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COMMENTARY

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 3, 1997 - 9B

*Office of Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs
The Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual
&.Transgender Affairs is the unit of the
Division of Student Affairs that is the
cainpus resource center for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender students, fac-
ulty, staff, and their families and friends.
je offer co-curricular educational and
occial programs and activities, including
scholarly works series, speakers
tu'reau, support groups and leadership
tmining and development. We also offer
cisis intervention and information and
eferral services, research and intern
.pportunities, and a resource library.
-hrough our staff, interns, and volun-
teers, we participate in building coali-
bon with other campus organizations
nd with other LGBT programs on cam-
puses around the country.
Visit our Web site at
http://ww.umich.edu/-inqueery or
the Welcome Week program for list-
ings of LGBT events - movies, pic-
nics, dances and more! We'll also be
at Festifall, where you can learn
mrore about our office and the many
LGBT student groups on campus.
LGBT can be reached at
bgta~umich.edu, by calling 763-
4186 or by visiting the office at 3116
Michigan Union.
-- Provided by the Office of
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs.
Panhellenic
Association
Mass meeting date: Sept. 7, 12 p.m.
*or 2 p.m.
Sorority Forum: Sept. 9, 7 p.m.
Jane Pauley, Amy Grant, Joan
t I

Lunden and Deborah Norville all have
something in common. It is not the
obvious, rather it is a community they
shared. It is an environment that taught
them the importance of leadership,
scholarship, service and friendship.
They learned all this in their sororities.
The atmosphere of the sororities pro-
vides so many special opportunities,
especially at the University of
Michigan. It makes a large and often
anonymous campus into a small and
familiar environment. It enables
women to foster a high intellectual
atmosphere and helps to educate
women on topics ranging from sexual
assault to resume writing to diversity
on campus. The sororities offer leader-
ship opportunities to even first-year
students and create a network of ser-
vice projects that directly affect the
local and national community.
Furthermore, Greek life allows individ-
uals to have a social atmosphere, con-
ductive to meeting both men and
women, forming strong friendships in a
positive living environment.
The successful women mentioned
above all found something special in
their college careers, and their involve-
ment in their sororities created lasting
memories. So give rush a chance and
hear what it is all about at our mass
meeting. Also, be sure to stop by the
Union for the Sorority Forum to learn
about individual chapters.
- By Marybeth Seiler; Panhellenic
Association adviser.
Project Serve
"Only a life lived for others is a life
worthwhile."--Albert Einstein
Where else on campus would you
have the opportunity to:
Spend time with a child on a reser-
vation;

I can see clearly row...

ROB GILMORE/Daily
LSA junior Anne Cummings cleans the windows at the Jack and Jill Day Care Center on Beakes Street, as part of Project
Serve's "Into the Streets" service event held every year.

less teen
* Spend an incredible day volun-
teering with 500 of your peers
* And do all of this while having 1
fun, making friends, challenging your-
self and making a difference ...
Start changing the world today by
getting involved with Project Serve!1
Project Serve is a student-run
University department that works 1
with students interested in communi-
ty service and social action. Ways r
you can get involved include partici-
pating in one-day service projects, c
volunteering weekly in the commu-
nity, spending weekends or spring
break doing service, or working on ac
committee planning campus aware- r
ness events.
Look for registration forms for t
Community Plunge, a one-day service 1
program for incoming students, duringt
Welcome Week.
For more information about Project
Serve, come visit us at Festifall or at
the Center for Learning Through
Community Service, 1024 Hill St.,
Project Serve can also be reached at
936-2437.
- By Karen Lareau, Project Serve
public relations. I
Residence Hall
Association
Recognized as the best organization
of its type in the country, the U of M
RHA is a central coordinating organi-
zation and representative government
for the residence halls. It serves as the
parent organization of the various hall,
house and multicultural councils, as
well as other residential-based student1
groups.1
Additionally, it represents the resi-
dents to Housing Administration and
the University, as well as to state,
regional, Big Ten and national affilia-
tions. Focusing on responsible leader-
ship and community development pro-
gramming, as well as lots of laughs,
RHA welcomes everyone to work with
us toward a better living and learning
experience.
Meetings are held Thursday at 7 p.m.
in the Wedge Room of West Quad.
- By Timothy Wright, RHA president. +
Sexual Assault
Prevention and
Awareness Center
The Sexual Assault Prevention and

