Enhanced Health and Safety Policies – Pilot Program
Resolution: NIC fraternities voted to support a pilot program for campus implementation of new health and safety policies and event procedures to reduce alcohol abuse.
In this pilot, the NIC will work with campus fraternity communities to put measures in place to reduce the frequency and volume of alcohol in the fraternity experience. This includes the following policies/procedures:
Why?: This approach blends policy rooted in research from substance abuse experts, best practices in educational programming, enhanced procedures to make events safer, and a commitment to measure the efficacy of these interventions through consistent assessment.
This approach also acknowledges that positive change happens when it’s adopted at the local level through collaboration and customization.
Implementation: The NIC will spend fall 2017 executing an implementation plan, which includes identifying pilot campuses and building out the Social Safe procedures and technology. The NIC will work with an assessment partner to identify measurements to test the efficacy of these standards and procedures, as well as train pilot campus’ stakeholders.
In spring 2018, the NIC will work with a limited group of pilot campuses to implement these new standards and measure their effectiveness. Starting in fall 2018, more pilot campuses will be added based on what was learned during the first year and determined capacity.