Greek 101 is a mandatory program for all new members and neophytes of the Towson University Greek community. It is imperative to have a new membership education program outside of your own chapter's program so new members can learn about current trends and topics in regard to their development as young college students. The only excuse for missing these programs is class or a family emergency. The programs are as follows.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Structure – October 2, 2013 presented by Calvin Smith - 5:30 PM, Chesapeake 2 & 3
Many people join and are taught about their own individual fraternities and sororities, many are taught very little about other fraternal brothers and sisters organizations, councils, history or legacy. Learn who are your fraternal brothers and sisters are on campus and how to share in the Greek Life experience together.
Lambda 101 (LGBT) – October 16, 2013 – 4:30 PM, West Village Commons Ballroom A – Greek 101
Understanding LGBT is not a stigma, it’s a way of life. Learn how to be sensitive and aware of the social issues this community faces. LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based culturesand is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexualinstead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Hazing Prevention presented by Matt Lenno – October 23, 2013 – 4:30 PM, Chesapeake 3 – Greek 101
“Hazing” a word everyone knows, but no one wants to discuss. Hazing is not a badge of honor, but a plague in our society. Learn how to address this social issue, that is under-discussed, and how to reduce its power that is often under-estimated.
Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS®)*Matt Lenno & Calvin Smith – October 27, 2013 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM Location Chesapeake 1, 2, and Potomac Lounge.
TIPS® for the University builds on the concerns students feel for the safety of their peers. Our non-judgmental approach helps students from all segments of campus life learn:
Decision-making skills that help students weigh the consequences of their actions and those of their peers, and moderate their behavior to avoid problems with alcohol. Confidence to intervene to prevent alcohol-related incidents on campus such as property damage, injury, underage drinking and drunk driving. Interpersonal skills that increase students' ability to intervene in difficult alcohol-related situations. Respect and concern for others leading to a more positive campus environment. Leadership qualities that help students influence their peers to avoid problem behaviors.
Sexual Assault Prevention presented by Matt Lenno & Marie Lilly - October 30, 2013 – 5:30 PM, Chesapeake 3
Discover how to eliminate sexual assault and its impact. Become skilled in relationships that are consensual, respectful, and safe. Learn how to avoid and navigate through unhealthy and unsafe situations and/or relationships.
“Speak up Training” presented by Calvin Smith – December 11, 2013 – 5:00 PM, Chesapeake 2 & 3
Speak Up!, a program developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, fosters discussion of encounters that individuals have had with everyday bigotry, from stores to restaurants, the classroom, or workplace.
Participants openly share information about incidents with family members, friends, classmates, roommates or co-workers. They tell stories regarding what they did or didn’t say — and what they wished they did or didn’t say.
Workshop participation provides an opportunity for an individual to develop and practice appropriate responses in order to be ready to address bigotry in a manner that is both effective and civil.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
University Union, Room 232C
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.