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K-State Today Student Edition

October 23, 2012

Office of Greek affairs promotes alcohol education to women of Greek community

Submitted by Kaitlin Myers

During the fall 2012 semester at Kansas State University, the office of Greek affairs has been taking new measures to promote alcohol education. The Panhellenic Association executive board is facilitating the “My Sister, My Responsibility” program to its Panhellenic affiliates. The program aims to educate women in the Greek system on the risks of alcohol and their duty to care for themselves and others.

“My Sister, My Responsibility” was a program originally designed for Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and was written by experts in the fields of hazing and alcohol education. It has been adapted to use with the Panhellenic community at K-State. The program teaches members how to prevent and confront problematic drinking by holding themselves and others accountable for their actions. It empowers members of the community to avoid these incidents by embracing positive prevention and strategy.

Each Panhellenic chapter at K-State has been given an opportunity to select a module from the program, including Alcohol: Considering Different Impacts for Different People, The Blame Game: A Question of Accountability, Holding Our Sisters Accountable, Identifying Problem Drinking, Legal Aspects of Alcohol and Who is Watching Out for You?: The Sam Spady Story.

Once the chapter selects the module it believes is most relevant the Panhellenic executive board and two Panhellenic community members visit the chapter and facilitate the selected module. The facilitators will visit all 13 Panhellenic chapters during the semester.

About the Panhellenic Assocation at Kansas State University: The Panhellenic Association at the university is made up of 13 sorority chapters. An executive board made up of nine members who were selected to serve on the board by their peers governs the community.