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:

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.

 

Key Components of a Crisis Management Plan - Video (5:28)

Discussing the process for developing a chapter crisis management plan, this short video covers topics such as safety first, officer roles and responsibilities, documentation, and cooperation. Presented by Stephen Davidson, BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN 1996, RMF Executive Director at the 2012 Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. 

 

Tips For a Successful Pledge Program - Video (6:45)

As Grand Praetor and RMF Treasurer, Mark Burroughs, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1979, talks about the important role that risk management plays in the pledge process, including tips to reduce risk by working proactively with your brothers and directly with university administration. 

 

Hazing - Zero Tolerance Policy and Q&A

In 2005 Sigma Chi instituted a Zero-Tolerance policy on Hazing. This is the first time that Sigma Chi has imposed a policy. This also created a new definition of hazing and established more aggressive procedures and processes for addressing alleged violations. Below are few questions and answers about the policy.

Risk Management in Social Programming – Video (6:45)

Using Sigma Chi case studies, Grand Praetor and RMF Treasurer, Mark Burroughs, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1979, talks about the important role that risk management plays in event safety and social programming, including tips to reduce risk and annual alcohol exposures on US campuses.