Best Practices for Party Planning: Hiring Third-Party Vendors

The RMF encourages all Sigma Chi chapters to hire a third-party vendor or venue when hosting an event at their chapter house or off-campus in which alcohol will be served. What is a “third-party vendor”? It’s an alcohol related service provider, such as a licensed bartender or catering service, which is also covered by its own general and liquor liability insurance policies.

Understanding Alcohol Policies

The misuse of alcohol is conduct unbecoming a Sigma Chi. Consequently, Sigma Chi Fraternity resolves to eliminate the misuse of alcohol by its membership, particularly among undergraduate and prospective members. — The Sigma Chi Policy on Alcohol

There are several Fraternity and campus policies regarding alcohol use and misuse with which members should be familiar, including:

RMF Program Key Facts and Figures - Video (7:10)

This instructive video covers key questions on the RMF insurance program, including coverages, deductibles, named insureds, limits, etc.. Presented by David Santoli, CASE WESTERN 1985, as Asst. Team Leader for the Risk Managers at Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. David also served two terms on the RMF Board of Directors.

 

5 Steps to Effective Crisis Management – Video (9:16)

Speaking directly to undergraduate Risk Managers, this important video details five (5) key steps to follow for effective crisis management, including risk identification, assembling The Team and developing The List.

Event Safety and Alcohol Policies FAQ – Video (7:56)

In game show format, this video covers key questions on Sigma Chi and RMF Alcohol and Drug policies as well as best practices for safe event planning. Presented by David Santoli,CASE WESTERN 1985, as Asst. Team Leader for the Risk Managers at Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. David also served two terms on the RMF Board of Directors.

 

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