Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life & Leadership
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In This Issue
Events Calendar
Chapter Spotlight: Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Week
Course Opportunities
Summer Service Opportunity in Africa
Invitation to Gifts of Hope

 Events Calendar 

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12/7: Transition Workshop & Theta Chi's Nothing but Nets


12/9: Last day of classes




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This weekly newsletter lets you know about everything happening in the Miami University fraternity and sorority community. 



 Be sure to check out our online calendar so you don't miss anything! 

Chapter Spotlight: Delta Zeta

Members of Delta Zeta collaborated with Miami Athletics to show their Redhawk spirit for the opening men's basketball game against Dayton. The girls decorated the locker room prior to the game, hung up banners around campus, crafted signs to hold at the game, and sported their "DZ <3's Miami" pins in honor of the team. 

Before the start of the event, some girls showed up early in their Miami Basketball apparel and joined the cheerleaders in the spirit tunnel as the Redhawks entered the court. The attendance of Greek life at the game was superb, and the Redhawks were happy to take home a win--both in student support and against the Flyer!
Make a Differenece: Become a SOUL!

Looking to gain amazing leadership experience? Interested in working closely 
with new students and their family members? Want to have the best summer 
of your life? Apply to be a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL)!

The Office of New Student Programs is currently accepting applications for 
2012-2013 SOULs. The SOULs are highly involved in the orientation experience 
for new students: leading small groups, performing vignettes, answering 
questions, and serving as a friendly face and resource. Being a SOUL provides 
you with great opportunities to meet and work with other enthusiastic student 
leaders, develop leadership skills, represent Miami University, and make great 
money while having a fun and rewarding summer job! 

SOUL applications and a position description are available online at

SOUL applications are due by 5pm on Friday, January 13, 2012 (the first Friday of 
the spring semester). 

Please contact the Office of New Student Programs at or 513-529-9771 with any questions.

Greek Leadership Course Opportunities
 EDL 100 "Career Development for the College Student"

 EDL 100 is a two-credit sprint course designed to take you through the entire career development process while taking into account your fraternity/sorority experience. Students will learn how to use their experiences in the fraternity/sorority community and personalized information from the course to make informed career and educational decisions that are a good fit for them. Students will also examine occupational information and trends, and gain experience interviewing while learning tips on how to develop their resume. 

Spring 2012: EDL 100 will be Monday/Wednesday from 4:10pm-5:50pm. Email to register. 


                                EDL 206 "The Nature of Group Leadership"

EDL 206 is a two-credit, full semester course for second-year students interested in exploring multiple approaches to leadership and building capacity for socially responsible leadership as it relates to the fraternity/sorority experience. The course involves engaged learning through community action work, skill building, reading, writing, case analysis and dialogue. The course also includes a service-learning component. 
Spring 2012: EDL 206 will be Tuesdays from 4:10-5:50pm. Email to register.
Summer Service Opportunity in Africa
Want to go to Africa?

Interested in teaching English to children?

Join the African School Advancement Program (ASAP) on this summer's trip to Tanzania! 



ASAP Meetings:

Mondays at 7:00 pm 

204 Benton Hall.

Come learn more about our organization and how you can take part in this summers trip!  


For more information, or if you cannot make it to the meeting e-mail Zuma Speakman at, or Caitlin Troyer at . 

Break the Tension of Finals!
Goggin will host the FREE "Break the Tension of Finals Skates"  on Friday, December 9 and Saturday December 10 from 9:30pm - 11:30pm.  $2 skate rental is available.  Contact the Goggin with questions!  513-529-9800


Save the Date: Greek Awards, April 1, 2012
Greek Awards Update


Please save the date for April 1st 2012 for the Annual Greek Awards.  


We're working to improve the Greek Awards application process and the packets will be distributed in the next few weeks.


In the meantime, please make sure you are updating your member's campus involvement and community service on the HUB so that information is all reported for this past year.  It will save you time when the application process opens in January.


If you have any questions about this process please contact our office at 

(513) 529-1462, we are working our best to better streamline the process for next year.

Service & Engagement Student Staff Assistant Position Opening

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Position Summary

The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership is hiring one Fraternity/Sorority Life Student Staff Assistant for the spring 2011 Semester. The goal of the Fraternity/Sorority Life Student Staff Assistant is to support and enhance leadership in our fraternity and sorority community in the area of service and engagement. The Staff Assistant will report to the Associate Director of the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Leadership. Preference will be given to those applicants who are affiliated with a fraternity or sorority and in good standing with their chapter.


For more Information: 


To Apply

  • Please attach a cover letter and resume (including 3 references with contact information) in an email to Elissa Christmas at
  • Applications must be sent before December 16th 2011 for consideration 

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-The Cliff Alexander Office Staff