psychology • Ex. Delta Sigma Pi - DSP - National Business Fraternity *Source: www.alphachiomega.org/about_axo/glossary_terms.asp •  Exists out of partnership between host institution and private not-for-profit organization –  Students form the basis of partnership because of their affiliation to both entities
    • What is Greek Affairs? (cont.) CSUF VP-Student Affairs Student Life Dean of Students Office Inter/National Conference/Council Leadership & Multicultural Greek Organization Development Program Organization's Organization's Greek Life Headquarters Board of Directors Greek Councils
    • What is Greek Affairs? (cont.) •  The make-up of Fraternities and Sororities –  Inter/National • Professional Headquarters Staff • Chapters across the U.S. and Canada • Private 501(c)(3) corporations –  Organized exclusively for educational purposes • Many adhere to FIPG guidelines for Risk Management –  Fraternal Information & Programming Group –  Local • Only one chapter of its kind • Not bound by same rules as inter/national groups
    • What is Greek Affairs? (cont.) •  Governing Bodies –  North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) –  National Panhellenic Conference –  National Pan-Hellenic Council –  National Multicultural Greek Council
    • What is Greek Affairs? (cont.) •  Professional Associations –  Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) •  Support and assist fraternity and sorority advisors –  College Fraternity Editors Association (CFEA) •  Professional fraternity and sorority communicators –  Web design, publication development, apparel –  Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) •  Executives of Greek organizations’ headquarters staff •  Programming –  Interfraternal Institute (IFI) –  Undergraduate Interfraternal Institute (UIFI) –  IMPACT •  A campus leadership institute designed to help fraternity and sorority communities establish an agenda for their future and attain great success. IMPACT is designed to foster improved relationships among campus leaders through an intensive, interactive two and one half day program. The IMPACT curriculum emphasizes problem solving, leadership development, values-based decision making, effective communication, and community development. *Source: www.NICIndy.org
    • Goals and Objectives •  To grow personally and collectively in the areas of… –  Moral and social development –  Academic interest –  Civic Engagement –  Leadership *Source: Katz, N. (2009). Mission statement. Greek Life. Fullerton, CA: Author
    • Brief History and Overview •  “Fraternity” and “Sorority” –  Stem from Latin words, “frater” (brother) and “soror” (sister) •  Over 800 campuses participate in Greek Life •  750,00 Undergraduate members in 12,000 chapters •  Annually contribute over 850,000 hours of community service while also raising over $7 million for charity •  Over 9 million members nationwide *Source: George Washington University. (2007). Greek speak. Retrieved on April 1, 2009 from http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/greekspeak/ extras/nationalstatistics/
    • Brief History (cont.) •  Phi Beta Kappa - FBK –  Founded in 1776 at the College of William & Mary –  First Greek-lettered organization –  Honor society for liberal arts and sciences *Source: http://www.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=8 •  Kappa Alpha Society - KA –  Founded in 1825 at Union College –  First secret fraternal organization –  Initially founded as literary society *Source: http://www.ka.org
    • Brief History (cont.) •  Delta Upsilon - DU –  Founded in 1834 at Williams College –  First non-secret fraternity • No secret handshake and no secret ritual *Source: http://www.deltau.org •  Alpha Delta Pi - ADP –  Founded in 1851 at Wesleyan College –  Original name: The Adelphean Society –  First Secret Society for Women *Source: http://www.alphadeltapi.org/contentmanager/page.asp?webpageid=1
    • Brief History (cont.) •  Pi Beta Phi - PBF –  Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College –  Original Name: I.C. Sorosis –  First Fraternity for Women *Source: http://www.pibetaphi.org •  Kappa Alpha Theta - KAQ –  Founded in 1870 at DePauw University –  First Greek-lettered Women’s fraternity –  Notable Alum: Nancy Kassebaum • First Female U.S. Senator to Win by Vote *Source: http://www.kappaalphatheta.org
    • Brief History (cont.) •  Gamma Phi Beta - GFB –  Founded in 1874 at Syracuse University –  Recognized as First “Sorority” *Source: Gamma Phi Beta website - http://www.gammaphibeta.org •  Pi Lambda Phi - PLF –  Founded in 1895 at Yale University –  First Non-Sectarian Fraternity *Source: Pi Lambda Phi website - http://www.pilambdaphi.org •  Phi Sigma Sigma - FSS –  Founded in 1913 at Hunter College –  First Non-Sectarian Sorority *Source: Phi Sigma Sigma website - http://www.phisigmasigma.org