also provides free counseling and advo-
cacy services (criminal, medical and
academic) to any member of the
University community (faculty, staff
and students) on these issues. SAPAC
provides educational workshops on
issues of violence against women to the
University community.
There is also a crisis line available to
provide confidential crisis intervention,
information and referral services, as well
as outreaches to survivors, their family
members and friends. The crisis line is
open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The
crisis line number is 936-3333.
We provide a number of volunteer
opportunities for both women and
men. Students, faculty and staff are
encouraged to volunteer for one of
the following programs: campus
Publicity and Networking Program,
Crisis Line and Outreach Program,
Peer Education Program and
Safewalk/Northwalk. Training is pro-
vided by SAPAC.
For more information on any vol-
unteer opportunities or to schedule an
appointment, call the business office
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 763-
5865. SAPAC's Web site can
be accessed at
http://www umich.edul-sapac.
- Provided by SA PAC ofices.
Student Alumni
Council
Mass Meeting: Sunday, Sept. 7,
4 p.m. at the Alumni Center
The Student Alumni Council gives
students the opportunity to:
* Get involved in event planning and
programming. SAC plans major events
like Parents Weekend, Homecoming,
various receptions and more.
® Be a volunteer. SAC sponsors vol-
unteer campus walking tours and Slice
of Life, a program where prospective
students spend the day with a
University student, in addition to other
service opportunities.
* Build networks and gain valu-
able career service. SAC has access
to Alumni NetWorks (a service where
students receive career information
from alumni) and also produces a
career newsletter twice a year.
® Get involved around campus. SAC
members serve on various event activi-
ties.
* Gain valuable leadership experi-
ence, build friendships and attend
retreats and conferences!
- By Ann Kolkmnan, SAC president.

legal assistance to currently enrolled
University students at the Ann Arbor
campus. There are four full-time
attorneys on staff to advise and repre-
sent students in the following areas:
landlord/tenant disputes, criminal
defense, divorce and family law, pro-
bate, consumer problems and other
legal issues. Student Legal Services
cannot assist in cases against the
University, or in cases where one stu-
dent seeks legal action against anoth-
er.
Call 763-9920 if you need an
appointment.
- By Kathleen Sipple,
SLS office manager
United Asian
American
Organization
UAAO is the umbrella group for
U-M's 20 Asian Pacific American
student organizations and recognized
voice of APA students to the
University administration. UAAO
has many committees working on
everything from cultural and social
programming to political and educa-
tional policy.
- By Sudhakar Cherukuri,
UAAO chair,
EDITOR'S NOTE
The student-group entries com-
prise only a partial list of the numer-
ous student groups on campus. It is
based solely on submissions received
by the Daily.
-Jeff Eldridge
New Student Edition editor

Festifalln
connects
students,
U groups
m Groups seek to draw
new members at
annual activity
Compiled from staff reports
It doesn't matter if your interests
include politics, the arts, religion or
the student media. On Friday, Sept.
5, student groups of every stripe will
camp out on the Diag for Festifall
and attempt to drawv interested stu-
dents to their organizations.
At a. school as large. as the
University, opportunities for involve-
ment abound. Ranging from the
Alpine Ski Team to the Zoroastrian
Student Association, more than 600
campus organizations are out there,
and eager for students to get
involved.
Festifall is an annual event where
campus organizations attempt to gain
new members. Last September, more
than 275 campus organizations gath-
ered around the Diag in an attempt to
attract students to their offerings.
Display tables, signs and other, more
boisterous attention-getting methods
are used to gain student interest in
one of many groups on campus.
Roger Fisher, assistant director for
campus activities and programs, as
well as one of Festifall's organizers,
said that "well over 300, maybe 350"
organizations are expected to gather
on the Diag. Fisher said Festifoll is a
popular event with many students on
campus.
"Certainly for the participants
themselves ... it's their chief oppor-
tunity to find out about organizations
on campus," Fisher said.
Fisher described Festifall as a
good opportunity for student leaders
and organizations to draw new mem-
bers. "It's probably the single largest
event on campus to do just that,"
Fisher said.
Entertainment of some sort will be
provided, Fisher said, which will
probably include "some a cappella
groups and live demonstrations."
While time spent in meetings and
running around to activities and
events may keep students frazzled
and exhausted, many students say the
toil is worth the effort.
"Learning happens outside the
classroom just as much as it happens
inside," said Fiona Rose, forier
Michigan Student Assembly presi-
dent.
If inclement weather affects the
scheduled Festifall date, a make-up
event will take place Friday, Sept 12.
Festifall is planned to occur from l
a.m.- 4.p.m.

