Although sexual assault is a huge problem within Greek communities and on college campuses across the nation, we believe that Greeks have the ability to eliminate this problem. There are many different ways to get involved and we hope you will find the options below to be helpful!
Starting GASA at Your University
There are many different ways to make GASA successful at your school. It is important that you think through the culture of your school and what will work best for your Greek community. Here are some things to think about if you are interested in starting GASA:
1. There are many ways to make GASA successful.
One option is the ‘UC Davis model’ where GASA is offered as a class on campus and taught by the Greek advisor, an individual with your campus violence prevention program, and an appointed GASA coordinator (a student). Another option would be to have these individuals work together but offer GASA as an organization (no credit will be given). And finally, you may decide that the best option for your campus is to train all the IFC and PHC officers and delegates. Once they have been educated and trained they can take the information back to their individual chapters to pass on the information.
2. We can provide you will a copy of our syllabus, class notes, and reading list that you can model your program off of.
Please talk over these options with your advisor, IFC and PHC councils, and your women’s center or violence prevention center on campus. A strong partnership between all of these individuals is essential to making GASA successful on your campus.
Once you have talked to them, please let us know what other information you need and how we can help you!
Of course every campus is different in its needs and individual Greek system, we hope that one of the three models mentioned above will work for you, but encourage you to personalize the program to be most successful on your campus.
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