Sigma Alpha Epsilon offers a number of resources and links that are available to assist our members with risk management. These resources outline our policies and provide additional information in order to educate everyone on the importance of proactive, responsible practices. In addition, some of these resources detail examples of the issues that may arise when risk-management protocol is not followed.
You can find a full list of additional resources and links at our online educational-programs website at thetgi.sae.net. Just look for the “Risk Management” core area.
HazingPrevention.org is an organization with the mission of empowering people to prevent hazing in college and university student groups. Its values and educational goals match Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s pursuit to educate all of our members, families and educational partners on the dangers of hazing and the ways to address behavior that has no place in our organization.
Click HERE to visit HazingPrevention.org for its many resources and programs.
The latest messages and bulletins related to risk-management can be found in this section.
A Commitment to Action for Our New Members
In response to recent cases and incidents of poor risk management, Sigma Alpha Epsilon offers the following video clips as educational tools so that our members and volunteer leaders can understand the dangers associated with hazing, alcohol abuse and breach of policies and procedures.
Click on the title of the clip to view the video player.
The Tyler Cross Story
In 2008, Tyler Cross, an accomplished athlete and student, pledged a Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter in Texas. He died several months later, and a number of members were charged in the case, which also shed light on practices that were not consistent with our risk-management and pledge-education guidelines and programming. In this video, Tyler's story is told through his family and friends and by recounting what happened during his pledge term. The national headquarters highly encourages every member, adviser and parent to view this presentation.
CBS Sunday Morning: “Hazing”
The issues of hazing and alcohol-related deaths are discussed in a CBS Sunday Morning report. Included is a lengthy discussion about Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s tie to the Carson Starkey death at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. (Clip is owned and copyrighted by CBS Corporation. For educational purposes only. Not for duplication or distribution.)
The Today Show: George Desdunes Hazing Death
The mother of member George Desdunes is joined by her lawyers to discuss the circumstances surrounding her son’s death at our New York Alpha Chapter at Cornell University. (Clip is owned and copyrighted by NBC Universal. For educational purposes only. Not for duplication or distribution.)
Aware, Awake, Alive: Carson’s Story
The parents of pledge member Carson Starkey produced this educational video that discusses the dangers of alcohol poisoning and poor decision-making by telling the story of how their son died during a pledge event.
The Fraternity Laws
This publication serves as the official governing law book for Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Broken down into articles and further into sections, the laws are not determined by any one person. Instead, these laws are voted upon and accepted by the Fraternity Convention, comprised of collegiate and alumni members, regional volunteer leaders and past and present board members.
Click HERE to view the laws.
Equally as important as the Fraternity Laws is our official risk-management guide, which details expectations, protocol and crisis procedures that all members, including new members, are expected to understand and follow. Sigma Alpha Epsilon maintains a zero-tolerance policy for behaviors and actions that either violate our regulations or deviate from our creed and values.
Click HERE to view our booklet.
Fraternal Law Newsletter
This publication, produced by our interfraternal partners, is featured from time to time with articles that showcase topics relevant to risk management, chapter operations or other topics relevant to our members and advisers.
Click HERE for the September 2012 edition, which discusses the problems with designated-driver programs.
Good Samaritan Policy
We believe that our members should act as their brother’s keeper. With that concept in mind, the Supreme Council has adopted a Good Samaritan Policy, which helps to protect our members from disciplinary action if they make the right, responsible decisions and seek assistance, medical attention or law-enforcement or other officials in time of crisis. When in doubt, our members should seek help for others who are in trouble.
Click HERE to read the policy.
The Crisis Series
These various pieces are available to collegiate members and their advisers to communicate proactively protocols or other vital information in crisis situations.
Click HERE to view the card.
Click HERE to view the poster.