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Enhanced Health and Safety Standards

Health and Safety Standards Health and safety is the top priority of fraternities that make up the NIC. This is why the leadership of our 66 organizations came together at our recent Annual Meeting of Members to pass critical new health and safety standards that will build upon fraternal prevention efforts and programs. This framework consists of three resolutions: Medical Good Samaritan Policy Resolution: By September 1, 2018, each NIC member fraternity will adopt and implement a medical Good Samaritan Policy. Why?: Nothing should stand in the way of students calling 911 when they or anyone else they are with need help. It is critical students are encouraged to call 911 when someone is in need of medical attention. A Good Samaritan policy prioritizes health and safety by removing barriers for people to seek help in emergencies. Implementation: The NIC will consult with insurance and legal experts to develop and share model language for member fraternities. Each member fraternity will adopt and implement a Good Samaritan Policy before September 1, 2018. Baseline Health and Safety Programming Resolution: NIC member fraternities will provide baseline health and safety educational programming to all chapters. This will be an educational requirement for membership. Note: This enhance the NIC health and safety standards already in place. Have health and safety policies. Follow up with their chapters on compliance with such policies. Provide proactive harm...

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ABOUT LAUNCH

A jumping-off point for fraternity and sorority leaders About LAUNCH It’s not difficult to focus on challenges we face, but what if instead of getting down on issues we identify, we turned our perspectives to the positive? LAUNCH does just that. It’s intended to explore the best of the fraternity and sorority experience and transform it into dynamic solutions to community challenges. LAUNCH is a one-day retreat supporting fraternity and sorority campus leaders. Through this engaging, participant-driven experience, chapter presidents and council officers will build relationships, explore individual and shared issues, and set goals to address them. The goal of the program is to bring fraternity and sorority leaders together to kick off the officer term together positively. The Launch curriculum emphasizes: Establishing community expectations Building relationships Identifying issues Problem solving Community planning   Hosting the Program NIC staff will work with you to host Launch for your campus community. Contact Alexis to learn more about Launch and begin planning your program! Program Structure LAUNCH is designed to bring together fraternity and sorority chapter presidents and council leaders as they kick off their officer terms together. The curriculum allows for guided conversation driven by participant perspectives, culminating in identification of goals for the term and beyond. The general structure of the program includes a collective experience (all in one large-group setting) with individual reflection and small-group conversations throughout. LAUNCH can be held in a single-day and...

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ABOUT IMPACT

The goal of IMPACT is to enable positive change within a fraternity/sorority community. About Impact Most college students know the “right thing to do” to advance fraternity. Yet, they lack courage and motivation to carry out those actions. Students need like-minded students to band together to make change. IMPACT can bring your fraternity and sorority community together to create these deep relationships quickly. Participants will collectively identify and confront the issues in the community. IMPACT is a campus-based leadership institute designed to foster improved relationships among campus leaders through an intensive, interactive 2.5-day program. It is expected that change will be the result of an IMPACT weekend. Participants determine what that change is through their participation. The IMPACT curriculum emphasizes: problem solving leadership development values-based decision making effective communication community development The Impact of Impact After attending UIFI and feeling alone about making change and thinking no one cared about the future, I now see 70 people who hope for a stronger community like I do. I got to meet more people on my campus that I might never have talked to if not for IMPACT. I loved the people I met and the connections I’ve made at IMPACT. I’ve learned more at IMPACT than in the three years I’ve been Greek. The ritual discussion this weekend was very important. It is easy not to think about ritual. IMPACT forced it back...

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Green Dot Student Leadership Training (for campuses currently implementing Green Dot)

Green Dot Student Leadership Training (for campuses currently implementing Green Dot) Presenting Partner: Green Dot Etcetera Program Description: An intensive, interactive training designed to increase student leaders’ ability to effectively engage their peers in Green Dot, with a focus on sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking. The training addresses: 1) How to increase enthusiastic participation in violence prevention efforts; 2) How to effectively deliver presentations on violence prevention that are well received and engaging; and 3) How to motivate peers to explore their own role in violence prevention. Goals: Student leaders will: Be equipped to take concrete steps to create a positive prevention brand on campus that all students can align with. Connect more consciously to the role and responsibility of the bystander. Understand the basic elements of culture change and feel inspired and equipped to mobilize their campus community. Recognize behaviors that may constitute or lead to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Increase intrinsic motivation to intervene in order to reduce harm after violence has started, reduce the likelihood that it will happen again, or reduce the likelihood that it will happen at all. Recognize barriers that may prevent them from doing something in the face of potential interpersonal violence and feel equipped to process barriers with their peers. Develop realistic intervention options given their unique set of barriers and be able to help peers find their...

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Green Dot Action Workshops (for campuses currently implementing Green Dot)

Green Dot Action Workshops (for campuses currently implementing Green Dot) Presenting Partner: Green Dot Etcetera Program Description: A 90-minute interactive workshop that introduces the basic elements of Green Dot while using persuasive and inspirational language and skill building activities to prepare participants to take action. It provides a new framework of bystander intervention, generates campus-wide buy-in, and begins the process of behavioral change. It is designed to inspire hope that individuals can make a difference and provide an array of immediate, actionable behaviors that individuals can begin to put into practice. Goals: Students will: Recognize behaviors that may constitute or lead to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Increase intrinsic motivation to intervene in order to reduce the likelihood that it will happen again or reduce the likelihood that it will happen at all. Recognize barriers that may prevent them from doing something in the face of potential interpersonal violence. Develop realistic options to act as a bystander given their unique set of barriers. Learn realistic pro-social behaviors they can do to establish two campus norms: Interpersonal violence will not be tolerated, and Everyone is expected to do their part. Time: 90 minutes (Green Dot Etcetera will provide up to 4 workshops with different student groups in one day.) Intended Audience: Members of the Greek and mainstream student population on campus. Ideal group size is 35-50 students. Partner Bio:...

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