RESOLUTION: NIC member fraternities will provide the below baseline health and safety educational programming to all chapters. This will be an educational requirement for membership. Note: This enhances 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 reduction education related to such policies to its individual chapters.
Provide documentation of such policies, organizational protocols and educational programs to the Conference; that address, at a minimum, the following topics:
- Alcohol and drugs (inclusive of prohibition on the use of alcohol and drugs in new member education and recruitment activities)
- Sexual abuse and harassment
- Fire, health and safety
Carry Commercial General Liability Insurance.
Have and enforce a policy prohibiting women’s auxiliary groups (i.e. “little sisters”) associated with their undergraduate chapters.
Provide ongoing education to its undergraduate chapters on its risk management policies.
WHY?: By establishing a more robust baseline, we can better ensure all fraternities are educating their chapters and members using best-practice programs around health and safety. This would provide each fraternity member important prevention education on topics like hazing, alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse each year.
IMPLEMENTATION: The NIC will work with experts to establish baseline parameters and review this with each fraternity. The NIC will support its member fraternities by developing programming options and negotiate rates for industry-wide programs on behalf of NIC member fraternities.