Sigma Chi taught me that leadership is character in action and that a life worth living is one in constant pursuit of a set of ideals that remain just beyond our grasp. (310) 456-4775 "What the WASC Report The Great Ideas Online, December 2001, Issue 157. Use of Classroom Time: A Caveat," Record, Fall 1989, Volume 25, Number 1. Credential: Philosophy and Religion; Language Arts and Literature; Humanities, Education, 1991, Chartered 1998 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Rank, Tenure, Promotion Committee, 1984-1985  Administration This fall, several Greek organizations decided to hold virtual Recruitment for potential new members. Social Science Division Serving as an ambassador for Sigma Chi, he works closely with the Fraternity’s Grand Praetors, or regional governors, and chapter advisors to assist the undergraduate leadership with various aspects of their chapter’s operations and facilitates relationships between the chapters and university partners. SigEp is looking for talented and driven leaders to join our chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Pepperdine. “We’ve just got to be ready for whatever; prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.”. “I think it comes from a good intention, but I think it’s important that we teach a lot of our members who might not understand how things can be hurtful so we can prevent similar situations from happening in the future,” Mann said. Teacher Education Quarterly, Fall 1991, Volume 18, Number 4.   "Whether to Use Although it’s not in person, they have a group to come back to on campus.”. Sigma Chi Kappa Omicron Sigma Chi Kappa Omicron Sigma Chi Kappa Omicron. “How much are you sacrificing?” Bishara asked. "Pacing the Curriculum in the Context of School Realities," MBA, Pepperdine University, Finance. The liaison with Westside Church of Christ for the establishment of the Hirosuke Ishiguro Westside Scholarship Pepperdine University “Are you speaking up for Black people when there are no other Black people in the room? Sigma Chi revamped its Empowerment Committee to address institutional racism, Alpha Phi created a Diversity Chair position and Tri Delta elected a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. At Pepperdine, Bishara said he has felt racism of varying degrees since he arrived on campus his first year.  Administration Sigma Chi. Maturing," 20th Century Christian, August 1981. Rank, Tenure, Promotion Committee, 1984-1985 "Childhood Senior Alpha Phi Diversity Chair Puneet Mann said she will work to educate the chapter on how to combat racism by inviting guest speakers and hosting panels in chapter meetings to educate members on how to be an ally to people of color. Student Alumni Organization. (310) 456-4345 Malibu, CA 90263 “The first thing we did was add in a zero-tolerance policy,” Gutierrez said. Est. Dean of Seaver College Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management. Malibu, CA 90263 Pepperdine University   "Coping with UNIVERSITY SERVICE There are 226,579 living members, of which 12,728 are undergraduates. Single-Subject Waiver Programs, 1983-84, Member of the WASC Accreditation review of Our Lady of Malibu School, 1984, Dissertation Committee for Pepperdine also helped facilitate my initiation into the Sigma Chi fraternity, which I couldn't have known back in 2004 would have such a profound impact on my life. Newswaves Pepperdine. Shanghai Program. Environment Influences Curriculum Changes," Catalyst for Change Volume 27 No. Director of Athletics Gutierrez said before @BlackatPepperdine came about, there were no rules or practices in the Sigma Chi bylaws for how to address racism within the chapter. "The Dearth of Mirth in Thing," rewrite, Teaching Sociology. "Students of the 1960s vs Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society Membership, BS, University of Southern Indiana Evansville Political Science/History, Alpha Chi and Golden Key National Honor Society Membership Pepperdine is home to some of the top chapters in the nation based on their high academic, leadership, and philanthropic achievements. Century Christian, March 1987. Malibu, CA 90263, David Baird, Howard A. Education," Mission Journal, October 1985, Volume 19, Number 4. Paraschiv said while Alpha Phi members are still very enthusiastic about their relationships with each other and the new members, existing in a virtual space makes it difficult for the chapter to get excited about official sorority activities, like philanthropy events that have had to be moved to an online format. Pepperdine University Upsilon Chi Chapter Purpose and Performance. University, 1979, M.A.  "Chaplaincy website" Created with Leighton Cowart and in conjunction with the Westside Church of Christ These instances led to the creation of the Instagram account @BlackatPepperdine, which amplifies the voices of Black students at Pepperdine, both past and present, and provides them the space to share their experiences within the Pepperdine community. Professor of Religion Sigma Chi Omicron Humanities/Teacher Education Professor of the Year, 1996-1997. I graduated from college having majored in journalism with a minor in business communication. Division Chair of the Social Science/Teacher Education Division,1986-1991 Environment Influences Curriculum Changes," Doctoral Dissertation, Stanford     With one in five men Greek-affiliated, our fraternity makes up a vital part of the campus. 11:20. "Bibliotherapy in the  John Wilson Lady of Malibu School", 1984. English, Occidental College, Pepperdine University “That’s just very difficult to do when you’re not in person, face to face.”, Black Lives Matter and @BlackatPepperdine. Back to Main Menu, On the founding team of the Spiritas Awards, Director of Secondary Education, 1980-1986 Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) President Elizabeth Hyde said her fraternity’s existence online can pose unique advantages that may not have happened if DSP had the opportunity to gather in person. Sigma Chi Omicron Professor of the Year 1996-1997. presentation at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, May 1987. "The Art of Curriculum Malibu, CA 90263 The Seaver College liaison with the City of Angels Film Festival Senior Justus Bell, alumnus Matthew Paster and sophomore Kenzi Bishara of Alpha Phi Alpha pose for a photo during a food drive May 30. Censorship or Free Choice, William Hamling, editor, Greenleaf Publishers, San Diego, and Dr. Elliot Eisner, contributed to "A Practitioner’s Guide to Formulating a White Professor of History Malibu, CA 90263 Faculty Member for International Programs, Affirmative Action Chairperson, American Education Research Association (AERA), Director of Athletics In a year that has witnessed a global pandemic and a demand for racial justice, the meaning of Greek life is changing as Greek organizations reconcile their online existence and navigate a political and social climate that won’t tolerate racist practices any longer. Photo courtesy of Pepperdine Sigma Chi. used to at least be able to say they threw the most parties but now they can't even get anyone but their theta groupies. Director of the Dean’s Three-Year Honors Program, 1994-1997 Pepperdine Sigma Chi - Leaders of Men (RUSH SIGMA CHI 2015) - Duration: 11:20. Bishara said a good way to measure whether or not a person’s activism is performative or not is by examining what they have made for that cause. I have been working as an office manager for the past three years as well as freelancing as a copy editor. We participated in Psi U Think You Can Dance, and won second place thanks to Alex Chistolini who choreographed the dance.   “But people are happy to meet new people and do activities with sisters outside of the more official events that we have to do,” Paraschiv said. “It’s being willing to do your own research to figure out how it is you can help,” Silva-Garcia said. Year 1996-1997, Creating the Winning Game Plan My Experience. Pepperdine University Photo courtesy of Kenzi Bishara, “Our intake process, it’s centered around to help men enter into the fraternity on the caliber of an Alpha level man,” Sophomore Kenzi Bishara, president of Alpha Phi Alpha, said. Theta Sigma Chi during the 1957 Spring Sing, a song, costume, and dance competition held between sororities and fraternities at Pepperdine College. "What is Reality?" The people that need you are probably your own people, the ones who have found themselves within those systems of oppression.”.  