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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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Green Dot Bystander Training (for campuses currently implementing Green Dot)

Green Dot Bystander Training (for campuses currently implementing Green Dot) Presenting Partner: Green Dot Etcetera Program Description: An interactive training designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to increase bystander behaviors. This applied training will harness natural leadership within student sub-groups, equip participants with skills to take action in the face of behaviors that could lead to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence or stalking, and is structured to provide adequate skills practice. Participants will leave equipped to respond safely and effectively, confident they can help create a safer campus. Goals: Students will: Connect more consciously to their opinions regarding the role and responsibility of the bystander. Understand the basic elements of culture change and feel inspired to make a positive contribution. 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. Develop realistic intervention options given their unique set of barriers. Feel equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to proactively engage peers in positive culture change through informal interactions such as role modeling, use of social media and conversations. Time: 6 hours Intended Audience:...

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Student Leadership Training (for campuses not currently implementing Green Dot)

Student Leadership Training (for campuses not 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 campus violence prevention efforts, 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: Students 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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