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.
Hazing Prevention presented by Matt Lenno – March 5, 2014 – 4:30 PM, Chesapeake 3 – Greek 101 (NEW GREEK STUDENTS REQUIRED)
“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.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Structure – March 12, 2014 presented by Calvin Smith - 6:00 PM, Chesapeake 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) – March 26, 2014 – 5:00 PM, presented by Joel Bolling – Greek 101 (NEW GREEK STUDENTS REQUIRED)
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.
Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS®)*Matt Lenno & Calvin Smith – March 30, 2014 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM Location Chesapeake 1, 2, and 3.
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.
*****Please email Calvin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event by October 11, 2013*****
“Speak up Training” presented by Calvin Smith – April 30, 2014 – 5:30 PM, Chesapeake 3 (NEW GREEK STUDENTS REQUIRED)
Fraternity and Sorority Life
University Union, Room 232C
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.