Students in fraternities and sororities are at greater risk of experiencing issues related to alcohol, and they face additional group and institutional pressures that don’t affect other students. As a result, a more nuanced approach to typical prevention efforts is needed.
Dan Wrona and Jenny Rabas of RISE Partnerships will facilitate this event, which will explore prevention of high-risk alcohol use among fraternity/sorority membership. Prevention professionals will learn more about the unique challenges of fraternity/sorority members, fraternity/sorority professionals will learn how prevention efforts on campus can help make their community safer, and all attendees will learn how to work more collaboratively across departments to support this population of students.
Objectives of the Event:
Prepare attendees to work more collaboratively across functional areas to develop strategies for reducing high risk behavior in collegiate fraternal organizations.
Equip professionals working with high-risk behavior on campus to:
● Describe socio-ecological factors unique to fraternal organizations that influence high-risk behavior
● Discuss how to design strategies for reducing high-risk behavior that address the unique characteristics of fraternal organizations
● Develop strategies for working more collaboratively with fraternity/sorority professionals
Equip fraternity/sorority professionals to:
● Identify examples of good practice in preventing high-risk alcohol use.
● Discuss the principles that define good practice in preventing high-risk alcohol use, including the following prevention principles: evidence-based, comprehensive, synergistic, and interdisciplinary.
● Describe how to incorporate these concepts into their work, especially as it relates to reducing high-risk behavior
● Identify resources offered by professionals working with high-risk behavior on campus that could support their work
● Develop strategies for working more collaboratively with professionals working with high-risk behavior on campus