Above all else, Pi Kappa Alpha cares about the health and safety of our members and guests.
What is PIKE Health & Safety?
The PIKE Health & Safety program provides strategies for students focusing on:
These three areas have always been central to Pi Kappa Alpha’s educational efforts. Health & Safety provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to chapter operations.
Treat others with dignity and respect. Live the values taught in our ritual.
Develop systems and protocols that make it easy for brothers and guests to meet expectations. Create an environment where Health & Safety is every brothers’ responsibility to be an Upstander. An UPSTANDER is an ACTIVE bystander -someone that will trust their instincts and take action to help others.
Hold each other to the Standards of Pi Kappa Alpha. Take an active role in addressing undesired behavior.
Please review the other Health & Safety pages for specifics on various programs.
To see a comprehensive resource guide, complete with facilitator notes, download the Health & Safety Supplemental resource provided by James R. Favor Co. as part of the Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative below.
Education & Training For Chapters
To fully integrate Health & Safety into chapter operations, chapters typically assign or elect a Health & Safety officer and develop and execute a continuing education program. This program typically includes equational dialogues regarding specific health & safety related topics, an annual review of their written health & safety operations guides, the development of a crisis response plan, the establishment of a chapter judicial board, and engagement in offering from the Fraternity.
Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative Curriculum
The Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative (FHSI) training meets current higher education requirements to address hazing, sexual violence, mental health, and abuse of alcohol and other drugs on college campuses. The FHSI curriculum is facilitated education, using research-based prevention programs to build understanding and discuss behaviors, and how to influence peers to make good decisions. Content is a blending of resources from the fraternity’s insurance provider and staff-developed education.
Chapter Health & Safety Education
Staff are available to help in the development of chapter-specific health & safety education programs that can be facilitated by chapter leadership or Fraternity staff.
What does this mean for the overall Fraternity?
Pi Kappa Alpha continues to focus on educational efforts empowering members and volunteers to operate from a principle of self-governance within the framework of the Fraternity’s Standards. Resources and education encompass the fundamental obligation to “do the right thing” and how to meet that obligation.
PIKE will continue to emphasize the importance of understanding expectations established by Fraternal Standards; however, we also provide training resources that empower chapters to adopt student–driven chapter leadership and successfully establish behavior expectations for members and guests based on the law, fraternal standards, and institutional policies.
Furthermore, chapter leadership will continue to be provided support in the development of intervention strategies to increase understanding of expectations and models for implementing chapter-level accountability when brothers or guests act outside of the stated standards of behavior.