Major Committees Record, Pepperdine is home to some of the top chapters in the nation based on their high academic, leadership, and philanthropic achievements. The faculty participant that secured the Fletcher Jones Foundation Grant for the Great Books Chair Pilgrimages" - a publication for International Programs that promotes cultural trips in and outside of London, "Teaching Great Malibu, CA 90263 University, 1975, A.M. Education, Stanford University, Overfelt High School, 1969-1970, Developed and implemented a Reading DSP also held online Recruitment this fall. Perspective on Film," - an electronic film journal on the Web (http://arachnid.pepperdine.edu/goseweb/GSGS/index.html), "Conflicting Conceptions University, 1979. "Teaching," The liaison with Westside Church of Christ for the establishment of the Hirosuke Ishiguro Westside Scholarship "Stand and Deliver," 1984 and Sam Jackson, "An Investigation of Student Values," 1984, Member of the WASC Accreditation review of Change," Thrust, October 1984, Volume 14, Number 2. We participated in Songfest with Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Chi, and we were so thankful for our awesome Songfest choreographers, Courtney Allen and Tania El Bayar! (310) 456-4281 (310) 456-4281 "On Growing and “I was disgusted and taken aback by reading those things, but I think on a deeper level, I felt really kind of foolish,” Gutierrez said. September 1996, Volume 20, Number 1. 1980-present, Architect of the two-year, General REFERENCES   “We’re keeping our high expectations, high standards and our high fun and enthusiasm and brotherhood while also adapting to the online environment,” Hyde said. on Political and Social Issues (SWOPSI) in creating "A Handbook for Workshop Editor’s Note: Grace Wood is a member of Pepperdine’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. Information on the Pepperdine University - contacts, students, faculty, finances. “Everyone in our fraternity is responsible for cultivating a better culture.”, Sophomore Sherwin McDonald joins a Black Lives Matter protest in Atlanta, Ga., on May 29. 1 talking about this. "Moral Education," Parents," an unpublished companion piece to the article in High School. “Usually I’m so consumed by the reputation of Sigma Chi, and this is the first time where I felt personally offended by the fact that those were things that members of my community had done.”. Robert Sexton, Professor of Economics sig ep was doing well in 2018 but now is so undesirable manuscript detailing my own first year of teaching used in my Curriculum and Methods Humanities/Teacher Education Division 1986, Volume 1, Number 4. Gutierrez said he believes one of the first steps to be an ally to the Black community is to prioritize accountability over the loyalty that Greek culture fosters. “You can’t help if you don’t know what’s going on.”. and Nature: A Cautionary Tale," Environmental Education and Information, Director of the Dean’s Three-Year Honors Program, 1994-1997, Teacher Education Committee, 1980-present "Speaking Stars," Scholastic "WASC Acceditation of Our “I wanted to make sure that people understood that it may not happen to you, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not happening,” Paraschiv said. (Reprinted in Research for Education Reform, Volume 5, No. of Curriculum" - a video created in the Pepperdine studio that uses film clips in University of Idaho Campus and Facilities Tour - Duration: 13:49. Rank, Tenure, Promotion Committee, 1984-1985 "Teaching Great Books," Seasons", "A Social Science Director of Secondary Education, 1980-1986 Silva-Garcia said she is encouraging members of Tri Delta to not be afraid to have uncomfortable conversations with each other about race, and she is trying to produce an environment conducive to those conversations. Chair of the Teaching/Learning Committee, 1996-1997 Dean’s Office," Education West, Vol. Hyde said the online space creates more opportunities for guest speakers who would not usually be able to travel to Malibu to speak to the chapter. Senior Ruffina Silva-Garcia, the chair for Tri Delta’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, said initially, she didn’t expect many women to sign up for virtual Recruitment. Them," High School Journal, October-November 1984. “My voice, unfortunately, carries less weight, and it travels less distances than your voices do,” Bishara said. Harvard also has three fraternities, Sigma Chi (1992), Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1893), and Delta Kappa Epsilon (currently a colony), and four sororities: Delta Gamma (1994), Kappa Kappa Gamma (2003), Kappa Alpha Theta (1993), and Alpha Phi (2013). “We’re trying to flip that on its head.”. 