Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative
The Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative (FHSI) is designed to aid chapters of participating fraternities and sororities in achieving a high quality membership experience. Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations that focus on strengthening their members through character development, academic excellence, service and philanthropy efforts, social interactions and a lifetime of brotherhood/sisterhood. FHSI Consortium Members believe that violations of the fraternities’, or sororities’ policies prevent members of the chapter from reaching their potential as citizens of their host institution. FHSI Consortium Members believe strongly in the betterment of men and women throughout our chapters and that we are building lifelong leaders of society.
Several international and national fraternities and sororities have joined together to form the Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative (FHSI) Consortium. Beginning in the fall of 2014, undergraduate members of the consortium member fraternities and sororities have been exposed to three unique research-based curriculums focused on the dangerous behaviors college-aged individuals are at increased risk of exhibiting. Representing nearly 100,000 collegiate members on more than 550 campuses, the Consortium is committed to working together to implement prevention strategies to improve the health and well-being of their members and their campus communities.
Powered by a comprehensive curriculum, chapter members from the FHSI Consortium engage in consistent identification, prevention and intervention strategies to tackle the most pressing, and dangerous, social issues on college campuses today: alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual misconduct/assault, and hazing. The curriculum’s key learning objectives are delivered by trained facilitators and supplemented by advisors, alumni and staff members of the Consortium following completion of one or more of the training modules. The FHSI training modules are also designed to help empower members to be change agents in their communities. Fraternity and sorority members often serve in leadership positions for other organizations on campus, making them the ideal catalysts for holistic change.
Triangle’s Train the Trainer
In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our chapters and colonies Triangle has joined the Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative Consortium and is in the process of delivering three modules to chapter members: Preventing Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses, Choices about Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Hazing Intervention & Prevention.
This fall and spring Triangle will be offering seven Train-the-Trainer opportunities for chapter advisors and interested alumni. Training’s will be offered at the Catalyst Regional Meetings and will feature one to two modules. Participants will be trained on the research, curriculum, and how to facilitate the programs to Triangle chapters and colonies.
Each chapter and colony is required to send one member of their advisory team to a Catalyst Regional Meeting to be trained. Additionally, any alumni who is looking to get involved, who is passionate about risk management education, and who enjoys facilitating is welcomed to attend and be certified as a Triangle trainer.
Attendees who participate in the full-day of training will be certified and eligible to offer the program to any Triangle chapter/colony.
The cost to attend is $20.00 and participants will be provided with lunch, and all facilitation materials.
Catalyst Meeting & FHSI Training Locations
October 22nd: Michigan State University
November 19th: University of Louisville
February 18th: Georgia Tech
March 25th: University of Pittsburgh & Colorado State University