Alcohol and illegal drugs, hazing, fighting, sexual harassment and the like can have a devastating effect on the Brotherhood. As it is unlikely that risk can be totally eliminated, we must do everything possible to manage existing risks.
A responsible alcohol management policy, in line with local laws and the rules of the host institution, is vital to the success of a chapter. The reduction of substance abuse through education, intervention, mutual support and progressive sanctions imposes the highest level of chapter self-governance, monitoring and discipline. We have an obligation to act responsibly and hold others accountable for their actions.
This document contains all the required rules for hosting social events. For any questions around policy clarification, please reach out to the Director of Risk Reduction for further assistance.
The goal of this resource is to help you think critically around event planning. Prior to planning an event, we encourage you to review the risk management policy of Pi Alpha Phi (listed above) and campus expectations so you have a full understanding of the policy and expectations around event planning. Throughout the resource, the phrase “suggested organizational guidelines” is used which infers what many organizations might use as policy/procedure language; however, it is best to compare this information to the Risk Management Policy of Pi Alpha Phi. Please note when completing the guide that the presence of alcohol products above 15% ABV is banned from any and all Pi Alpha Phi chapter sponsored or co-sponsored events; except when served by a third-party licensed vendor.
The Member Accident Protection Program of the fraternity is a benefit of membership. The program is intended to complement the health insurance program of every alumnus member of the fraternity for injuries as a result of an accident. This program does not substitute a health insurance program; Benefits will be paid when eligible medical expenses are not recoverable from any other insurance policy, service contract or workers’ compensation policy. This policy will reimburse deductibles and co-pays of the primary health insurance programs. Read the brochure here.