    • Greeks That Just Might Surprise You Brad Pitt Condoleezza Rice Martin Luther King Jr. Sigma Chi - SC Alpha Chi Omega - ACW Alpha Phi Alpha - AFA Jason Lewis Cheech Marin Kate Capshaw Delta Upsilon - DU Phi Sigma Kappa - FSK Alpha Delta Pi - ADP
    • Greeks That Just Might Surprise You (cont.) Rosa Parks Kevin Costner Sean “Diddy” Combs Alpha Kappa Alpha - AKA Delta Chi - DC Kappa Delta Rho - KDR Mark Zuckerberg Lucy Liu Carrie Underwood Alpha Epsilon Pi - AEP Chi Omega - CW Sigma Sigma Sigma - SSS
    • Functional Area of Greek Affairs •  Serve as… –  Support staff for students –  Educators in Risk Management –  Liaisons to University and surrounding community •  Provide opportunities for –  Social development –  Networking –  Advancement Nicholas Katz –  Community Service Coordinator for Greek Life –  Educational engagement outside nkatz@exchange.fullerton.edu the classroom
    • Current Issues •  Local Fraternities and Sororities –  Not held to any organizational standards •  Unrecognized Fraternities •  Negative Image by faculty, students, and community –  15% of students adamantly opposed* *Source: Mattson. M., & Orendi. J. (2006). Good guys: The eight steps to limitless possibility for fraternity recruitment, 75. Naperville, IL: Phired Up Productions
    • Current Issues (cont.) •  Hazing –  387 B.C.E - First hazing incident • Plato commented on the savagery of young boys he observed. Fraternity historian Frederick Kershner considered Plato’s observations perhaps the earliest account of hazing-like behaviors –  1657 - Two Harvard College students pay small fines for hazing John Cotton and John Whiting. • If student was expelled, repenting would guarantee readmittance *Source: Nuwer, H. (2007). Hazing chronology. Retrieved on April 10, 2009 from http://hazing.hanknuwer.com/ hazingchronology.html
    • Current Issues (cont.) •  Hazing (cont.) –  Chico State University, 2005 • Matthew Carrington –  Matt’s Law »  Unaffiliated fraternities now punishable for hazing –  Rider University, 2007 • Gary DeVercelly • Administrators charged with “aggravated hazing” –  First time university administrators ever charged *Source: http://www.insidehazing.com/matts_law.php *Source: Hank Nuwer Hazing Blog - http://www.hanknuwer.com/blog
    • Current Issues (cont.) • Drug & Alcohol Abuse –  Douglas Runing DeWitt, 1983-2004
    • Current Issues (cont.) •  Drug & Alcohol Abuse (cont.) Samantha Spady 1985-2004 Jenny Poliakoff 1987-2007
    • Special Obstacles •  Sorority lack of accountability –  Gives fraternities bad image •  Overcoming Stereotypes –  “Drink and party 24/7” –  “Frat boys” • Ex. Animal House, Old School –  Proving to the public that it is serious •  Pressure from Alumni Board •  Year-round Recruitment –  Parental approval •  Institutional and organizational adherence
    • What the Public Doesn’t See •  Community service •  Study hours •  Commitment to values-based ethics •  Young people helping young people
    • What the Public Doesn’t See (cont.) •  Organizational development at individual level •  Leadership development •  Administrative responsibilities •  Application of classroom learning in real-life situations
    • Funding Sources Dr. Palmer VP-Student Affairs Kandi Mink Salas Dean of Students Juanita Razo Student Activity Fee Asst. Dean of Students Associated Students, Inc. Nicholas Katz Chapter Membership Dues Coordinator for Greek Life 4 Greek Councils
    • Student Development Theory •  Psychosocial - Understanding what students will be concerned about will provide insights into what activities to support and encourage. Sanfords challenge and support becomes central to out of class activities. •  Cognitive - Many students are transitioning from Kegan's second to third order of consciousness. Programs that help students subordinate ones own good to the whole will provide a platform to move through cognitive development. •  Identity Development - A particular challenge for unrepresented groups is identity development. Campus clubs that focus on underrepresented groups will help develop positive identity development amidst a dominate white culture. •  Typologies - Differentiating programs to meet all typologies and make all students feel important and valued based on personality. Introverts will appreciate different programs than extroverts.
    • Best Resource Website Answers to the most FAQs of Greek Life, Illinois State University’s website - www.ilstu.edu
    • Special Message http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExKc4ZZtPbI
    • Any Questions? Feel free to ask anything that is on your mind…