Spring Has Sprung!
Now that the weather has finally broken, we’re so excited to be able to host events outside again — provided that April showers won’t impose! Please don’t hesitate to stop by and join in on the fun! Be sure to follow us on social media so you can keep up with event dates and times and any prize giveaways. Also, we’re sure you are well aware that summer is quickly approaching and some of you will be graduating, while others will be starting summer internships. No matter what your plans are for summer, join us for Success Week, April 13–16 to learn about all the ways you can succeed at school and in the job market so you can score your dream job!
Has the brutal winter forced you to forget how to control your air conditioning? No problem! Simply call the office and report your maintenance concerns to one of our staff members and we’ll put it in for you! If you’re crunched for time, you can also submit service requests online at www.campuspointekent.com!
Keep in mind that while you’re driving, winter’s end also means pothole season. There will be tire eaters everywhere throughout Kent, and until they are repaired, be sure to drive with caution!
Reminders & Updates
The renewal deadline is coming up at the end of this month. If you’re still planning to renew, do so as soon as possible so you can stay in your same apartment!
Rent is due on the first of each month, and we offer a grace period through the third. Late fees begin accruing on the fourth at 8:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please see Jackie Grant in the office or email her at [email protected]
Pet owners, please pick up after your pets! We want the property to stay clean and green, and the last thing we want to do is be mean by charging $25 to your account every time we see you are not cleaning up after your pet!
Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency after hours? No worries! Call the office and listen to the voicemail directory. If you receive the on-call voice mailbox, please state your name, phone number, apartment number, and emergency. The on-call phone will not show your name or phone number, so it’s important we have your information in the voicemail!
Residents Take the It’s On Us Pledge
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and as you may know, Campus Advantage has partnered with the White House to support the It’s On Us campaign to change the culture around sexual violence on college campuses. It’s On Us invites everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with individuals. It’s a declaration that sexual assault is not only a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play. This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault. It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.
Please read and share the following It’s On Us tips:
- Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.
- Don’t just be a bystander — if you see something, intervene in any way you can.
- Trust your gut. If something looks like it may be a bad situation, it probably is.
- Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re OK.
- Get someone to help you if you see something — enlist a friend, CA, bartender, or host to help step in.
- Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.
- If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.
- Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.
- Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate or corner someone else.
- Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
- Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it is rape.
- Never blame the victim.
- If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that situation, go to notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.
To learn more about It’s On Us and to take the pledge, please visit http://www.campusadv.com/its-on-us.
Community Events Calendar
Break the Ice! — April 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
Mix and mingle with your neighbors and have the opportunity to meet your future friends! Everyone is invited to this social mixer — there will be various games, lots of laughter, and loads of fun. And just for attending the event, you can be entered into the drawing for a $1,000 Southwest Airlines gift card!
Be the Best, Showcase Your Success — April 14
Is your resume lackluster? Is your LinkedIn profile picture a cheesy selfie from your smartphone? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, you need to come to the clubhouse for a resume/LinkedIn intervention! Everyone is welcome to attend, and we highly encourage you to do so — there’s a $1,000 cash scholarship up for grabs!
How to Dress for Success Fashion Show! — April 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
Have an important interview coming up and no idea what to wear? Don’t worry! We’ll be hosting a fashion show featuring both men’s and women’s apparel. We’ll also have a guest speaker from Kent State coming to discuss the do’s and don’ts of interview dress. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. By attending and having a signed lease, you’ll be entered for a shot at a $1,000 Macy’s gift card!
Turn Up with the Kent Clarks! — April 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
Kent State’s very own Kent Clarks will be here to perform! Come show your appreciation for their angelic voices (they even had the opportunity to perform for President Obama). Just for attending the show, you could increase your chances of winning all of the above prizes, plus $1,000 in cash!