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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 (557)/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 (484)/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 (724)/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 (639)/Comments (0)/
North Carolina Retreat and Service Project

North Carolina Retreat and Service Project

Originally Posted By Jamie L. DeRose

       The Friday following Roundtable interviews, Brothers and new candidates attended an overnight retreat at Roanoke Christian Service Camp.  It is a traditional way to start the week, as candidates become introduced to the principles behind Alpha Zeta, as well as the Brothers.  New members also got to know each other over dinner, which was pizza from Domino’s.  After dinner, Brothers and candidates participated in a trust walk.  Each Brother brought an agricultural commodity that they ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (735)/Comments (0)/

North Carolina Fall Roundtable Interviews

Originally posted by Jamie L. DeRose

Roundtable interviews were held the Sunday before our Retreat in our chapter’s meeting room.  Applicants with valid reasons for not being able to attend the interviews were invited to interview on the following Wednesday, when we have our regular business meetings.  These interviews are the next step in the North Carolina Chapter’s recruitment process for new brothers.  Everyone who came out to Rush events was invited to come on Sunday for a formal interview in front of the Brotherhood.  A ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (487)/Comments (0)/

North Carolina Fall Rush Events

Originally Posted By Jamie L. DeRose

We successfully held our first Rush events of the year, and this year we decided to do some things differently!  Normally, Rush events are held indoors where potential candidates can meet us, watch a slideshow, and receive applications.  This year, however, we held our events outdoors in the Court of Carolina on campus.  The weather was beautiful, and we were able to get the potential candidates involved with volleyball and cornhole games with the Brothers!  The first night was outdoors, ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (534)/Comments (0)/
A Great Day for a 5K!

A Great Day for a 5K!

Originally Posted By Jared M. Ashworth

For the past few years the Townshend Chapter of Alpha Zeta has held a 5k in memory of two of our alumni. The profits from the 5k go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help support disease research. This year the "Be the Match" representative was unfortunately not able to come and speak to the participants, but Gabby Ruble, our member who was in charge of organizing the event, told the group about the opportunity to become a bone marrow donor.  Planning has to start in the summer to try ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (867)/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 (424)/Comments (0)/
Cornell Chapter: Saturday Cookout

Cornell Chapter: Saturday Cookout

Originally Posted By Natasha A. Bartolotta

Back when the weather was very nice, the members of AZ Cornell came together for a small cookout at our house. We set up a grill and made delicious burgers, sausages, and grilled corn. It was a fun way for us to unwind after a full week of classes and a way for new people to come check out the house. 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (529)/Comments (0)/
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