Prevention & Education

Harm reduction and risk education is an important component of the fraternity and sorority experience.

officer and advisor training

This program offers positional leaders the opportunity to enhance their skills and learn best practices for their individual roles in their organizations.

potential new member education

Men and women exploring membership in a fraternity or sorority are required to complete online education centered on fraternity and sorority membership expectations, alcohol and other substance, hazing, sexual assault, and bystander intervention education. Students seeking membership are also required to attend a council orientation before joining.

f&sl annual compliance training for all members

All active members in the fraternity and sorority community annually complete risk management training and education centered on fraternity and sorority membership expectations, campus policy, mental health and wellness, alcohol, hazing, and bystander intervention education.

event planning support

Planning a successful event takes time, teamwork, and preparation. Events can range from brotherhood and sisterhood activities, chapter retreats, exhibits, and social events. We believe that it is important for organization to plan and manage safe and effective events. With a shared responsibility, office staff assist organizations in completing registration paperwork, reviewing risk management and mitigation strategies, and provide organizations with resources to effectively execute their event management practices.

hazing prevention week

Each year, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life partners with the Office of Student Conduct, UTA, Athletics, Office of Student Organizations and other campus partners to develop education and outreach centered around hazing. This weeklong collaboration serves as outward facing education to not only provide education for groups participating but the greater campus as well.

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All fraternity and sorority new members attend New Member Convocation the semester they join their organization. New Member Convocation provides education on hazing prevention, personal responsibility, and creating a positive values-based experience for all members.

What does harm reduction mean?

Harm reduction includes the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, understanding membership expectations, and the accountability measures associated with failure to meet them.