Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life & Leadership
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In This Issue
Events Calendar
Greek Week Recap
Kappa Alpha Psi Week
Attention Fraternities
Miami Alumni Speaker
Chapter Spotlight: TKE

 Events Calendar 

This Week: 


9/25-10/1: Kappa Alpha Psi Week


9/26-30: Hazing Prevention Week


9/26: ACROPOLIS Applications Due


10/1: Go Greek Football Event


10/2: Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Delta Phi's ADPutt-Putt




Next Week: 


10/2-9: National LIVESTRONG Week


10/8: Kappa Klassic


10/9: Kickball Tournament







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


This year is off to a great start and we have many things to get excited about this year. Be sure to check out our online calendar so you don't miss anything!


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Greek Week Recap!

Greek Week

Congratulations to our overall winners, Beta Theta Pi and Gamma Phi Beta!

We'd also like to give a big congratulations to the winning chapter of each event, which are listed below:

Swimming: Beta Theta Pi and Chi Omega
Raft Races: Alpha Sigma Phi and Alpha Omicron Pi
Ultimate Frisbee: Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Delta
Dodgeball: Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma
Volleyball: Beta Theta Pi and Phi Mu
Obstacle Course: Delta Tau Delta and Gamma Phi Beta
Soccer: Kappa Alpha Order and Kappa Kappa Gamma
Basketball: Kappa Sigma and Gamma Phi Beta
Quiz Bowl: Kappa Alpha Order and Phi Mu
Broomball: Sigma Pi and Chi Omega
Football: Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Omicron Pi
Speed Pyramid: Kappa Alpha Order and Alpha Chi Omega
Puddle Pull: Delta Tau Delta and Alpha Delta Pi
Bandstand: Sigma Pi and Alpha Phi

We raised 626 units of blood at the blood drive, which was well above our goal of 505 units! 

540 people participated in CROP Walk to help raise $3,295!

The total weight of the food that came to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry as a result of the Greek Week donations was 9,450 pounds.  This doubled the amount that was collected last year.  

Below is an excerpt from a letter from an Oxford Community Choice Pantry volunteer expressing her thanks and gratitude:

"Over the summer, the Pantry shelves got quite low with only the minimum 
USDA requirements on hand. And then, Greek Week!  Today, those shopping were delighted with full shelves and many choices. Canned meat, varieties of baked beans, green beans, soups, and more!  Each family chose the same number of items in each of the food pyramid categories, but they had choices!"

Thanks to our sponsors Coyote Logistics, DJ Steve the Greek, Lebowski Tees & Design, The Wood's, 45 East Bar & Grill, Skipper's, and Woody's One Up, we were able to make this a great Greek Week!

Kappa Alpha Psi Week
Kappa Alpha Psi Week 2011
Fraternities Seeking 2nd Year Exemptions

Fraternities seeking a Second Year Exemption for the purpose of housing sophomores in their chapter house for the 2012 - 2013 academic school year need to schedule a presentation with the Dean of Student's Office. Presentation dates and times are October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., October 4 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., October 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and October 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Presentations will be about 15 minutes long with time at the end for some questions from the committee.


 To schedule a presentation please contact Sue Treadway at (513) 529-1877 or as soon as possible.


Miami Alumni Speaker: Julie Holbert

Julie Holbert, a mother of Miami Alumni Meredith Hobert will be holding two discussion forums on Wednesday, October 5. Julie's daughter Meredith was the President of Alpha Omicron Pi during her time here at Miami University. During her senior year she noticed some changes in her body and began experiencing various digestive symptoms. After two years of symptoms Meredith was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer just 3 weeks before her wedding. She passed in 2008. Throughout her experience her sorority sisters stayed by her side and supported her.


Miami Panhellenic Association would like to invite all sorority women to attend this event and learn more about the importance of sisterhood. Sisterhood is not only a bond we share within our chapters, but as a whole community. Please encourage your members to attend one of the sessions and see how sisterhood extends beyond our four years at Miami. 
Sorority LLC Speaker Julie Holbert
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 @ 7:30 PM
Richard Basement

Refreshments will be provided. Please arrive early for check in. Eligible chapters will receive a sisterhood point! 

Chapter Spotlight: Tau Kappa Epsilon

This summer the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon took Extreme Makeover: Home Edition into their own hands and updated their fraternity house!  The house underwent a cleansing, painting, and carpeting project by its members. The new carpet, paint, tile, and doors has the house looking much better and the brothers feel ready for recruitment next semester!



Has your chapter done something noteworthy? Share your story with the rest of the fraternity and sorority community by sending it to Elise Sexton at!
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-The Cliff Alexander Office Staff