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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 (876)/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 (589)/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 (714)/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 (771)/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 (773)/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 (775)/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 (746)/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 (665)/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 (687)/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 (766)/Comments (0)/
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