Improving the overall health and safety of all members is a high priority for the fraternity and sorority community. Providing relevant educational workshops and programs as well as access to University and community resources to members is a foundational expectation for all fraternities and sororities. Chapter leadership is responsible for mitigating any potential risks that may be faced in hosting events and programs. Priority is placed on providing resources and relevant programming to members related to overall wellness, health, and safety topics.
Chapters are required to:
1. Host one educational program or workshop in the academic year where 80% or more of chapter membership attends focused on each of the following areas:
a. high-risk alcohol and drug use prevention; and,
b. sexual assault prevention
2. Implement and adopt the Fraternal Information Programing Group (FIPG) risk management practices and guidelines for social event hosting. Chapters that have stricter risk management policies than the FIPG guidelines can choose to follow their own organization’s risk management guidelines when those are stricter.
a. In addition to the adoption of FIPG risk management guidelines, hard alcohol (defined as alcohol that is greater than or equal to 15 percent alcohol by volume or 30 proof) is prohibited in housed chapter facilities and at fraternity/sorority hosted social events. An exception is made for social events hosted at licensed retail locations (third party venues) where hard alcohol (as defined above) is allowed to be served by a licensed bartender. University Housing & Dining Services has updated their policies for on-campus living to also reflect this prohibition.
3. Purchase liability insurance coverage of no less than $1,000,000.00 face value with the insurance carrier of the chapter’s choosing.
Oregon State University will provide the following support:
1. Offer access to workshops and resources on relevant risk reduction, wellness, health, and safety topics.
2. Coordinate with governing councils to offer party smart resources, including sober monitor training, to chapters that are interested in utilizing this resource.
Chapters can access workshops for these requirements through Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services through the links below:
1. Alcohol and Drug Prevention
Student Health Services:
Alcohol and other drugs
Marijuana: A blunt discussion on the facts
2. Sexual Violence Prevention and Supporting Services
Counseling & Psychological Services:
Interpersonal Violence and Support Services
Student Health Services:
Beavers Give a Dam
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