Cliff's Notes 
A weekly newsletter for the Fraternity and Sorority Community   
May 3, 2016

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Preparing for the Summer Months
As you prepare to leave for Summer Break, take a few moments to be sure your house is secure.  Often, problems that occur through theft or damage can be averted by precautions taken in closing. Here are some tips.
For your residence:
  • Lock doors and windows; remove all personal valuables from the property
  • Turn off the water and natural gas supply if the house will be left unoccupied 
  • Empty all garbage and ensure no combustible items such as trash and paper are left in any public area 
  • Visit the Oxford Police Department's website and fill out a vacant house check form
For fraternity houses:
  • Unplug lamps, televisions, and other appliances in public areas as well as in individual rooms in fraternity houses
  • Leave a key with a local member, alumni, or friend who will remain in Oxford; have them periodically check the property during the summer break; notify the Oxford Police and this office with the name of that person in case of a problem
  • Have a certified professional inspect your furnace; he or she should check for proper operation, automatic shut-off valves, and proper venting
  • Remove all combustibles such as paint and spray cans from the furnace area and store in a cool, dry place
Closing Your Suite:
  • Chapters are individually responsible for closing their suite
  • Suites must be closed, cleaned, and locked by 6 pm on Friday, May 13
  • Remove all perishable items from the kitchen and refrigerator
  • Dispose of trash and clean all dishes
  • Unplug all lamps, televisions, and other appliances including the refrigerator and soft drink machine
  • Close and lock all windows and doors
End of the Year Check List
for Fraternity and Sorority Operations
As the academic year draws to a close please remember to take care of any final administrative tasks. Here's a list of things to review:
  • Chapters may now register for the 2016-2017 school year. Please visit your chapter's Hub page and click on the blue Register button to complete registration.
  • The Cliff Office is currently collecting Summer Information. Please visit this LINK to provide information on mail forwarding and sorority suite access.
  • All chapter presidents need to meet with Elissa to review the chapter roster before the end of the semester. This meeting is a requirement of the Community Advancement Program. If you have not scheduled a meeting, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Sororities, please be aware that some chapter mail is delivered to residence hall mail rooms during the school year. Often this mail is never distributed and ends up forwarded in bulk back to the Cliff Office each May. Please make an effort to check with the Resident Director in your chapter's residence hall to ensure all mail has been picked up.
  • All chapters should check the chapter mailboxes in 2020 Armstrong, the Leadership Library. These mailboxes are located outside the Tri-Council Office. Any items not retrieved before the end of term will be discarded during the summer.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Presents:
62nd Annual Black and Gold Extravaganza

Israel Fest

Student Counseling Presents Miniature Horse Therapy and Dog Days at Finals

Phi Mu Welcomes New Members
Phi Mu Beta Eta chapter of Miami University is happy to welcome the amazing girls who make up the new member class of 2016! After a few weeks of Phi meetings that allowed the girls to get to know more about each other and the chapter, they are now full members of Phi Mu Fraternity. We love the new members and cannot wait to see all the amazing ideas and talents they bring to Phi Mu.
An upcoming Phi Mu event you should be sure not to miss:
-Phi Mu and TKE are hosting the Kick it for the Kids kickball tournament on May 1st from 2-5 pm at Cook Field. The money raised will be given to Cincinnati Children's Miracle Network Hospital and St. Jude's! Come have fun with your friends, while supporting a great cause!
Sisterhood is something we love at Phi Mu! Each spring we have a Sisterhood Retreat where we go off campus, play games, and have fun with some of our best friends. We get to have the whole chapter together for a day, de-stress from schoolwork, and of course take lots of Insta-worthy pictures. Not only do we love the Phi Mu community, we love the Greek community as a whole. This semester we are very excited to be going to watch the Cincinnati Reds with ZTA in a joint sisterhood! 

Do you have chapter news or upcoming events that you would like to post to a future edition of Cliff's Notes? Send your information to Elissa  for placement in the next e-newsletter.
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Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life 
Miami University 
2026 Armstrong Student Center 
Oxford, OH 45045 
(513) 529-1462