From: Vivian Hua
Date: November 2, 2020
Subject: {Greek Newsletter} Poker Chips for Change, Keys to a Successful Gap Year and More!

Keys to a Successful Gap Year

Friday, November 13 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. EST via Zoom
Considering taking a gap year after graduation to research, scribe, serve, or intern before graduate school or entering the workforce? Come learn how to take your career to the next level! You’ll first hear tips from Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education about locating gap year opportunities, and then you’ll join two themed Zoom rooms of your choice for breakout sessions to learn about the following gap year programs: ScribeAmerica and Citizenship Health Institute (theme: healthcare); City Year and Teach For America (theme: education); Cleveland Foundation Fellowship and Peace Corps (theme: public service); and College Now Greater Cleveland and Northern Ohio Watershed Corps (theme: AmeriCorps). 
Attendees who stay for the duration of the event will be entered into a raffle to have their graduate school exam fees or test prep books paid for! Register online
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council, Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education, and The Upperclass Experience.


Poker Chips for Change 

Hello Greek Life community, We are excited to announce that on Saturday, November 14 from 7:00-9:00, Delta Upsilon will be holding our chapter’s first ever virtual philanthropy event! This semester, we will be hosting a virtual poker night (No Limit Texas Hold’em)/Raffle. Buy-in is $10, and while you do not have to participate in the actual games to have a chance of winning the raffle, doing so can win you additional raffle tickets! Information on prizes can be found on the Delta Upsilon Western Reserve website. We hope that you will come and show your support during this difficult time.

Check out our new Greek Community Events Calendar! This Google Calendar contains all important, upcoming IFC/PHC events, Chapter events, GLO events, and more for this semester!

Is your chapter looking for some extra funding? Then fill out the Chapter Funding Support Form! If you have any questions, please contact the current VPF, Cameron Farmer (

Please fill out the Newsletter Survey to be entered to win a small prize! Winners will be chosen at the end of the month.

Civic Acts of Kindness Week

(Sat 11/7 – Fri 11/13) As part of the focus in November on Philanthropic Giving as a form of Civic Engagement, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) will host a Civic Acts of Kindness Week. During the week students will be able to participate in a variety of virtual and on-campus in-person service projects and educational programs to highlight how the giving a person's time, talent, and treasures demonstrates philanthropy, kindness, and generosity. Register here:

"Decolonizing Wealth," Author Talk with Edgar Villanueva 

(Tuesday, November 10 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. EST) What if wealth could be used to connect, heal, and restore? Edgar Villanueva, globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy and award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, seeks to answer these questions in his bestselling book offering hopeful and compelling alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors. Villanueva will speak via a Zoom lecture as part of the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning’s (CCEL) Social Change Series, which highlights monthly a different form of civic engagement that contributes to social change. November’s theme is “Philanthropy,” and Villanueva will offer strategies that attendees, particularly young people engaging in philanthropy and other social change processes, can utilize to combat systems of oppression and advance justice, reciprocity, and equity. The discussion is free and open to the public, and registrants will be emailed Zoom connection details closer to the event. Register here:

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