The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity aims to provide our members with the educational resources which allow each chapter to operate in a healthy and safe manner. The resources posted in this library are meant to be used as guides and not policies. Alpha Delta Phi encourages all members to utilize this library and distribute the material to their chapter members.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Through programming we inform and seek to influence our members on a personal and social level. Our commitment to alcohol education, sexual assault prevention, hazing prevention, and risk management makes Alpha Delta Phi a leader in promoting healthy decisions. Health & Safety Education questions should be directed to the Executive Office.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY RESOURCES
The mission of StopHazing is to promote safe school, campus and organizational climates through research, information sharing and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention.
HazingPrevention.Org is a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, by providing education and resources, advocating on hazing prevention, and building partnerships with others. Major initiatives of the organization include National Hazing Prevention Week, and Prevent.Zone educational online courses that touch the lives of thousands of individuals, organizations, campuses and communities.
MAKE IT OK.ORG
“Make It OK” is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. The organizations listed here have pledged their commitment to change the hearts and minds about the misperceptions of mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education on the topic.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is one of the largest anti-sexual violence organizations in the country. They run an online hotline for sexual assault victims and their family and friends, and provide specific resources for children, members of the military, and for Spanish speakers.
IT'S ON US
It’s On Us asks everyone – students, community leaders, parents, organizations, and companies – to step up and realize that the conversation changes with us. It’s a rallying cry to be a part of the solution. The campaign combines innovative creative content and grassroots organizing techniques to spark conversation on a national and local level.
Alpha Delta Phi's Risk Management Policy and related educational efforts have provided expectations and guidance to brothers and chapters on reducing the risk associated with fraternity activities. These resources will help chapters manage their events and daily activities in a manner that reduces the risk of injury to people or damage to property. Risk management questions should be directed to the Executive Office.
The Risk Management Policies of Alpha Delta Phi are intended to provide education and guidance to chapter officers in performing their responsibilities. Individual chapter members and officers are responsible for being familiar with these policies.
This guide has been designed by the NIC to assist chapters in planning and implementing safe Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) social events. When using this guide to better understand the strategies for holding a successful BYOB event, please remember that your event should follow all applicable guidelines and policies for social events and the use of alcohol. This includes any and all guidelines policies and rules from your Interfraternity Council, campus, and inter/national fraternity. The most specific/stringent guidelines are to be followed at all times.
It’s a fact, college students party. Our goal is to ensure that those parties are safe and appropriately themed. Theme parties are often a fun way to give students an opportunity to express their creativity and even a sense of humor. While most parties are held on private property, it is also important to follow your campus, community, and organization’s policies.
Pub/bar crawls are organized to celebrate birthdays, graduation/commencement, large campus events, holidays and other occasions meaningful to students. The risks can be significant. This quick guide will outline those risks and give members an idea of what to do and what not to do.
Sober monitors have the important responsibility of helping to monitor chapter social events in order to provide a safe social environment. They are charged with monitoring social events and following the Alpha Delta Phi risk management policy, as well as the policies of other chapter(s) that are co-hosting the event. This resource is intended to help a chapter think through how to set up an effective sober monitor/officer system.
This event planning guide, provided by Holmes Murphy, include provisions and recommendations to help your chapter host safe and responsible social events. These are intended to apply to all levels of membership in an organization.
Tailgating has become a popular part of sport and entertainment events. However, there are risks involved in the organization and hosting of tailgating events. It is important to follow your campus, community, and organization’s policies. On many campuses, the off-campus location of tailgates does not mean that students are exempt from their campus code of conduct.
In terms of claim dollars paid, auto accidents are coming close to falls from heights. Not surprising though is the fact that alcohol is often a contributing factor in these automobile accidents. Even when undergraduate members try to do the right thing, bad things can happen and expose members, graduate brothers, the chapter, and the International Fraternity to potential liability and costly litigation.
Although the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity's General Liability Policy may cover a claim arising from an injury suffered as a result of the use of an amusement device or temporary water feature at an event, your exposure can be significant. Even if your members are participating without co-sponsorship, they risk serious injury. Alpha Delta Phi and Holmes Murphy strongly discourage the use of these devices.
Fraternities are not immune to the tragedies and crises that have struck the college population with alarming frequency over the past decade. As leaders and volunteers working with student chapters, we must be prepared to meet the needs of any crisis we face. This guide is dedicated to the prevention of risk management crises, but also outlines the basics steps to follow in case of an emergency.
Falls from heights are a significant problem in fraternal properties. A number of catastrophic incidents have occurred in recent years when students have fallen off balconies, roofs, fire escapes and out of windows of fraternity/sorority properties. In some of the cases fatalities have resulted. Nearly 80% of the incidents involved alcohol, while over 80% were on chapter property.
Fire is one of the leading factors of lose in many fraternity and sorority organizations. Candles, bonfires, and cigarettes may be harmless at first but can quickly turn into a disaster and even death. Simple prevention measures are often what it takes to decreasing the risk of costly fires.
What do you do if you experience property loss at your chapter house? Holmes Murphy's guide for chapter leaders if they encounter property loss.
Summer break, or the months of May through August, is a high risk period of time for chapter houses. It is important you take the time to properly prepare your chapter house for the summer break period.
Alpha Delta Phi purchases liability insurance, which is insurance that protects the organization against claims from legal liability, provides legal defense, and pays sums necessary to settle claims against the organization. For questions about the fraternity's insurance policy or to obtain proof of coverage, please contact the Executive Office
The member accident protection program of the fraternity is a benefit of membership. The program is intended to complement the health insurance program of every undergraduate member of the fraternity for injuries as a result of an accident. For specific information regarding any claim, please contact the Executive Office
ADDITIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
HOLMES MURPHY FRATERNAL
From a slip and fall to the worst of them all, our team handles any claim that may arise quickly and efficiently while serving as your claim advocate. Partnering with us will help you steer clear of the significant financial and legal challenges that others have had to face over the years.
CENTER FOR CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY
National leader for improved fire and life safety at all colleges and universities by providing resources and educational programs to the greater campus community, and by assessing and promoting proposals for changes in national model codes, industry and reference standards as they relate to college and university infrastructure.
Many brothers feel that academics is an “individual matter” and the Fraternity can do little or nothing to improve or hinder the performance of an individual member or pledges. The academic performance of each member is an individual responsibility, but such responsibility must be supported and stimulated by the chapter’s actions and policies.
As members of Alpha Delta Phi, we are required to aid and assist our brothers—to expect accountability and to strive for excellence. Academic success is no easy task. However, a strong scholarship program will provide a means toward that end.
COMING SOON... Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity's guide to starting and maintaining a chapter scholarship program.