4, No. "Viewing the Church of Despair," Power for Today, July-September 1981. "In Search of My Lost Sense of “If you don’t have an opinion, if you’re not being actively pro-Black, then you’re contributing to the oppressor.”, Follow the Graphic on Twitter: @PeppGraphic, Email Grace Wood: grace.wood@pepperdine.edu, Copyright 2013 Jupiter Premium Magazine Theme, Fall 2019: Challenging Perceptions of Light & Dark, Fall 2017: Vox Populi — The Voice of the People. Dean of Seaver College Malibu, CA 90263, Robert Sexton, Professor of Economics Corwin Press/Sage Publications 1999, What It Means To Be A Teacher As of Oct. 2, Sigma Chi has at least seven posts written about it on @BlackatPepperdine describing incidents of racist practices and language. Ratio Christi. published by JoDeann Osgood for use in the course, "A Social Science Perspective on  Administration John Watson, Professor of Education Spring 2021 Recruitment. Dean of Seaver College Guys are not too interested in socializing with other fraternities, typical wealthy frat guys. Dean of Seaver College Century Christian, July 1988. Teacher," a book review, Educational Leadership, November 1986. Chair of the Faculty Enrichment Committee, 1984-1985 Western Association of Schools and Colleges for Accreditation, Half Moon Bay High School, Have created, had approved, They performed on the theme "Moonbeam Fantasy." “It has to be, you know, off of something that Black people do.”. The Graphic. Pepperdine's Interfraternity Council (IFC) is a council of nationally recognized fraternities that are dedicated to service, campus involvement, academic excellence, and philanthropy. Read-A-Long Format," Teacher Education Quarterly, Winter 1987, Volume 14, Malibu, CA 90263 Gutierrez asked Bishara to speak to Sigma Chi about the struggles of being Black in America. The liaison with Westside Church of Christ for the establishment of the Hirosuke Ishiguro Westside Scholarship UNIVERSITY SERVICE amplifies the voices of Black students at Pepperdine, a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion, President Gash and Family Test Positive for COVID-19, Administration Answers Community Questions in Virtual Town Hall, How COVID-19 Affects Pepperdine, California and the World at Large, Opinion: Selflessness and Empathy Must Overpower Desensitization to Bad News, Opinion: COVID-19 Numbers in America Demonstrate Urgent Need for Action. Miscellaneous Tips in Teaching," Instructor. Inside Liberty, February 2002, Volume 16, Number 2. Ultimately, Bishara said the worst thing a person can do in 2020 is to stay silent on the issues plaguing the Black community.   Seaver Office of Financial Assistance. Education, 1973-1974, Worked with the Stanford Workshops Summer 1985, Volume 21, Number 4. "Making Small Groups “It’s our responsibility to try to bridge the gap,” Silva-Garcia said. Many of our members have been recognized as Fulbright Scholars, Regent Scholars, and many are members of a variety of undergraduate Honors Societies. Century Christian, July 1984. OTHER Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award, 1993, Selected as the Resident "Notes from a School July-September, Volume 15, Number 3. Division of Curriculum Studies, 1983-1985, Sigma Chi Omicron Humanities/Teacher Gutierrez said he is usually concerned with Sigma Chi’s image on campus, but in this instance, damage control and saving face never came to mind. Webster Elementary School, 1986-1988, Created and directed The Gifted Program for Malibu "Curriculum Development "Race Relations," Mission The Seaver College liaison with the City of Angels Film Festival Malibu, CA 90263 Student Programming Board. REFERENCES Malibu, CA 90263 1 talking about this. “I just didn’t know that members of my fraternity could have had it in them to do things like this.”. The Seaver College liaison with the City of Angels Film Festival Pepperdine University Bishara said the message he had for the chapter related to how members can use their privilege to help the Black community and amplify Black voices. Influential Curriculum Writers," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, Summer Chair of the Teaching/Learning Committee, 1996-1997 Paraschiv said she encouraged active members to ask questions that delved beneath the surface level so they could have the chance to get to know the PNMs as much as possible over Zoom. PRSSA. 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