Kappa Alpha Order was founded in 1865 at a time when the term risk management would have sounded as Greek as our letters. It wasn’t until the formation of the Fraternal Information & Programming Group (FIPG) that terms like risk management, host liquor liability, umbrella policies, and legal liability became part of the contemporary Greek vocabulary. Over the past several decades, KA has suffered both victories and setbacks when it comes to risk management and risk reduction. Risk management, as we know it, has changed over the last twenty years in both concept and implementation. Kappa Alpha Order continues to strive to be a leader in the area of fraternity risk management which can be seen in our efforts in helping to form both FIPG and FRMT, Ltd.
Risk management doesn’t mean the risk will go away. Even the seemingly safest activities can have unanticipated consequences. What risk management is, however, is a proactive effort conducted in advance of an action or event in an effort to minimize the potential harm or negative result. The main reason the concept of risk management and risk reduction must be understood and practiced is to ensure the safety of our members and their guest. Only through proper reduction and management of liability will we, as an organization be able to continue to offer young men all of the opportunities that membership in KA allows. Safety is and always will be our number one concern and the driving force behind any risk management program.
If you or your chapter has any questions at any time about our policies or ways to reduce your risk please don’t hesitate to contact the National Administrative Office.
INFO, POLICY, REPORTS
Anthony Graziani, Assistant Executive Director of Chapter Services – Contact the Director of Chapter Services with reports, questions, or concerns.
Kappa Alpha Order Risk Management Policy – The KAORMP mirrors that of the Fraternity Information & Programming Group (FIPG). The policy is designed to protect Kappa Alpha Order and its members.
Risk Management Incident Report – This report should be completed following all risk management incidents.
Anti-Hazing Poster – Kappa Alpha Order has a zero tolerance for hazing. This poster can be printed and posted publicly, you may request a copy of this poster by contacting a member of the National Administrative Staff.
Anti-Hazing Hotline – The Hotline provides an anonymous telephone line for anyone to report a suspected or recent hazing incident to one number 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) that accepts calls 24 hours a day.
HOUSE & GENERAL RESOURCES
2016 Crisis Management Card – This crisis management cards can be printed and distributed to chapter officers and members. Laminated versions of the card can be requested by contacting a member of the National Administrative Staff.
SOCIAL & SPECIAL EVENTS
Social Function Checklist – This document can be altered to fit your chapter’s social needs to ensure safety before and during social events.
Appropriate Halloween Costumes (consider this for Party Themes) – Are your party themes and costumes going to cause controversy and get your chapter on the national news? Better yet, are you being gentlemen?
Water Features Resource – National – Spring time? Time to keep an eye out for water related events and other amusement devices.
Kappa Alpha Laws concerning Confederate Flag and Uniforms – All prohibited
Special Events Insurance Request Form – This document will need to be completed and submitted to the chapter’s Associate Director for Chapter Services in order to request special events insurance. Remember requests MUST be made at least 60 days prior to the desired event.