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GREEK CONVOCATION SPEECH
Kimberly Jenkins
September 16, 2016

Thank you for that introduction. I’m honored to be here tonight. I’ve been to the chapel before. I even got married in this chapel many years ago. 

But I’ve never been at this podium.

I teach classes, run programs and give speeches at Duke all the time, but I’ve never had a chance to speak to so many students at once and certainly not in the chapel. 

So this is a new experience for me. I mean it when I say I’m honored to be here tonight with all of you. 

I hope to honor you back by sharing with a few stories and lessons learned from my life.  I hope to give you something to think about, something to talk about with your friends and perhaps something that will influence your life here at Duke and life beyond Duke.

Audience:

Lauren King, Panhellenic Association Director of Public Relations
Emily O’Loane, Panhellenic Association Director of Administration & Order

Blog Author:
Fraternity & Sorority Life

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On Wednesday, Duke's Kappa Alpha Theta sorority moved closer to their goal of raising $12,000 this year for their philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  The chapter hosted their annual Rock the CASA event from 5-7pm on the Bryan Center

Blog Author:
Chris Heltne

Duke University Student Affairs announced their commitment to create plots for the NPHC greek organizations on campus. Together with these chapters, Student Affairs, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, and others, these plots will be designed and planned into the landscaping behind the Bryan Center. The plots and the new park-like setting will be a great draw for the NHPC community, and campus as a whole.

 

 

 

Blog Author:
Dan Sheirer II

Congratulations to the Duke chapter of Sigma Nu for receiving the following awards from their national organization based on their accomplishments during the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Manpower Award (Above 80 Men) - 82 Men
  • Excellence in Values-Based Leadership
  • Excellence in Personal Development and Membership Value
  • Excellence in Operational Excellence
  • Excellence in LEAD Phase II
  • Excellence in LEAD Phase III
  • Excellence in LEAD Phase IV
  • Innovation in LEAD Programming
  • LEAD Chapter of the Year
Audience:

Thumbnail This past week the Duke Iota Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was named chapter of the year for their region at their annual conference in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The conference brought together over 300 current and potential new members from 50 regional undergraduate and alumni chapters to celebrate and recognize of the achievements of their members over the past

Dear Student:

Thumbnail Each semester brings exciting opportunities for involvement and leadership in campus and community organizations, such as fraternities, sororities, selective living groups, and non-residential groups. For some organizations, a new member period—sometimes referred to as pledging—occurs as new members join the group.

Thumbnail Todd Adams, senior associate dean in the Dean of Students office, will be leaving Duke this January to become assistant vice president and dean of students for Student Affairs at Northwestern University.

Dear Students,

We are excited about the upcoming renovations to the Bryan Center. While the work is being done, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be moving to 2022 Campus Drive (formerly the International House) on Monday, November 19th and officially be open for business on Tuesday, November 20th.

In order to prepare for the move the Office will be closed on Friday, November 16th.

We look forward to many visitors in our temporary location and most importantly look forward to moving in to our new home on the lower level of the Bryan Center next to CMA.

Clarybel Peguero
Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life