Panhellenic Council General Body Minutes February 4, 2014 Location: Alpha Chi Omega House Time: 8:00pm Panhellenic Council Mission: To foster a supportive Greek community of critical thinkers and intentional interactions by serving as positive resource and example. I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Call to Order Roll Call and Chapter Announcements Guiding Inspiration 1. From Alpha Chi Omega: “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton Announcement from March of Dimes 75th anniversary this year mission includes decreasing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality provides new moms with info and funds research partner with cwru and uh march for babies at wade oval this year on april 27th hope to raise over $500,000 more students involved in walk lots of volunteer opportunities internship opportunities are available (see info packet) marchforbabies.org Panhellenic Bulletin A. GCEC: Anna Hirsch (amh184) 1. Faculty Friday is this week! The registration link is available through the whole semester on the Greek Life website calendar. Tell your chapters to attend! B. Members-At-Large: Kara Richardson and Brian Hayt (kar92, bah79) 1. Giortaste, the annual Greek Awards ceremony, will be Monday April 14th and Lou Stark, our new VP of Student Affairs, is the keynote speaker! Mark your calendars now, you won't want to miss it! C. VP of Finance: Jordan Trump (jet82) 1. Panhel dues a) info sheet/amount due is in folder b) contact jordan with questions Old Business New Business Discussion A. VP of Recruitment: Kelly Buchanan (klb150) 1. Now that recruitment is over and everyone has new member classes, where do you think we are as a community in terms of "values based recruitment"? conversations were more values based this year members were better educated about values based recruiting thanks to prerecruitment clinics phired up workshops helped a lot, everyone benefitted, conversations were better went into recruitment feeling good about values based recruitment, but we missed the mark -- room for improvement from rho chi perspective: girls were making decisions based on values, not on stereotypes B. PHC Delegate Discussion: 1. From Alpha Chi Omega: Referring to this passage: "Does slapping three Greek letters on my resume increase my merit, my social standing or my competence? I do not believe so. Yet somehow, being Greek is automatically associated with being a smarter, stronger and more driven young man or woman. Greek life boasts that once a brother or sister, you will have the tools to be a better leader, socialite and student. While that is true for many young men and women, the message should be that Greek life can help you become a better individual, not that you need Greek life to become a better individual. - See more at: http://observer.case.edu/manifesto-of-a-girl-interrupted-by-the-greeks/#sthash.TShjOO dI.dpuf" For many of us, greek life provides very unique opportunities for leadership, personal growth and skill building, so why is it that these women feel that they found no benefits in the greek system, when so many of us seem to? What was different about their experience and how can we change some of the stereotypes brought up in this article, such as "paying for friends" or the superficiality of recruitment. What about these stereotypes might be at least partially true and how do we address these issues? initial reaction = upset but after reading it a couple times it seemed less offensive women who wrote the article chose not to participate for misconstrued reasons some things in article were obviously false we know what our rules are so we shouldn’t be offended by misconstrued rules we get out of greek life what we put into it greek life is great if we put in the effort - women who wrote article didn’t put in effort article was contradictory to personal experience avoid coming across as exclusive comparison of formal recruitment to courting ritual ritual/traditions should be savored job fair, networking events are exactly like formal recruitment formal recruitment is the best way to give everyone a chance to get to know all of the chapters, superficiality aside formal recruitment = values based recruitment after recruitment some people are rude to nms who joined other chapters. does this enforce superficiality? how can we react to article without overreacting? we need to live our values/show our values in order to prove article-writers wrong observer has portrayed greek life negatively recently. we should try to get positive recognition in observer fraternity men shared this article and seemed to agree with this article. IFC should have a conversation about this also little credibility in article make it known how great we are. make sure people realize facts: greeks have higher gpas and leadership involvement continue to have pride in our own organizations, we don’t need to react back observer tends to attract negative articles who says we need greek life to be a better person we have all had great experiences as greek members so we like to tell people about it -- we need to be careful not to be too pushy about it article was meant to bring discussion - we should use the article to reflect on what we’re doing in the community keep living in a way that will prove stereotypes wrong 40% of women on campus are greek!!!! IX. Closing Sunday Monday Upcoming Dates to Remember Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2 3 4 5 6 7 Faculty Friday: Dr. Sri 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Faculty Friday: Dr. Mano Singham 15 Culture of Care Summit Alpha Phi: Red Dress Gala 16 17 18 19 Delta Gamma: Pancake Breakfast 20 21 22 Panhellenic Council Executive Board Office Hours President - Mikaela Fenn (mrf63): Monday 1:00-2:00, Friday 9:30-10:30 GCEC - Anna Hirsch (amh184): Monday 2:30-5:00, Thursday 1:00-3:30 VP of Administration - Shriya Kannan (sxk797): Tuesday 9:30-11:30 Member at Large - Kara Richardson (kar92): Wednesday 2:00-4:00 Member at Large - Brian Hayt (bah79): Wednesday 3:00-5:30 Theme: Giortaste...What is it? VP of Finance - Jordan Trump (jet82): Tuesday 8:30-9:30, Friday 12:30-1:30 VP of Membership Development- Sydney Pierce (sjp96): Friday 2:15-4:15 VP of Recruitment - Kelly Buchanan (klb150): Monday 11:00-12:30, Wednesday 11:00-12:30 VP of Social Responsibility - Nicole Cornelius (nmc41): Tuesday 2:30-3:30, Wednesday 3:30-4:30 VP of Service - Holly Johnson (hrj9): Monday 12:30-2:30 VP of Communications - Hannah Olson-Williams (heo3): Tuesday 11:30-1:00, Wednesday 10:15-12:15 Theme: How can we effectively use Greek Life bulletin board space?
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