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Rape Culture: A Survivor’s Perspective

Rape Culture: A Survivor’s Perspective Presenter: Brittany Piper Presenting Partner: CAMPUSPEAK Program Description: Brittany Piper shares her story of a vulnerable time in her life when she became a victim of sexual assault. Her personal and moving story, blended with non-judgmental and healthy dialogue about rape, helps students see a clearer picture of the realities of the rape culture in which they live. Brittany reveals how we all participate in rape culture and emphasizes the importance of the role they play that can either perpetuate or end the cycle. Time: 75-90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternity and sorority leaders (groups under 100). Goals: As a result of attending this program, students will learn: The impact that sexual violence can have on an individual The importance of reporting sexual assault How to address the community’s involvement in rape culture through such concepts as victim-blaming, bystander behavior and rape myths How to provide healthy support and compassion to a rape survivor Presenter Bio: Brittany is a rape-survivor, women’s rights scholar and activist who has traversed the globe in the fight against sexual violence and women’s rights. A graduate from the Indiana University School of Journalism, Brittany holds a degree in photojournalism, with a minor in women’s studies. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Professional Women. More information: Download a one-pager about this program. Booking Information:...

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Complex Problems & Simple Solutions

Complex Problems & Simple Solutions Presenter: Steve Whitby Presenting Partner: The Catalyst Agency Program Description: In this training, participants will engage in a community conversation around problems in the areas they wish to focus on. They will achieve a better understanding around the framework of stages of change, harm reduction and brain development. Information can also be tailored to include university policy and how the information compares and contrasts. Ultimately, participants will learn how to create safe events in compliance with the policy through event planning and prevention resources. Time: 75-90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternity and sorority leaders (groups under 100). Presenter Bio: Steve Whitby is a storyteller who puts his twenty years of on-the-ground leadership development work into action by challenging people to make real changes by better understanding their own role in the story. As one of the authors of the most widely used risk management prevention curriculum used by fraternities, sororities, and college campuses, Steve has put his passion for creating change into action. He is an intentional speaker, conveying critical lessons about leadership and human potential through stories of normal people facing extraordinary opportunities. More information: Download a one-pager about this program. Booking Information: Contact The Catalyst Agency at info@thecatalystagency.us or 704-359-7941....

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The Effect of Social Norming on College Campuses

The Effect of Social Norming on College Campuses Presenter: Dr. T. Leon Williams Presenting Partner: The Catalyst Agency Program Description: One of the unique perspectives on every college campus is the bystander. The bystander gets a front row seat to good and bad times, fun and danger, risk taking and poor decision making, close calls and regrets. The bystander spends meaningful hours observing social behaviors that trigger unusual or habitual behaviors. By the end of the night, the bystander has developed a biased perception of responsible social living. The bystander plays a very important role in the acceptance and rejection of social norms on college campuses. This program will help students accurately and respectfully regard their peers as responsible community members. Goals: Student will be able to: Gain an understanding of social norms Understand how bias influence decision-making Develop intervention strategies to correct misperceptions Identify healthier norms Time: 75-90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternity men and chapters Presenter Bio: Dr. T. Leon Williams has worked at various colleges and universities in multicultural affairs and athletics, and he has a special passion for diversity education. His topics are serious but his professional experience has allowed him to reach students using humor, personal stories, monologues and music. He invites students to examine their thoughts, perceptions and worldview. He is a frequent presenter for orientation, fraternity and sorority new member training, residence life training, affinity group...

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Fraternal “Umbrella” Organizations Unanimously Support New Anti-Hazing Legislation

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, Introduce the Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act Contact: Heather Kirk, Chief Communication Officer North-American Interfraternity Conference heather.kirk@nicindy.org (225) 603-0002 WASHINGTON—Officials from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA), National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC), and Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), issued the following statements today endorsing anti-hazing legislation introduced by Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio. The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing...

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PRIME

Preparing IFC Presidents for Interfraternal Leadership Jan. 5 – 7, 2018 Hilton Garden Inn Airport | indianapolis IFC Presidents have an enormous job. They are asked to lead their council effectively, establish relationships across campus, create a shared vision and guide their community toward positive change. These are no small tasks. We’d bargain that the IFC President’s job is one of the most complex student leadership roles on campus. And these leaders need greater support. That’s why, in partnership with the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, Northeast Greek Leadership Association, and Southeastern Interfraternity Conference, we have developed PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents. PRIME focuses IFC Presidents on their role from the get-go. Getting this concentrated training in January, when many IFC presidents start their term, will prepare them for council and community leadership. Registration is now open for the inaugural program on Jan. 5-7, 2018, in Indianapolis. Registration will close on Dec. 15. Refunds for paid registrations will be allowed until Dec. 15, 2017. After that time, no refunds will be granted.   Reserve a PRIME Spot Now Registration costs are inclusive of meals, lodging and program materials: Quad Room registration – $465 Double Room registration – $535 Please note: Space is limited. Because many councils have not yet held elections for 2018, space can be reserved now for the next president. Registration options include: Registering yourself if you will be IFC...

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