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 high-risk alcohol and/or drug use prevention.

2. Host one educational program or workshop in the academic year focused on consent, sexual violence prevention, and/or supporting survivors where 80% or more of the chapter’s new members attend. 

3. Implement and adopt the governing councils' shared social event and risk management policies and best practices. Chapters that have stricter risk management policies than the shared policy policies can choose to follow their own organization’s risk management guidelines when those are stricter.

  • 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.

4. Purchase liability insurance coverage of no less than $1,000,000.00 face value with the insurance carrier of the chapter’s choosing. 

5. Designated chapter leadership will attend the annual Risk Management 101.

 

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 event monitor training, to chapters that are interested in utilizing this resource. 

 

How do I schedule Risk Reduction Workshops?

Sexual Assault Prevention Workshops will be coordinated by your governing councils.

  • i. CGC/MGC/NPHC – Hosted during your council’s ‘burst’ session in the fall term.
  • ii. IFC/PHC – Hosted in the fall term within two weeks of Jump Day/Bid Day.

Additional Sexual Violence Prevention and Supporting Services can be accessed at Counseling & Psychological Services: Interpersonal Violence and Support Services 

Hazing Prevention Workshop will be coordinated by the CFSL for your chapter leadership. It is your responsibility to educate your chapter on the information received from the Hazing Prevention workshop.

  • i. CGC/MGC/NPHC – Hosted during your council’s ‘burst’ session in the fall term.
  • ii. IFC/PHC - You will receive an email with instructions on how to register for a spring or fall term program.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Workshops will be coordinated by the CFSL/governing council.

  • i. CGC/MGC/NPHC – Hosted during your council’s ‘burst’ session in the fall term.
  • ii. IFC/PHC - You will receive an email with instructions on how to register for a spring or fall term program.