Risk Management Training
As fraternities and sororities, we pledge to abide by the core values of our organizations.
Unfortunately, sometimes our member's actions are not always aligned with our values.
When this happens a considerable amount of risk is placed on our organizations. The
leadership of the fraternity and sorority community at IWU strives to provide multiple
opportunities throughout the year for our members to learn how to best manage and
reduce the risk associated with functioning as a fraternity or sorority. These activities
and events are coordinated by the Director of Risk Management on the Fraternity &
Sorority Programming Board, a shared organization between the governing councils within
National Hazing Prevention Week
Each fall, our fraternity and sorority community join other communities across the
nation to educate about hazing prevention. Typical events include awareness tabling,
round-table discussions, presentations to members and new members, and the "No Hazing"
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Each fall, we partner with the SOCA Peer Educators to raise awareness of alcohol issues
on campus. Our programs and conversations are designed to encourage safety and personal
responsibility when alcohol is concerned. Typical events include awareness tabling,
alcohol education presentations, and a social media campaign.
Social Event Planning Institute
Each January, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life hosts this workshop for all
council executive board members at the beginning of the spring semester. New chapter
leadership participates in a variety of engaging activities to assist them in managing
and reducing risk associated with the social functions their organization's host throughout
Sober Monitor Certification Training
As part of the Social Event Planning expectations at IWU, a ratio of 1:15 sober monitors
are required for all social functions, regardless of the presence of alcohol. OFSL
partners with Counseling and Consultation Services to provide a three-step certification
process for members of chapters to complete prior to being able to serve in this role
at events. The training consists of sessions focusing on Risk and Event Management,
Alcohol Education, and Bystander Intervention Training. Students remain certified
for up to 4 semesters at which time a refresher course is required to become recertified.
To coordinate a training session for your chapter, contact the Director of Fraternity
and Sorority Life.