The Harm Prevention Team works to ensure that Alpha Gamma Delta chapters provide an experience where health and dignity are at the center of the experience, and to respond to and remediate situations in which that is not the case. Alpha Gamma Delta is committed to the safety of your sisters. Browse the topics below to see how we strive to support and educate our members.
GreekLifeEdu is an interactive online program that focuses on alcohol, hazing and sexual assault education specifically for members of fraternities and sororities. There are two parts to GeekLifeEdu that includes research-based content, interactive exercises, surveys and quizzes to create an engaging opportunity for members to learn about positive behaviors and personal safety.
Alpha Gamma Delta collegiate members are required to complete and pass GreekLifeEdu during the new member period of membership prior to Initiation. Through GreekLifeEdu each member engages in critical conversations on high-risk behaviors.
About 15 percent of GreekLifeEdu content overlaps with AlcoholEdu in order to reinforce key content for members participating in both programs. While Alpha Gamma Delta does not utilize AlcoholEdu, many universities require the completion of the program for all students.
Funding for GreekLifeEdu is provided by the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation.
Visit Acorn for additional information on the program and implementation guidelines for Embark.
Living a Lifetime of Purpose are fraternity wellness programs that are facilitated twice per year within each individual chapter. The focus of each program is to apply specific lines of the Alpha Gamma Delta purpose to various life situations in an effort to educate members on values and taking better care of themselves and each other. Living a Lifetime of Purpose programs are facilitated by chapter officers to create an atmosphere of peer-to-peer education and support.
Programs that are a part of Living a Lifetime of Purpose include:
- Red Solo Cup: A program dedicated to substance abuse and proactive strategies on social safety.
- Reclaiming Womanhood: A program focusing on the development of womanhood, healthy self-image and recognizing the signs and symptoms of eating disorders.
- Being There for One Another: A program focusing on bystander behavior and proactive strategies for intervention.
- Social Media: A program dedicated to responsible use of social media and various forms of cyber harassment.
- Is Stress Getting the Best of You? A program educating on the different kinds types of stress, the impact of stress on the individual and effective stress revilers and time management plans.
- Where is the Love: A program focusing on forms of abuse and qualities of abusive relationships. The content also identifies strategies for supporting someone experiencing dating violence or abuse.
What is the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)?
The ASTP was developed by the University of Washington as a motivational workshop to decrease binge-drinking in college-aged students. The ASTP was brought to the fraternity and sorority community more than 10 years ago and has since been adopted by more than 15 other fraternity/sorority organizations. This program has successfully reduced binge-drinking and unsafe consumption habits in college-aged students—specifically within fraternities and sororities. Data indicates participants respond positively to the ASTP as an educational program and it has assisted members in making healthy consumption decisions. The purpose of utilizing the ASTP is to provide education on alcohol consumption and enhanced skills for all collegiate members of Alpha Gamma Delta.
How will chapters receive the program?
Each Alpha Gamma Delta chapter will receive the ASTP within a three-year rotation. The ASTP is a volunteer-facilitated program where Alpha Gamma Delta alumnae volunteers or staff conduct a short visit to the chapter to present the program.
Who will be responsible for coordinating the program for our chapter?
The Vice President–Chapter Wellness will be the main point of contact between staff and volunteers.
Is this program mandatory and what is the cost?
Yes, the program is mandatory. The Fraternity is providing this program to all chapters—including new chapters—within the three-year rotation. If a minimum of 75 percent of members attend the program, it is free.
We partnered with Vector Solutions to bring Not Anymore, an online sexual violence education program to our collegiate chapters. Not Anymore covers six topics including: consent, bystander intervention and rape culture.
The primary program is required for all new members to complete during their first year of membership. From the Alpha Gamma Delta homepage, a new member can log into myAlphaGam and Not Anymore will be available under Applications.
Contact the Harm Prevention Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to Not Anymore.
September 20-25, 2020
Hazing is a matter that Alpha Gamma Delta takes seriously. Because of its long-lasting impact on those who may experience hazing, Alpha Gamma Delta works to educate members throughout the year on what hazing is and how to prevent it.
Each September, Alpha Gamma Delta recognizes National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), which provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, campuses and communities across North America to raise awareness about hazing and to promote hazing prevention. Alpha Gamma Delta provides members with additional resources to educate themselves and others on this important issue.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign that raises public awareness about sexual assault and educates communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
Each year during the month of April, state, territory, tribal and community-based organizations, rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, campuses and individuals plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.
Alpha Gamma Delta is dedicated to supporting survivors and educating members on how to prevent sexual violence. Click here for resources on supporting a friend through sexual violence. Impact Talks and additional resources for collegiate chapters can be found in Acorn.
The Harm Prevention Team provides chapters with support and assistance whenever needed. We recognize no two chapters are the same and are willing to assist and customize programming to meet the chapter’s needs. Whether your chapter is dealing with mental health or alcohol-related issues, we are happy to work with you to find the best solution for addressing your chapter’s concerns.
Harm Prevention includes the following areas:
- Sexual assault
- Alcohol consumption (binge-drinking, underage drinking, inappropriate behaviors, etc.)
- Social events and Event Planning Guides (EPGs)
- Mental health
- Natural disasters
- Relationship violence
- Illegal substances (including marijuana)
- Campus violence
- Bystander behaviors
- Inappropriate social media related to risk
- Eating disorders
- Injury and death
- MJ Sorority Insurance questions
It is an unfortunate reality that from time to time a crisis will occur in a chapter. The Harm Prevention Team provides all chapters support no matter the incident. If you or your chapter needs immediate assistance, never hesitate to call 911.
For support from the Harm Prevention Team in the case of a serious injury, death, property fire, natural disaster or campus/community emergency, please call the International Headquarters Emergency line at 317.663.4200 to connect with the staff member on call..
For more information on Harm Prevention Crisis Response, contact the Harm Prevention Team here.
For reference, the links below provide a quick outline of how to handle a situation based on urgency.