In alignment with Psi Upsilon’s value of responsible social conduct and in an effort to assist with out members and guests having a safe and healthy environment the Fraternity offers GreekLifeEDU as a tool to assist its membership in becoming better educated about alcohol, hazing and sexual assault.
Starting in September 2018, Psi Upsilon partnered with EverFi to help educate our members on issues surrounding hazing, sexual assault, and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
We realize the challenges of entering the collegiate environment and want to prepare our members to face these challenges and make good decisions for themselves, their brothers, and their guests.
GreekLifeEDU uses a non-opiniated, research-based curriculum to directly educate and inform.
We are excited to offer GreekLifeEDU. By leveraging the latest research and trends and incorporating multiple evidence-based learning theories, GreekLifeEDU helps achieve behavior change objectives, helps students practice safe decision-making, and empowers students to make well-informed decisions by providing simple strategies to help keep them and their friends safe.
What is GreekLifeEDU?
GreekLifeEDU offers a confidential, personalized experience for each student.
GreekLifeEDU has two parts.
Part 1 includes a pre-survey in addition to the training.
Part 2 becomes available after a 30-day wait period.
Part 1 includes:
Five modules of content featuring videos, scenarios, interactive activities and more.
1. Introduction with pre-course survey
2. Have a Plan – Alcohol Module covering areas such as BAC, risky behaviors, protective strategies, alcohol poisoning, and refusal skills
3. Live Your Values – Hazing Module covering criteria, social norms, why hazing happens, refusal skills and consequences
4. Create a Safe Community – Sexual Assault Module covering health relationships, identifying red flags, understanding sexual assault, stepping in, and supporting survivors
5. Conclusion – includes a post-module survey and course exam. A score of 70 percent is required for credit.
Training takes approximately 90 minutes. Once completed, there is a 30-day intercessional period followed by Part 2.
Part 2 is a review of Part 1 and helps reinforce learning. Members will revisit personal values and strengths and review key points from the alcohol, hazing, and sexual assault modules.
Once complete with Part 2, the member has completed the training.
FAQ – GreekLifeEDU
Q: What if our campus already requires us to take GreekLifeEDU? Do we still have to take this version?
A: Yes. Psi Upsilon’s version of GreekLifeEDU contains information specific to Psi U’s policies and standards. Additionally, due to confidentiality protections within the EverFi system, personal information of any type, including previous completion, cannot be shared with the International Fraternity.
Q: Who is required to take GreekLifeEDU?
A: Anyone joining Psi Upsilon is required to complete GreekLifeEDU the term that they initiate into the Fraternity. If the chapter has an orientation period prior to initiation, we ask that GreekLifeEDU be incorporated into that orientation. If the chapter has a single-tier program and initiated New Members without an orientation program we ask that GreekLifeEDU be completed within 2 weeks of Initiation. To get full credit for the course, Part 2 must be completed as well.
Q: How do our members access GreekLifeEDU?
A: To gain access to the course go here and enter the following registration code: 34df3069 . You will then be prompted to enter some contact information as well as the University you attend.
Q: Is GreekLifeEDU different from AlcoholEDU?
A: Yes. GreekLifeEDU is a specialized program that targets alcohol, hazing, and sexual assault and is designed to better meet the needs of students joining Greek organizations like Psi Upsilon Fraternity.
Q: What if our campus requires us to take TIPS training, Alcohol 101 or some other type of alcohol, sexual assault, or hazing related workshops? Do our members still have to take GreekLifeEDU?
A: Yes. As of right now, GreekLifeEDU is Psi Upsilon’s online training program for addressing the important topics of alcohol abuse and misuse, hazing, and sexual assault. GreekLifeEDU has proven effective in empowering our members to make well-informed decisions and help them better cope with the behavior of their peers. We think it’s important that all members of Psi Upsilon have a baseline amount of programming that compliments any addition campus programming.
Q: Will chapter officers or advisors be able to track member participation in GreekLifeEDU?
A: Yes. Every Archon will be granted access to GreekLifeEDU and be able to login immediately. In addition they will be provided with a login code to give to additional officers who can create an account here. All Alumni Presidents and Advisors will also be provided with a code so they can track progress if they like. If you have not received a code, and are an officer or advisor for your chapter please contact Bethann Taylor.
Q: What if a member fails the Exam (scores less than 70%)?
A: If a member fails the exam they will be given instructions in the course to retake the exam. Be sure to advise members that they must retake and pass the exam to receive credit.
Q: Is our chapter required to have all new members complete the GreekLifeEDU program? If so, what happens if members choose not to participate?
A: Yes. All New Members must complete the program in the prescribed time. Chapters that have 100% of their New Members complete Part 1 and 2 of the course will receive a 10% discount to their 2020-21 Risk Management Assessment, if the chapter has at least 90% of the New Members complete the course it will receive a 5% discount.. Chapters that have less than 50% of their New Members complete Parts 1 and 2 will receive a 25% surcharge to their 2020-21 Risk Management Assessment.
Q: What is the deadline for completing the course?
A: All New Members should complete the course in the term they initiate into the Fraternity. If the chapter has an orientation period prior to initiation, we ask that GreekLifeEDU be incorporated into that orientation. If the chapter has a single-tier program and initiated New Members without an orientation program we ask that GreekLifeEDU be completed within 2 weeks of Initiation. To get full credit for the course, Part 2 must be completed as well.
Q: Can our members take the course together?
A: Each user will create their own account when accessing the program and we encourage individuals to take the course alone. The chapter could organize a trip to the library, or a session at a chapter house, and have individuals take the course at the same time.
Q: I’m having technical problems with the course, where can I get help?
A: The GreekLifeEDU Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should users experience any difficulties or require support. Simply click on the gear icon located in the upper right-hand corner of every GreekLifeEDU screen and select “Help.”
Members will need a computer with internet access and audio capability to complete the course.