Accountability and Harm Reduction

Accountability and Harm Reduction Standard

We employ strategies to resolve issues of inappropriate conduct, including violations of college or inter/national organization policy, and we hold members accountable to our stated values as well as the values of the institution.

We conduct ourselves with honesty, dedication, and fairness and are responsible for making our community ever better through our actions, our words, and our dealings with others. We take responsibility and initiative for reducing and preventing harm to our members by promoting their physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

Minimum Expectations for the Accountability and Harm Reduction Standard

Each fraternity and sorority must complete the following on an annual basis to achieve at least a “minimum” outcome for this standard of the Expectations for Excellence:

  • At least 75 percent of members participate in SWARM training annually (not required in 2022)
  • The chapter holds at least one program related to mental or physical wellness
  • The organization is not found responsible for any violations of the standards of student conduct
    • If a violation occurs, the organization should describe the violation and provide a reflection with a detailed plan for improvement; this plan should include a:
      • Description of the incident(s)
      • Thorough reflection on what the chapter has learned
      • Concrete steps the chapter will take to make sure this behavior is not repeated in the future
  • The organization has policies/bylaws in place to address and resolve misconduct (ex. Standards Board, accountability chair)