ERIC Number: ED205879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
MBK: A Fraternity Approach to Alcohol Abuse Prevention.
Persky, David W.; Newton, Scott
This paper addresses the problem of college students' consumption of alcoholic beverages. A brief look at student-oriented alcohol education programs developed by university student personnel administrators is followed by a description of "My Brother's Keeper" (MBK), one fraternity's approach to alcohol abuse prevention for its 10,000 undergraduate members. The goals of the program are discussed, i.e., objectively presenting fraternity members with factual information about alcohol to allow each member to make decisions about alcohol consumption, and to integrate responsible alcohol usage into his life and chapter activities. The successful implementation of the program on several campuses is described, along with a pilot study of the program. The MBK program is described as a two-session, self-instructional program designed to facilitate discussion, to promote awareness of the alcohol issue, and to use fraternity members as facilitators. Although designed for use in a fraternity setting, MBK can be adapted for use in other settings. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Cincinnati, OH, March 29-April 1, 1981).