Risk Management Programs

Health & Safety Edu

Pi Kappa Phi has partnered with Xcelerate Media to pilot new modules called “Health & Safety Edu.” Health & Safety Edu is an interactive program that focuses on alcohol consumption, hazing prevention, bystander intervention, sexual assault awareness, equity, inclusion and diversity. The goal of this program is to provide members with the skills to make safer and healthier decisions.

The National Council of Pi Kappa Phi requires all associate members to complete Health & Safety Edu by the established deadline for the semester they join. Information about deadlines can be found each associate’s “Welcome to Pi Kappa Phi” email.

Students can access the module in the Virtual Journey by way of the Pi Kapp Hub.

For more information about Health & Safety Edu, contact Director of Harm Reduction Grant Parker.


The Ladder of Risk

The Ladder of Risk is an online module that hopes to educate chapter members on the basics of Pi Kappa Phi’s Risk Management Policy and creates a conversation about planning safe social events. Through The Ladder of Risk, members learn how to plan safe social events while reducing their risk as a chapter. All members and associate members are required to complete this module each fall.

It is the Fraternity’s goal that every member will know and understand Pi Kappa Phi’s Risk Management Policy, and the chapter will implement safe procedures at fraternity events.

Students can access the module in the Virtual Journey by way of the Pi Kapp Hub. 

For more information about Ladder of Risk, contact Director of Harm Reduction Grant Parker.


Alcohol Skills Training Program

The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is unlike most alcohol programs because it acknowledges that college students drink. Rather than try to impose abstinence, ASTP recognizes that any steps toward reduced risk are steps in the right direction. The goal of ASTP is to educate members on alcohol-related behavior while increasing their interest in critically examining drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. In doing so, members can minimize the potential negative consequences through prevention, reduced consumption or abstinence.

For more information about bringing ASTP to your chapter, contact Director of Harm Reduction Grant Parker.

Ultimate Respect in Action Workshop

“Ultimate Respect” is a term members of Pi Kappa Phi use every day; and since its introduction in the 1908s, it has been synonymous with brotherhood. In this program, a trained facilitator will educate members and associate members on the Fraternity’s expectations related to the treatment of brothers, associate members and guests. Through this two-and-a-half-hour program, members and associate members will learn how to create a culture that exemplifies Ultimate Respect ― a chapter where all people are treated with dignity and respect and brothers are equipped with the skills needed to intervene effectively when members violate established expectations.

For more information about bringing the Ultimate Respect in Action workshop to your chapter, contact Director of Harm Reduction Grant Parker.

“The Choice is Yours” Video

Adrian Heideman, an 18-year-old freshman from Palo Alto, Calif., loved life, playing guitar and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Cal State Chico. Adrian’s brothers loved being around him for his contagiously friendly disposition and genuine smile. In the fall of 2000, however, Adrian and his chapter made a fatal choice during a party for the chapter’s Big Brother/Little Brother ceremony. Adrian died of alcohol-induced asphyxiation with a blood alcohol level of 0.37.

Adrian and his chapter brothers were good people who made poor choices. As a result:

  • The Heideman family (Adrian’s parents and three younger sisters) lost their son;
  • Pi Kappa Phi lost a promising new member;
  • The Zeta Lambda chapter at Cal State Chico was closed by the national fraternity;
  • The University permanently banned Pi Kappa Phi from its campus;
  • Three members of the student chapter plead guilty to violations of the California alcohol law and spent 30 days in jail; and
  • A civil lawsuit was filed against the national fraternity, the local chapter and the chapter’s student officers.

This eight-minute video chronicling Adrian Heideman’s last night is free to members of Pi Kappa Phi on YouTube or on DVD.

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