Lambda Chi Alpha - University of Alabama

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Alpha-Phi Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Alabama

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ALPHA-PHI ZETA OF LAMBDA CHI ALPHA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA ALPHA-PHI ZETA IS IN GOOD HANDS WITH UNDERGRADUATE LEADERSHIP ALUMNI ADVISORY BOARD IN THE WORKS A lpha-Phi Zeta is working hard to reach elite Chapter status on campus and among ΛXA chapters across the country. We have made great strides thanks to the generosity of our alumni, our volunteers and our House Corporation over the past 15 years. In addition to our House Corporation, the Chapter is required to have a stand-alone functioning Alumni Advisory Board. e following brothers have already stepped up to answer the call: Butch Camp, AΦ888 • Harrison Camp, AΦ1319 Jay Hedgspeth, AΦ1337 • Matt Roden, AΦ1537 We will meet once a semester and will work with our undergraduate officers to improve Chapter operations, recruitment, scholarship, and leadership skills. If you would like to learn more or become a board member, please contact me by email at In Z.A.X., Roy Gregg, AΦ881 Chapter Advisor SPRING 2020 T he new High Zeta officers, led by High Alpha Matthew Marquet, AΦ1876, have taken over the leadership of the undergraduate chapter, and we wish them ongoing success. ank you and congratulations to Reed Schwartz, AΦ1809 and the 2019 group of officers for a job well done. As mentioned below, we are forming an Alumni Advisory Board to assist the undergraduate Chapter. I encourage any brother who has the time to volunteer and become a member of this alumni group, as it is certainly rewarding to stay involved with our great Fraternity. e Lambda Chi Alpha House Corporation will of course stay active, although with less involvement with the day-to-day activities of the Chapter. As you consider what organizations you want to support this year, we ask that you keep Alpha- Phi Zeta in mind. We hope that you will either continue or increase your financial support of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Alabama. Your gis will make an immediate impact on the lives of the brothers following in our footsteps and carrying on our legacy at Alpha-Phi Zeta. In Z.A.X. Wayne Keith, AΦ775 House Corporation President Stay Connected to Alpha- Phi Zeta by Joining the Alumni Advisory Board DONATE online today at lxaua. Supporting Student Health Mental Health Resources and Education among Top Campus Priorities C ollege is one of the most transformative experiences of our lives. Moving away from home, becoming independent, navigating campus—it's overwhelming. With the stress of juggling academics, work, and social lives, today's students need more mental health support than previous generations. The Facts Stress, anxiety, and depression are on the rise. According to College of the Overwhelmed: e Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It, 76% of college students report feeling overwhelmed. Active Minds, an organization dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health, notes that 1 in 5 adults have a mental illness. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among students. While these statistics can be shocking, college campuses are making mental health resources and education a top priority. Creating Campus Resources Across the nation at universities like the University of Michigan, IFC and Panhellenic chapters are establishing mental health officer positions to support their brothers and sisters. National organizations (Continued on page 4)

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