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Florida Chapter Paddle Making Social

Florida Chapter Paddle Making Social

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

   After one of the pledge meetings, the pledges stayed in the meeting room and had a paddle making party. Each pledge is required to complete a paddle and obtain various signatures from the deans, the officers, and active and alumni members.    The pledges can decorate their paddles however they want, but as an incentive, the best decorated paddle will receive an award at the induction ceremony and a prize. Some of the pledges painted their paddles, while one pledge, Stephen Myers, used a ...
Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (594)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter: Big/Little Reveal

Cornell Chapter: Big/Little Reveal

Originally Posted By Natasha A. Bartolotta

Each new member of our chapter receive both a guy and girl big to guide them throughout the pledging process and to help act as both a mentor and friend. This is a special tradition to our chapter. The bond between bigs and littles is continually reinforced throughout the pledge period as bigs help their littles with their events and tasks. Big/little reveal is always a very exciting night for our house! Everyone in our chapter comes together to watch the fun event. The unsuspecting new ...
Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (561)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter: Family Dinner @ Taco Tuesday

Florida Chapter: Family Dinner @ Taco Tuesday

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez,

  After Tuesday's pledge meeting and Chapter, a group of pledges and current brothers headed out to Tijuana Flats for Taco Tuesday to enjoy a fun family dinner! Pledges got to bond over this social while eating some delicious tacos. Brothers got to socialize with pledges and talk about the upcoming Big/Little reveal. The pledges brainstormed ideas for socials, such as going out shopping for their costume for Big/Little. It was a delicious time!  
Thursday, October 16, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (487)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter CALS TailGATOR Social

Florida Chapter CALS TailGATOR Social

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

As one of the requirements for pledging, each pledge is required to attend at least five hours of social events. One of these events was the CALS TailGATOR. During the Saturday of University of Florida's home game against LSU, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences hosts a Tailgate event in the O'Connell Center, where CALS students eat Hills BBQ for free and participate in the various activities, such as corn hole, playing with animals, and a silent auction. The Alpha Zeta table held ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (482)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Ice Breakers and Speed Dating

Florida Chapter Ice Breakers and Speed Dating

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

  Before every pledge meeting, I like to plan a fun, but quick ice breaker. One ice breaker we did was the post-it note game. Each pledge received a post-it note and had to write the name of a famous celebrity, or fictional character and stick it to someone else's forehead. They then had to walk around the room and ask yes or no questions to everyone else to figure out who they had. It was big fun mess, and it ended with one person left not being able to guess that they were Tom Cruise. ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (726)/Comments (0)/
Pledge Meetings and Officers

Pledge Meetings and Officers

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

The pledge semester is an 8 week long process that kicked off Tuesday September 23rd for the pledges first meeting. At this meeting, I went over the new member education packet, or pledge manual, and explained all the rules and history for joining Alpha Zeta. The pledges also had an election for their Officer Team. The officers for the pledges mirror those in the Chapter, so that the pledges can familiarize themselves with how the Chapter conducts order of business. The pledge officers will ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (518)/Comments (0)/
NC New Member Education Week

NC New Member Education Week

Originally Posted By Jamie L. DeRose

       New Member Education Week is held every semester after candidates are chosen.  The week began on the Sunday after our Retreat.   On Sunday, the candidates worked together to paint the Free Expression Tunnel on campus.  They were responsible for painting all of the names of each current AZ Brother, and Brothers painted the names of all of the candidates.  Afterwards, candidates receive binders with information of all active Brothers and learn that they must answer different questions ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (640)/Comments (0)/
Cornell New Member Orientation: Campus Scavenger Hunt

Cornell New Member Orientation: Campus Scavenger Hunt

Originally Posted By Natasha A. Bartolotta

The first event of our new member orientation involved a campus wide scavenger hunt that both new members and actives participated in. As our new members went progressed through the hunt they learned important information about the purpose and traditions of Alpha Zeta fraternity and also learned our favorite house song. The scavenger hunt ended when all actives and new members came together on our Arts Quad to complete the puzzle of clues and sing our house song all together. Some actives ...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (555)/Comments (0)/

Cornell New Member Orientation: campfire night

Originally Posted By Natasha A. Bartolotta

The beginning of our new member orientation programs always begins with an overnight bonding trip for the new members to all meet one another and everyone in our chapter. This year, the event was held at our house with a small campfire in our front yard. Active members shared important traditions and stories of our chapter to the new members as we all enjoyed the warmth of the fire. Later on, our new members participated in fun team bonding games.  
Tuesday, October 7, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (425)/Comments (0)/
Seminar 1: Developing a Personal Foundation for Leadership

Seminar 1: Developing a Personal Foundation for Leadership

Seminar 1's purpose was to develop the leadership skills of our new members, allow them to bond and grow as a team, and learn about their personal character. This seminar is a vital part of bringing new members into our chapter and is essential to the personal development of our incoming members. Our new members build a bond with each other by participated in a high ropes course, leadership activities, and information sessions.  In order to put on this event time and funds had to be ...
Sunday, April 13, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (518)/Comments (0)/
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