Oct 04 2017

Greek Life at EMU

by blogemu

Are you considering joining Greek Life here at Eastern Michigan University?  Well, if you are, there are a couple things you should know!  Greek Life here at EMU is different than Greek Life you will find anywhere else.  Here are a few things you should know about joining a sorority or fraternity here at EMU.

 

There are 8 sororities that are involved in College Panhellenic Council (CPC).  These sororities participate in structured recruitment…which is happening this week starting September 14!

  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Nu Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma

 

There are 9 fraternities that are involved in Interfraternity Council (IFC).  If you are interested in joining a IFC fraternity, you can find informal recruitment events on the organizations EagleSync page.

  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Phi Sigma Phi
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Nu
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi

There are 9 active National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations on campus.  The process of recruitment for these organizations is slightly different and potential new members will participate in a process called intake. You can find informal recruitment events on the organizations EagleSync page.

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

 

There are 3 Multicultural Greek Council organizations on campus at EMU.  They will hold their own recruitment events and membership requirements.  

  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

 

Eastern Michigan University’s Greek Life is also different because we have a strict no hazing policy.  CPC and IFC also organize an Anti-Hazing week every year that is a campus wide event.  This year, Anti-Hazing Week is September 18-22 across campus.  There will be a bake sale and lobby tables taking place next week!

 

Basically, if you have the slightest interest in going Greek, you should give it a try.  There are a lot of benefits to be Greek.  You form connections with those in the Greek community here are EMU, but also with those who are in other Greek communities as well.  You also have connections automatically with those who are alumni of your organization.  You become a member of a support system and gain leadership skills and experience.  I joined Greek Life for many reasons and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my years here at EMU.

 

 

 

 

 

Hailey Hunter is a senior majoring in public relations and minoring in communications and general business.  She is very passionate about Greek Life and hopes to someday work in event planning.  

Sep 27 2017

Eagle Discount Card Program

by blogemu

Hey Eagles! Have you heard about the EMU Eagle Discount Card Program? If not, I’m here to tell you about it.

 

If you are a student at Eastern, or a staff member of faculty member, you have an Eastern “EID” card. This identification card can be used for multiple purposes. It can be used to swipe in to residence halls, access meal plans, and it can be used as a debit card.

 

Perhaps one of the best uses that you can use your EID card is to get discounts at over 80+ local businesses around the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area.

 

You heard that right: that’s what we call the Eagle Discount Card Program. We love our local businesses and we love everyone who is a part of the EMU community, so we partnered up with restaurants, shops, and services in the area so anyone with an Eagle ID can save a few bucks.

 

So I know you’re probably thinking – what’s the trick? Absolutely nothing!

 

All you have to do is show your school ID card and mention the Eagle Discount Card program and the discount is yours!

 

Some of these businesses include Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill, Biggby Coffee, Cottage Inn Pizza, Eagle Crest Golf Club, Riverrain Apartments, and Tower Inn Café just to name a few.

 

Start saving today! To see a full list of business, go to https://www.emich.edu/eaglediscount/  .

Sep 21 2017

Welcome Home

by blogemu

Hey Eagles! Welcome to Eastern Michigan University, home of the #1 Student Center in the nation, 205 undergraduate majors and minors, and the first fermentation science program. Whether this is your first year here, you’re coming from a different institution, or you are a returning student, we are so happy to have you with us!

 

At EMU Housing and Residence Life, it is our priority to make you feel at home here. We work hard everyday to provide a safe, comfortable, and fun living environment. There are a few things you should know about staying with us, like the fact we use acronyms a lot in the Housing and Residence Life office.

 

Some common ones you might comes across are: RA (resident advisor), OM (office manager), CP (community programmer), GHD (graduate hall director), and ACD (area complex director). They live amongst you in the residence halls and work for housing as student staff members, graduate students, and professional staff members. It is one of their top priorities that you have a positive living experience while staying on campus, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them when you need something.

 

Another thing we want you to know is we want you to go do things! At first it might be a little intimidating trying to get involved, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether it’s going to a program in your residence hall or joining one of the 253 student organizations on campus, there is something for everyone.

 

Lastly, we want you to know that we care about you. We will always do our best to help you, and if there is someone better suited to than us, we will help you find the resources to do so. Sometimes it’s hard opening up and asking for help, but we are here for you and want you to remember that there are people who care about you.

 

Who’s excited to #LiveEMU this school year? Tag us on Twitter and Instagram in pictures of your on-campus adventures and let us know if you need anything!

 

 

This blog was brought to you by EMU Housing and Residence Life.