Chapter Activity Report Blog

AZ Cornell at the Ithaca Polar Plunge

AZ Cornell at the Ithaca Polar Plunge

With the first days of spring arriving, it’s a perfect time for a swim in Cayuga Lake! This year 9 bravemembers of our chapter formed a team to participate in the Ithaca Polar Plunge on March 22nd. ThePolar Plunge is a special event in which teams gather together to run into the frigid waters of Cayuga Lake to raise support for the Special Olympics. Our team raised around $1000! We were so excited for the event and wore very brightly colored outfits to the plunge. One member even displayed ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (577)/Comments (0)/
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)/
Sunset with Brothers

Sunset with Brothers

Originally Posted By Carolyn A. Huntley

From amazing food to fortune tellers to 10ft-tall-unicycle-riding-fire-juggling street performers, Mallory Square has it all in the early evening. Yet, all the theatrics pale in comparison to the awesome beauty that is the "southernmost" sunset. Fourteen of our brothers traveled to Key West for a week of service in both the marine coasts and local community. I, among the 14, most enjoyed the group of us experiencing the lasts moments of the day together in such a wonderful place. The sunset ...
Thursday, March 13, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (513)/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)/
Cornell Chapter members attend NYS Ag Society Meeting

Cornell Chapter members attend NYS Ag Society Meeting

Originally Posted By Sara K. Orlowski

The theme of the 182nd Annual Meeting of the New York Agricultural Society and Agricultural Forum was "The Next Generation of Agriculturalists: Millennials’ Perspectives on Their Future of Agriculture.” To get more youth involved in the forum, the New York Ag Society Foundation offered scholarships to 10 students pursuing agricultural related degrees. Three of those scholarships were awarded to Cornell Alpha Zeta members: Andrew Gardinier ’14, Emmaline Long ’12 and Sara Orlowski ’14. ...
Tuesday, February 4, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (442)/Comments (0)/
Seminar 2: Strengthening Diversity Through Pluralism

Seminar 2: Strengthening Diversity Through Pluralism

Originally posted by Grace E. Poling

Seminar 2's purpose was to broaden the perspective of new members to prepare them for Brazilian culture as well as educate them about diversity. This was accomplished by having all new members go through Open Doors (diversity) training,  hearing from a Veteran's panel to learn more about the military, community service (volunteering at a food bank in Springfield, OH), and hearing from a LGBTQ panel.  
Thursday, October 31, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (667)/Comments (0)/
NC Sends 16 Brothers to NALC

NC Sends 16 Brothers to NALC

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

The North Carolina Chapter enjoyed another National Agricultural Leadership Conference on April 7th-9th in Ithaca, New York at Cornell University.  Rebekah Ray began organizing fundraising efforts as soon as she was appointed NALC committee chair. She and her committee sent letters out to alumni or organizations, helped our chapter receive a CHS grant, and made it possible for alumni to make online donations. The night before leaving, brothers gathered to decorate our banner with the "Locally Grown, Nationally Known” theme...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (563)/Comments (0)/
Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

Over the course of the semester,  some brothers have been interested in more daring activities while others are trying to overcome their fears.  One activity that a lot of members have been participating in over the semester is rock climbing, whether they are seasoned climbers or beginners.  The brothers have been bonding with the new member class - building new friendships while having a great time.  On April 1st, one of the new members went rock climbing for the very first time on her birthday, and discovered that she actually really enjoys rock climbing.  It was a great way to spend her birthday, especially since she was able to continue to bond with her big, other brothers and new members.
Thursday, April 4, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (461)/Comments (0)/
Open House for New Students

Open House for New Students

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

Brothers and potential new members of the Rutgers Cook Chapter assisted deans and Rutgers CORPs in working the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences open house on March 9, 2013.  Brothers assisted tour guides in their tours of the campus, answered potential and admitted students questions, and  helped deans and professors run their academic informational sessions.  There were over 1000 people in attendance and through the brothers' participation, everything ran smoothly.  Their volunteering was pivotal in making the open house a huge success.
Thursday, April 4, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (495)/Comments (0)/
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