GREEK UNIVERSITY'S SEVEN STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Since 2015, we've been able to help create safer college campuses using the following strategies:
: Providing additional resources to fraternity members, sorority members, and student athletes. This is done through educational presentations, workshops, seminars, social media, The Fraternity Foodie podcast, and our book trilogy available on Amazon called "From Letters to Leaders" to assist students to develop a sense of personal identity that reflect the ideals of their organization and foster a strong sense of connection (Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development).
: Enhancing the skills of all participants to achieve campus level outcomes within Chickering's Theory and the Seven Vectors of Development.
: Providing ongoing support to reduce risk and enhance protection via alternative activities, mentoring, referrals, and support groups/clubs. Not only are we reducing risk, but also helping students become more aware of stereotypes and their negative effects, privilege, diversity, and systems inequalities through service learning (Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning).
: Working to enhance access and reduce barriers by improving recruitment systems and processes to increase the ease, ability, and opportunities for students to utilize fraternity/sorority services, including the use of Artificial Intelligence in our book "Using AI to Grow Fraternity and Sorority".
: Changing consequences (incentives/disincentives) by increasing or decreasing the probability of specific behaviors that reduces risk or enhances protection by altering the consequences for performing that behaviors (public recognition for deserved behavior, chapter/council rewards, or loss of privileges).
: Changing the physical design or structure of the environment to reduce risk or enhance protection during social events or even campus design.
: Modifying/changing policies with a formal change in chapter/council procedures, bylaws, or rules, including public policy actions and systems change within government, communities, and organizations to reduce anxiety and confusion within Bronfenbrenner's mesosystem and macrosystem.
As you can see, our educational programs are high impact because they include purposeful activities, mentoring, feedback, integration of learning, and meaningful engagement with difference.