Kappa Alpha Order Joins Fraternities and Sororities to Prevent Sexual Assault
For immediate release: April 13, 2015
Contact: Jesse Lyons, Kappa Alpha Order, Assistant Executive Director for Advancement
FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES JOIN FORCES TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULT
Kappa Alpha Order and other interfraternal organizations are taking a stand against sexual assault with the development of a new educational program for college students. Recognizing that everyone plays a role in preventing sexual assault violence and creating a safer social culture, ten fraternities and sororities have already signed on to roll out this program nationwide, led by Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Sigma Nu fraternity.
Alpha Xi Delta
Pi Beta Phi
Zeta Tau Alpha
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Sigma Phi
Kappa Alpha Order
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Tau
To develop a comprehensive approach to prevention, the groups worked with Aaron Boe, the founder of Prevention Culture, which specializes in non-stranger sexual assault and relational violence prevention, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention. The program aims to equip students with the tools necessary to create safe and supportive chapter cultures. It covers topics including healthy standards for personal relationships, misconceptions about non-stranger sexual assault, intervention techniques for complicated social situations and ways to support a victim/survivor. Each organization has worked with Boe to customize the program and implementation options to meet its organizational needs.
Kappa Alpha Order will be implementing this program through focused education at national and regional leadership conferences including the Number I’s Leadership Institute, Province Council, and Emerging Leaders Academy. Sexual misconduct will also be discussed at the chapter level with all undergraduate members during staff visits. Additionally, staff, along with regional and local volunteers, will receive training from Boe.
“Kappa Alpha Order is committed to further educating our undergraduate members on sexual misconduct and preventing assault while, ultimately, developing our members into gentlemen and leaders.” – Larry Stanton Wiese, Executive Director
This program will be integrated into Kappa Alpha Order’s ongoing prevention efforts which have emphasized education and reinforcement of KA values and training on bystander intervention.
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