The Fraternity and Sorority Life office plans and presents several programs and events every semester for our Greek community. In addition to educational programs, we also provide our community with several opportunities to network and learn from one another with social and athletic opportunities/endeavors.
Additionally, the individual Greek organizations will plan and present several programs and events of their own. These programs and events are usually open to the general University community, although once in a while, the Greek organizations will host events that are closed.
On this page, we hope you glean some more information about some of the many opportunities we provide to our Greek community. Below you will find more description on some of our signature events.
HAZING PREVENTION WEEK 2012
UT Arlington Fraternity and Sorority Life Office, in conjunction with the UT Arlington Office of Student Conduct, is proud to be involved with the planning of the National Hazing Prevention Week 2012 slate of programs.
National Hazing Prevention Week is observed on campuses and within
organizations each year during the last week of September (or another time that
is more convenient). Activities range from brown bag lunch discussions among
faculty to movie or book discussions with students; training for organizational
and team leaders, to the signing of anti-hazing pledges. Some plan an entire
week of activities and programs and some simply plan one or two meaningful
programs. Whatever you do, the important thing is to DO SOMETHING!
Utilizing a national awareness week is a great way to bring attention to the problem of hazing locally; to educate parents, faculty and staff, students, community members, local and campus police and others so they can more easily recognize hazing - and more importantly - have the skills to intervene, when hazing occurs.
The ultimate goal of these efforts, however, is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place. That goal will only be accomplished through strong educational efforts, diligent policy enforcement and comprehensive and on-going efforts on each campus and within all organizations.
2012 NATIONAL HAZING PREVENTION WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All Week, Sept. 24-28
Tweet all week for a chance to win a Kindle Reader! If at least 100 students tweet about Hazing Prevention one will be selected to win a kindle reader. Must use hashtag #MavericksAgainstHazing to be eligible.
Monday Sept. 24, 12-1 PM, UC Mall
Become a Maverick Against Hazing by signing the commitment banner. The first 150 to sign will receive a free Hazing Prevention Week t-shirt. Table hosted by Apartment and Residence Life students
Tuesday Sept. 25, 12-1 PM, UC Mall
Become a Maverick Against Hazing by signing the commitment banner. The first 150 to sign will receive a free Hazing Prevention Week t-shirt. Table hosted by Sport Clubs
Tuesday Sept. 25, 12-1 PM, University Center, Student Congress Chambers
Lunch & Learn: Bystander Intervention discussion facilitated by the RVSP Peer Educators. Free pizza, soft drinks, and t-shirts for the first 50 in attendance.
Wednesday Sept. 26, 12-1 PM, UC Mall
Become a Maverick Against Hazing by signing the commitment banner. The first 150 to sign will receive a free Hazing Prevention Week t-shirt. Blaze will also show students that he doesn’t haze by being present at the table and signing the banner! Table hosted by the Community Standards Peer Educators.
Thursday Sept. 27, 12-1 PM, UC Mall
Become a Maverick Against Hazing by signing the commitment banner. The first 150 to sign will receive a free Hazing Prevention Week t-shirt. Table hosted by Greek organizations.
Thursday Sept. 27, 7-8 PM, College Park Center
Mavericks Against Hazing Volleyball Night. Free t-shirts for the first 100 into the game. Student Organizations will also compete to have the most members in attendance. The winner will receive a prize offered by the Office of Student Governance and Organizations. Student admission is $3.
Wednesday Oct. 24, 6-7 PM, Maverick Activities Center, Lonestar Foyer
Enjoy refreshments while you mix and mingle with students, staff and featured speaker, Kim Novak.
Wednesday Oct. 24, 7-8:15 PM, Maverick Activities Center, Lonestar Auditorium
Join a nationally recognized hazing prevention expert in a reality based conversation about hazing as a risk issue that students need to understand is not acceptable. Using current research the facilitator will help students better understand the unintended consequences of hazing, strategies for eliminating hazing practices as well as sustaining as a non-hazing organization and opportunities for the student voice to inform hazing prevention efforts on college campuses.
For more information, visit the National Hazing Prevention Week site.
Each spring, Order of Omega sponsors a week of competitive, philanthropic, and social events called "Greek Week." Coordinated and planned by undergraduate student leaders, it is a time to celebrate being Greek and show chapter pride with the entire UT Arlington fraternal community. Events include the "CANstruction" food drive, Fashion Show, Breakfast for Deans, Baseball Tailgate, and of course various Intramural Games.
GREEK WEEK 2013 WILL BE HELD DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER.
Greek 101 is a program specifically for new members in Greek organizations. The program focuses on what happens after you join a Greek organization and how to uphold the values of your chapter while leaving a legacy for future generations of Greek Life.
This program also gives new members a chance to interact with each other and create bonds with members in other Greek organizations.
Greek 201 is a program that was created as a way to bring all the students in our community together once a semester to discuss an important risk management topic. Topics that have affected our community or that are trends in Higher Education are chosen each semester.
This program is intended to be interactive and engaging. Students should gain an increased awareness of responsibilities faced by everyone in the Greek community and also learn some crisis management skills to evaluate risky situations.
EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
Each year the UTA Fraternity and Sorority community works to bring together future leaders of our community for an opportunity to network and develop basic leadership skills.
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