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.
Moreover, the health and safety of Pi Kappa Alpha members and guests is what we are striving to achieve and, ultimately, what matters most.
Treat others with dignity and respect. Live the values taught in our ritual.
Be a brother to all. Recognize warning signs and bad situations and step in, step up and prevent escalation.
Hold each other to a high standard. Honor policies, procedures, and take an active role correcting bad behavior.
Education & Training for Chapters
Chapters typically execute a continuing education program covering Health & Safety topics in addition to topics on chapter operations and personal development. The International Fraternity provides in-person facilitation from leadership consultants during chapter visits and all members have access to GreekLifeEDU online training.
GreekLifeEDU is EverFi’s premier online learning platform addressing the critical issues of alcohol awareness, sexual assault, and hazing for incoming fraternity and sorority members. By leveraging the latest research and trends and incorporating multiple evidence-based learning theories, GreekLifeEDU helps change behavior and helps students practice safe decision-making.
Throughout this program, students are reminded of their values and strengths, and challenged to consider ways to leverage them throughout different interactive scenarios.
You can learn more about GreekLifeEDU and EverFi's programs here.
Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative Curriculum
The Fraternal Health & Safety Initiative (FHSI) training meets current higher education requirements to address hazing, sexual violence, 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.
You can learn more about these programs here.
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.
For more information on Anti-Hazing, Mental Health Promotion, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drugs resources and programming, please visit https://www.pikes.org/health-and-safety.