As part of the Member Development process for Standards of Excellence, fraternities and sororities must complete 6 educational workshops each year. Mandatory topics include new member sexual violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, hazing prevention and intervention, nutrition/health, diversity and inclusion, and mental health. New Member Educational is also require all incoming members. 75% or more of each chapter's members must attend in order for the chapter to fully complete the requirement.
2016-17 Mandatory Education Programs
Preventing Violence One Green Dot at a Time
This workshop provides an overview of Green Dot’s approach to bystander intervention and provides participants with tools to intervene as a bystander and create culture change on campus and in their communities. The presentation will cover the definitions of interpersonal violence and how students can be part of the solution. The presentation will also provide information on how students can access the CARE office.
Examples of Previous Mandatory Education Programs
Greek Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education Workshop
The workshop provides an overview of interpersonal violence and critically explores the cultural origins of interpersonal violence. The presentation covers the definitions of interpersonal violence, or sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking and provides detail regarding the cycle of violence and the survivor experience. The presentation also provides an interactive activity that explores the ways in which attitudes, assumptions, and beliefs contribute to a culture of violence and make it more possible for violence to occur (i.e. normalization of violence, cultural attitudes, etc). It also provides students with tools on how to intervene as a bystander and how to create change in their communities as members of the fraternity and sorority community at UCSB. Students are provided with information on the CARE office and how to access support services.
Resources for Fraternity/Sorority Members and Officers:
SOE Requirements - for chapter members (2016-17)
SOE Requirements - Guide for Officers (2016-17)
SOE Requirements Checklist - for members