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Cornell Chapter Initiates 14 New Members

Cornell Chapter Initiates 14 New Members

The Cornell Chapter is very proud to welcome 14 new members! We recently just held our weekendchapter initiation event. Because our chapter is both a social and honors fraternity, our members are first initiated into our chapter, and then into the National Organization. Our current new members will be Nationally Initiated later this spring. Our chapter initiation is a weekend-long event that starts on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday morning. It starts with a ceremony on Friday night ...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (529)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter's Big-Little Reveal

Florida Chapter's Big-Little Reveal

This past Tuesday, brothers of the Florida Chapter gathered in costume to meet their new Littles. The Littles dressed in costumes they were assigned to match their Big. When everyone came together, each Big and Little pair had to find one another in a sea of cartoon characters, famous couples and commonly know pairs (like PB&J). Then everyone sat together for a Pinterest Inspired Potluck that the pledge class had arranged. A great time was had by all and everyone looked great in their ...
Thursday, March 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (590)/Comments (0)/
Florida's Key West Service Trip: Woman Key Clean-up

Florida's Key West Service Trip: Woman Key Clean-up

Alex S., a current pledge in the Florida Chapter, recounts a day of cleaning Woman Key during our recent Service Trip to Key West:"On our third day of service in Key West, we boated out to the island Woman Key to do a beach clean up. Woman Key is a nature preserve owned by the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and is closed to the public for wildlife habitat protection. As a result, all the marine debris that was found and collected on the island had been washed up from the ocean. We ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (604)/Comments (0)/
New Member Education-Big/Little Reveal

New Member Education-Big/Little Reveal

Originally Posted By Sara K. Orlowski

Our new member orientation is designed to strengthen the connection between the new members and to educate them on the traditions and history of Alpha Zeta. Over the past three weeks, active and new members alike have participated in events such as a pizza hunt and a campus scavenger hunt ending with our Big/Little reveal this past Thursday. New members are each matched with a big brother and sister to guide them through the rest of the pledging process. Our new members were very excited to ...
Monday, March 10, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (475)/Comments (0)/

New Member Camping Trip

Originally Posted By Sara K. Orlowski

The beginning of the Cornell new member orientation always starts off with a fun camping trip for new members to bond with each other and to meet active members. This year our new members had a great time camping out in a yurt at the Hoffman Challenge Course. After enjoying delicious hot chocolate and listening to active members tell stories about our chapter and its history, the new members tried out some team building exercises. It was a great time for everyone despite the cold weather of ...
Monday, March 10, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (495)/Comments (0)/

New Member Retreat

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

This semester’s new member retreat, held on February 8th, was a more laid back welcoming event on the morning after Big/Little Night. The new members were able to engage in a casual discussion with both the e-board and each other about the requirements for initiation and any other questions they may have about AZ. The primary purpose of this event was to establish a stronger connection between new members since they were all now officially committed to the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta. ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (464)/Comments (0)/
Big/Little Night

Big/Little Night

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

On February 7th, 2014, Cook Chapter of Alpha Zeta held a Big/Little night. The new members were paired with their Big Brothers, who will guide them through the pledging process for the semester. Alumni and brothers came together to welcome their new additions into the family. The new member class learned the local and national history of AZ and they got to hear personal stories from the members of AZ. Everyone had a great time mingling with each other and getting to know each ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (542)/Comments (0)/
Big/Little Olympics

Big/Little Olympics

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

Each semester, Cook Chapter hosts the Big/Little Olympics! The fall semester Olympics were held on October 19th. In this exciting competition, big/little pairs compete for first place in a series of events including blob tag, dodgeball, passing pasta on straws and other fun relay races. This event is awesome for helping new big/little pairs work together and get to know each other. Each Olympics also has a theme, so this semester’s pairs dressed up as superheroes and they did a ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (476)/Comments (0)/
Alumni Event

Alumni Event

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

The purpose of Alumni Event, held on October 19th, was to allow the alumni of the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta to meet the new pledges and share their own experiences with them. Up until this point, the pledges were only aware of the brothers’ experiences as active members, but now the pledges had the opportunity to listen to people who have already completed their time as active brothers and moved on to become active alumni. In addition, this event allowed pledges to meet distant ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (513)/Comments (0)/
Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

On October 19, 2013, our new members and brothers went head to head in an Alpha Zeta scavenger hunt! There were a few new members and brothers on each team, and everyone had a couple of hours to take pictures with various things like signs and statues around campus. It was a great was for everyone to learn many of the secret spots on Rutgers' five campuses and explore new places on campus. A lot of fun was had by all and it was a great bonding experience for each new member and ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (478)/Comments (0)/
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