Member Wellness Education

Alcohol-Free Housing (AFH)

Phi Gamma Delta chapter house facilities and chapter properties not possessing an exemption shall be alcohol-free. No alcohol shall be present, possessed, brought onto, or consumed in or on any portion or room of any chapter house facility or chapter property. However, chapters meeting the requirements of fraternity Bylaw 19.300 may acquire an annual exemption from this Alcohol-Free Housing Policy. If you have questions about Exemption, please contact the Director of Accountability.

 Alcohol-Free Housing Exemption

Approximately 18-22% of Phi Gamma Delta’s chapters are annually granted an exemption from the alcohol-free housing requirement. Chapters applying for the exemption must meet standards for educational programming, academic achievement, risk reduction, and chapter operations. Exemptions are granted on an annual basis with an effective term of August 1 - July 31. Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are due no later than April 1, 2023.

A committee of two graduate brothers and three undergraduate brothers conducts the exemption granting process. 

 2023-24 Application Filing Information & Deadline

All chapters must submit their applications electronically. Documents in the application packet are provided in a Microsoft Word format and may be filled in electronically, saved and submitted. Additional documentation and pages requiring signatures should be scanned as either PDF files or picture files (JPG, GIF, PNG, etc.). The Exemption application and filing information can be found below.

Follow These Steps to Submit Your Application

  1. Download and complete the 2023-24 AFH Exemption Application.
  2. Once completed, visit the AFH Exemption Upload Page.
  3. Click the “Add” link in the upper-right corner.
  4. You will be asked to login to the website before you can upload the application file(s).
  5. Files must be uploaded one at a time. Enter file names with your school name and document number (ex: Jefferson College 1), browse your PC for the appropriate file and click "Upload."
  6. All applications must be uploaded by 11:59 pm ET, on April 1, 2023. The Exemption Review Committee will not accept late or incomplete applications. You may submit your application ANYTIME before April 1, 2023.

Note: When possible, PDF file(s) are preferred, but we also except image files (JPG, PNG, etc.). We recommend saving the full application with supplemental documentation as one PDF. However, files exceeding 10 MBs must be split into multiple files.

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GreekLifeEdu

In addition to our in-person programming, all Phi Gamma Delta members are expected to complete GreeklifeEdu when they join.

GreekLifeEdu is an online program that addresses the critical issues of alcohol awareness, sexual assault and hazing for incoming fraternity and sorority members. By leveraging trends and incorporating multiple evidence-based learning theories, GreekLifeEdu achieves behavior change objectives and helps members practice safer decision-making. Throughout this program, students are reminded of their values and strengths, and they are challenged to consider ways to leverage them throughout different interactive scenarios.

Health & Safety Education

Phi Gamma Delta stands firm in its strong commitment to member safety and wellness. This makes Phi Gamma Delta a leader in promoting healthy decisions. Health & Safety Education questions should be directed to the Associate Director of Education.

The three programs provided to chapters, delivered by volunteer facilitators, are:

 Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

ASTP is a discussion-based program that uses an approach to alcohol education that is non-judgmental, non-confrontational and meets members where they are in terms of readiness to change their behaviors. It acknowledges that college students drink and any steps toward reducing risk are steps in the right direction. ASTP was designed to provide drinkers and nondrinkers with information regarding alcohol use and associated negative consequences. The program also teaches skills to reduce risky use and/or abstain from use altogether.

 Sexual Violence Prevention & Courageous Mentality

Courageous Mentality educates students about sexual violence, healthy relationships and victim/survivor support. It also increases members’ interest in thinking critically about the topic, examining what is occurring in their own chapter, and challenging their patterns of behavior to implement key takeaways they learn. Through this, members will examine multiple levels of sexual violence prevention and data while developing best practices to prevent and respond to sexual violence in their chapter. 

Additional Resources

 Testing Points Workshop

Testing Points is a discussions-based workshop putting an emphasis on what is most relevant and realistic in both bystander intervention and pro-active personal development for today’s collegiate men. It takes an innovative, positively framed approach to address critical issues. Collegiate men will be provided with key insights and led through strategic discussions on sexual misconduct, personal relationships, how older members treat new/younger members, and other key issues.

 

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Mental Health

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