Part of being a better man is the commitment to providing a safe, healthy environment for our members and friends.
What is Loss Prevention?
Loss Prevention is what Delta Upsilon calls our policies, education and strategies around the wellness and safety of our members and guests. This includes policies regarding alcohol and drugs, hazing, sexual assault, fire and more.
“Prevention” is the key word in our Loss Prevention model. Opposed to being reactionary to problems as they occur, we want to prevent them from happening in the first place. This is why we educate our members, officers and advisors at national programs, offer recorded webinars, and provide educational programming that can be facilitated at the chapter level. We even identify campus-based professionals to facilitate Loss Prevention workshops and keep a database of trained volunteers who can help.
Each Delta Upsilon chapter has a Vice President of Loss Prevention on its Executive Board. This officer is charged with planning and executing Loss Prevention programming for his chapter, as well as educating his brothers on Loss Prevention policy.
Each semester, every chapter must have:
- One speaker on a Loss Prevention topic, such as alcohol/drug abuse, hazing, sexual assault, STDs, legal liability and more, with 75% of the chapter in attendance.
- One speaker on alcohol abuse, with 75% of the chapter in attendance.
Every Associate Member of the Fraternity receives additional education on Loss Prevention topics through:
- The Associate Member Education Program
- GreekLifeEdu, a science-based, online program on alcohol, hazing and sexual assault
Delta Upsilon is a member of the Fraternity Risk Management Trust (FRMT, Ltd.). Our Fraternity policies follow North American Interfraternity Conference Alcohol and Drug Guidelines and apply to all Fraternity entities and all levels of Fraternity membership. All activities of Delta Upsilon chapters and associate chapters must be in compliance with Fraternity and university policy, as well as all federal, state, and local laws.
Delta Upsilon offers a variety of resources to help chapters with Loss Prevention. Chapter Vice Presidents of Loss Prevention can find additional resources on the Chapter Resources page.
To help with event planning, chapters may download an app through DU's insurance partner, Holmes Murphy. Visit your app store, search for "HM Event Planner", and download the free app. A fill-in PDF version of this tool is linked below.