ERIC Number: ED400739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention: A Bulletin for Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.
Enos, Tammy; Pittayathikhun, Tanutda
This bulletin describes alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention programs specifically designed or customized for fraternities and sororities (Greeks). Approaches to AOD prevention include: (1) peer education programs to help students help themselves; (2) comprehensive health and psychosocial assistance; (3) retreats, to encourage student involvement and collaborative problem-solving; (4) networking to share resources and information and build coalitions to facilitate change; (5) national programs such as GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol), the Greek arm of BACCHUS (Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the health of University Students); Our Chapter, Our Choice; and On Campus Talking About Alcohol; and (6) substance-free fraternities. Also discussed are the strengths of several national programs and how they complement each other and other campus programs; common barriers to AOD prevention programming for Greeks on campus; and specific ways to overcome those barriers. Advisors to fraternities and sororities are urged to solidify prevention programs and then conduct formal program evaluations in order to direct time and money to those that are effective. (MAH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Behavior, Change Strategies, College Environment, Counselor Role, Drinking, Fraternities, Higher Education, Informal Leadership, National Programs, Peer Groups, Peer Influence, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Social Organizations, Sororities, Student Experience
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1060; phone: 800-676-1730; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; World Wide Web: http://www.edc.org/hec/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.