Risk Management Programs


Since 2008, Pi Kappa Phi has partnered with Outside The Classroom to offer GreekLifeEdu, an interactive program focusing on alcohol consumption, hazing and sexual assault that helps students make safer and healthier decisions.

The online prevention program educates students about behaviors that compromise personal safety while challenging preconceived social norms. Customized to each student, the course provides an experience that impacts both individual behavior and chapter culture. Through the use of non-opinionated, science-based content, as well as surveys, knowledge tests and interactive exercises, GreekLifeEdu helps students adopt positive behaviors and build self-efficacy.

The National Council of Pi Kappa Phi requires all associate members to pass Part 1 of GreekLifeEdu with a grade of at least 70 percent prior to initiation.

For more information about GreekLifeEdu, contact Assistant Executive Director of Prevention & Accountability Brooke Kingsley Isbell at bisbell@pikapp.org.


The Ladder of Risk

The Ladder of Risk educates 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 program every other year.

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.

For more information about bringing The Ladder of Risk to your chapter, contact Assistant Executive Director of Prevention & Accountability Brooke Kingsley Isbell at bisbell@pikapp.org.

By The Numbers:

Spring 2006 – Spring 2020

Programs Completed: 1031
Students Participating: 40,816

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)

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 Assistant Executive Director of Prevention & Accountability Brooke Kingsley Isbell at bisbell@pikapp.org.

By The Numbers:

Fall 2003 – Spring 2020

Programs Completed: 722
Students Participating: 29,695

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 guest. 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.

By The Numbers:

Programs Completed: 150
Students Participating: 8,027

“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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