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New Member Educator Summit

  1. 1. New Member Educators’ Summit 2009-2010 Duke University Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Students will be given the opportunity to share ideas and create or modify their chapter’s program, if necessary, for educating their new members. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn and discuss the purpose and goals of their new member education programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will talk about values and ritual and how they teach that to their members. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn and discuss alternatives to hazing to assist in the development of their chapter’s new member education program. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn and discuss purpose and details of an effective Big Brother or Big Sister program. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn how to enhance their new members’ academic performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be inspired to create change within their chapter’s new member education program. </li></ul>Source: (2009). Greek new member educator workbook 2009. Unpublished manuscript, Office of Student Life, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Retrieved from
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Please pick a partner that you do not know. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be introducing your partner to the rest of the group. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization’s ‘Public’ Motto (Ex: TKE’s motto is “Not for wealth rank or honor, but for personal worth and character.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of organization’s new member education program. ( You may need to write this one down.) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of New Member Education <ul><li>To teach members the values of the organization, and why it is important that they work to live these values everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide an understanding of the local and national history, traditions, programs, organization and governance structure </li></ul><ul><li>To better acquaint new members with each other, initiates, and alumni. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop friendships, loyalty, and brotherhood/sisterhood. </li></ul><ul><li>Instill the values of teamwork, community service, academic achievement, and leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide social and recreation opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that new members are meeting the organization’s standards and requirements </li></ul>Source: (2009). Positive new member education programming ideas. Unpublished manuscript, Student Life and Leadership , Fraternity and Sorority Life, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Retrieved from Source: (2009). Greek new member educator workbook 2009. Unpublished manuscript, Office of Student Life, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Retrieved from
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  6. 6. Hazing <ul><li>What is hazing? Myths and Facts Activity </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between </li></ul><ul><li> hazing and bullying? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do organizations haze? </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden Harm of Hazing </li></ul>Source: (2009). Greek new member educator workbook 2009. Unpublished manuscript, Office of Student Life, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Retrieved from <ul><ul><li>1.5 million high school students are hazed each year; 47% of students came to college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>already having experienced hazing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 95% of cases where students identified their experience as hazing, they did not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>report the event to campus officials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As of November 1, 2007 the number of recorded hazing/pledging/rushing-related deaths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in fraternal organizations stands at 89 (83 males and 6 females) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>82% of deaths from hazing involve alcohol </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>You will be presented with a statement about hazing. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on your perception you walk to the area of the room designated “Strongly Agree, Somewhat Degree, No Opinion, Somewhat Disagree, Strongly Disagree. </li></ul>Hazing Myths Activity
  8. 8. University and State Policies Concerning Hazing <ul><li>Duke Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, whether on or off university premises, that is harmful or potentially harmful to an individual’s physical, emotional, or psychological well-being, regardless of an individual’s willingness to participate or its bearing on his/her membership status. Such activities and situations include, but are not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level I Violations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level II Violations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level III Violations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Policy Cnt. <ul><ul><li>North Carolina Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CHAPTER 14. CRIMINAL LA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SUBCHAPTER 03 . OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARTICLE 9. HAZING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to the North Carolina Code Archive Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-35 (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>§ 14-35. Hazing; definition and punishment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is unlawful for any student in attendance at any university, college, or school in this State to engage in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hazing, or to aid or abet any other student in the commission of this offense. For the purposes of this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>section hazing is defined as follows: &quot;to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group, including any society, athletic team, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fraternity or sorority, or other similar group.&quot; Any violation of this section shall constitute a Class 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>misdemeanor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HISTORY: 1913, c. 169, ss. 1, 2, 3, 4; C.S., s. 4217; 1969, c. 1224, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, s. 19; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2003-299, s. 1. </li></ul></ul>Source: (2005). North carolina hazing law. Retrieved from
  10. 10. Hazing Case Studies <ul><li>Please form groups of 3-5 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will be given a scenario. </li></ul><ul><li>Please answer the questions listed on the handout, and be ready to present your findings to the group. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Purpose of Big/Little Programs <ul><li>Why have Big/Little programs? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To develop good members of the organization. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To assist between the continuing academic transition between high school and college. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To enhance fraternity and sorority education for all members. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To provide a communication link between the chapter and new member. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To provide a role model for behavior and socialization. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To establish a positive, informal avenue for accountability. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Establishing specific goals for the Big Brother or Big Sister Program and a rigid selection process are crucial so that all big brothers or big sisters are aware of the level of excellence they must maintain to have a little sibling. </li></ul><ul><li>The process of selecting big brothers or big sisters, rather than just accepting volunteers, places responsibility on active members to prove themselves worthy of, able and willing to perform the duties required of them. You are presenting active members with an opportunity to live their commitments to excellence. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Scholarship Programs <ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship Chairmen and Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Use of a faculty advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Big Brothers and Big Sisters </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Study Time </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>True or False? Duke students’ grades drop during the new member education process?
  14. 14. Duke Information <ul><li>How many Greek Organizations are currently active at Duke? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was the first IFC organization at Duke? Panhellenic Org? NPHC Org? IGC Org? </li></ul><ul><li>How many organizations are apart of the National IFC, Panhel, NPHC? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your national regulations regarding new member education? e.g. Duration, Content, etc. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Resources <ul><li>Inside your folder you will find the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anti Hazing Statement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Welcome Note to New Members </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Agenda for a New Member Meeting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Letter to New Member Parents </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Member Agreement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Development Opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greek Honor Society Information </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you for coming! <ul><li>“ To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Charles de Montesquieu </li></ul><ul><li>“ I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don’t believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn’t want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Malcom X </li></ul>