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Ladder of Risk

February 10th, 2018 and February 21st, 2019

The Ladder of Risk program is designed to educate Sorority and Fraternity Life (SFL) chapter and council leadership on the basics of risk management and facilitate a conversation regarding planning safe social events, addressing safety issues, developing prevention plans for minimizing risk, and discussing how we can foster a safer SFL community.

Ladder or Risk is a three hour program and it will be offered to the SFL community during the following sessions:

Session 1

  • Interfraternity Council (IFC) Chapters and Council
  • Date: Sunday, February 10th
  • Time: 12:30-3:30 P.M.
  • Location: San Jacinto Multipurpose Room
  • Register for Session 1

Session 2

  • University Panhellenic Council (UPC) Chapters and Council
  • Date: Sunday, February 10th
  • Time: 4:30-7:30 P.M.
  • Location: San Jacinto Multipurpose Room
  • Register for Session 2

Session 3

  • Affiliate Circle Chapters
  • Latino Pan-Hellenic Council (LPHC) Chapters and Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Chapters and Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Chapters and Council
  • Texas-Asian Pan-Hellenic Council (TAPC) Chapters and Council
  • Date: Thursday, February 21st
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Location: Gregory Games Room
  • Register for Session 3

For attendance expectations for your specific chapter or council, please see the registration form for your respective session or contact the Sorority and Fraternity Life office.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do we do at Ladder of Risk?
    Ladder of Risk is an interactive three hour workshop where students learn about risk management policies, practical ways to host safer events, and best practices for prevention planning. Ladder or Risk also provides the opportunity for student leaders to engage in conversations about how we can all create a safer sorority and fraternity community through large group discussion and small group activities. Attendees should arrive in advance to check-in, since all programs will start promptly at the time stated.
  • Who should register for the event and how do we register?
    Chapter attendance expectations are clearly outlined in the registration form for the chapter's respective session. In order to register, each chapter must complete one registration form that includes their attendees contact information. All chapters and councils must register by Friday, February 1st.

    Given the timing of Ladder of Risk this year and overlap with other council leadership commitments, council leadership is highly encouraged but not required to attend. If you are able to, we recommend that you register two officers from your council's executive board to attend, preferably the president and judicial/standards/risk management officer.
  • How does this relate to the Good Standing Program?
    Each sorority and fraternity chapter and councils are expected to meet the stated registration requirements to receive good standing credit. If you have concerns about meeting the attendance expectations, please reach out to the SFL office.
  • What is appropriate attire for Ladder of Risk?
    Attire is casual so feel free to wear what you would wear to class or something similar. Most importantly, we want you to feel comfortable, confident, and ready to engage and learn with your peers!
  • What should we bring with us to Ladder of Risk?
    Please bring with you a refillable water bottle if you have one and a copy of your organizations risk management policies.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions?
    If you have any questions regarding Ladder of Risk, please contact the Sorority and Fraternity Life Office at 512-471-9700 or sfl@austin.utexas.edu.