“One organization alone cannot eradicate the problem of sexual assault on college campuses,” said Carolyn Carpenter, national president of Zeta Tau Alpha, one of the four sororities participating. “We all need to be advocates for healthy relationships and a safe culture, and that’s why we are especially proud to partner with other fraternal organizations to take this vital step toward preventing sexual assault. We are resolved as an organization to do everything possible to empower our students through strong education and support.”
An estimated 120,000 college students will take part in the educational curriculum that will cover topics including bystander intervention, healthy relationships, misconceptions about sex assault and resources and tips for supporting rape survivors.
“As leaders on campus, our collegiate members have the power to influence campus culture,” said Brad Beacham, executive director of Sigma Nu, one of the six fraternities involved. “These ongoing programs prepare them to spark a much-needed shift in attitudes among all college students on issues like sexual assault and relational violence.”
Other Greek organizations in the initiative are the sororities Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta and Pi Beta Phi and fraternities Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa Tau.