Delta Sigma Phi’s Risk Management Philosophy states, “Delta Sigma Phi is committed to continually reinforcing basic expectations of membership and actively managing our organizational risk through education initiatives and prudent discipline.” All of the Fraternity’s educational initiatives are grounded in its harm reduction and prevention approaches, providing members the tools needed to make smart decisions and understand the consequences of their actions.
Delta Sigma Phi frequently reviews current resources and develops new tools to help chapters and members make good choices. Members and volunteers can access our resource library in The LAMP.
GreekLifeEdu is an online prevention program designed to meet the needs of college students who are members of Greek-letter organizations. This Population-Level Prevention® program is designed to challenge members’ beliefs about alcohol, hazing and sexual assault while enabling members to make healthy and safe decisions. Customized to each member, the course provides an experience that impacts both individual behavior and chapter culture. Through the use of objective, science-based content, as well as surveys, knowledge tests and interactive exercises, GreekLifeEdu helps members adopt positive behaviors and build self-efficacy.
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Chapter Focused Programing
Delta Sigma Phi offers a suite of educational initiatives and programs to support chapters in educating members on high-risk topics. The Fraternity participates in national initiatives and partners with other sororities and fraternities to provide comprehensive resources to members and chapters. More information on select programs is below.
- National Hazing Prevention Week
National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing. HazingPrevention.Org™ is the organizer of NHPW. Delta Sigma Phi creates promotional resources for chapters, and encourages members to lead hazing prevention conversations on their campuses.
- Alcohol-Skills Training Program
The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is unlike most alcohol programs because it acknowledges that college students drink. Rather than try to impose abstinence, ASTP recognizes that any steps toward reduced risk are steps in the right direction. The goal of ASTP is to educate on alcohol-related behavior while increasing members’ interest in critically examining their drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. In doing so, members can minimize the potential negative consequences through prevention, reduced consumption or abstinence. Delta Sigma Phi provides ASTP to chapters upon request.
- Sexual Assault Prevention
Recognizing that everyone plays a role in preventing sexual assault violence and creating a safer social culture, Delta Sigma Phi joined nine other sororities and fraternities in a coalition to take a stand against sexual assault and relational aggression. With the development of a new educational program meant to equip college students with the tools necessary to create safe and supportive chapter cultures, the Fraternity aims to be a leader in sexual assault prevention. The program’s topics will include healthy standards for personal relationships, misconceptions about non-stranger sexual assault, intervention techniques for complicated social situations and ways to support a victim/survivor.
- Custom Chapter Programming
Occasionally, chapters will request educational programming to address concerns specific to their local or campus community. With advance notice, Delta Sigma Phi can facilitate custom educational programming on policy implementation, peer accountability, high-risk behaviors and bystander intervention.