' FILE PHOTO
Michigan Student Assembly members meet weekly in the Michigan Union. Two
elections are held every school year to elect representatives from the University's
schools and colleges.
!MSA works to serve
Students interests
CBy Michael Nagrant paid close attention to the costs directly
' -SA President related to attending the University of
Do coursepacks and textbooks cost too Michigan. MSA has worked hard to
-tuch? Are you sick and tired of not hav- secure and provide affordable health care
g a voice in University decision-making to all University students in need.
processes? Is your financial aid package Currently the assembly is working to cre-
too small? If so, then maybe the Michigan ate a centralized student-run coursepack
:Student Assembly can help. MSA, the store, that would cut costs for student
"entral student government, is the official coursepacks by $20-30. MSA has pro-
cadent voice at the University of vided a significant amount of support to
chigan. The Michigan Student the Ann Arbor Tenants Union, which
assembly, through the hard work of its helps students understand renters' law,
,.-bpresentatives, has worked in many and helps advise students in tenant-land-
--apacities to make student life on campus lord disputes. In the past, MSA has
y-anore comfortable and affordable. helped support the Graduate Employees'
MSA has Organization.
worked to pro- While it works
vide entertaining - - to secure an
programming to will continue to affordable
the student body , o e fo education,
It has attracted MSA utilizes
. and sponsored its position as
hligh-profile the official stu-

Awareness Center is a resource for the
University of Michigan campus that Student Legal
provides education about sexual Services
assault, sexual harassment, stalking
and dating/domestic violence. SAPAC Student Legal Services provides

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
SERVICES (CAPS)
Wishing Students a Successful Fall Term
The following is a list of the groups and workshops being ofEred
at Counseling and Psychological Services this fall. All groups
and workshops are free and available to currently enrolled UM
students. For more information about a group or workshop, stop
by our office, 3100 Michigan Union, or call us at (313) 764- 8312.
GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS FOR FALL 1997
. Study Skills Workshop (drop-in): Mondays, 4 to 5 pm, staotting
September 15. Wednesdays, 12 to 1 pm, starting September 17.,Thurs-
days, 12 to 1 pm, starting September 18. Thursdays, 4 to 5 pm,-starting
September 18.
. Test Anxiety Workshop: Thursdays, 3:30 to 5 pm, starting October 2.
Thursdays, 3:30 to 5 pm, starting November 6.
" Graduate Black Male Dialogue Group: meets every other Thursday,
7 to 9 pm, starting September 11. Group meets in Trotter House.
" Time Management Skills: Mondays, 11 to 12 noon, starting
September 22. .-
" Coming Out Workshop: Call CAPS (764-8312) for meeting daytime.
" Relaxation Training Workshop (drop-in group): Wednesdys 12
noon to 1 pm, starting September 17.
" Procrastination Workshop: A four week structured works op.
Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 pm, starting October 7.
" Undergraduate Black Male Dialogue Group: meets every, other
Thursday, 7 to 9 pm, starting September 4. Group meets in the Asubuhi
Lounge, West Quad.
" Food For Thought: A four week eating and body image wekLhop.
Thursdays, 3:30 to 5 pm, starting October 2.
" Gay and Bisexual Men's Therapy Group: Call CAPS (764-8312) for
a pre-group interview.
* Women's Therapy Group: Call CAPS (764-8312) for neeting
day/time.
" African-American Graduate Women Support/Therapy Jroup:
Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 pm, starting September 30.
" Grief and Loss Support Group: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5 pm, starting
October 1.
" My Family/My Self (structured workshop): Tuesdays, 5 to 630 pm,
starting October 7.
" Thinking About Drinking (less): A three week group to help
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speakers such as
9 Pr e s i d e n t
Clinton. Although MSA does program to
make student life fun, it also pursues
- much more serious issues of cost contain-
ment and affordability in higher educa-

dent voice, to
play an active
role in University and community deci-
sion-making processes. MSA has
secured a representative on many admin-
istrative committees.including the Board

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