ELEVATE http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate en-us Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:57:08 -0700 Wellness Wheel http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/wellnesswheel Wellness Wheel.png

As a strong part of our ELEVATE strategy, we at Phi Kappa Psi are driving the importance of health and wellness into the current consciousness of all of our members. The well-being of our members keeps our engine healthy and thriving. We teach health and wellness holistically through a wellness wheel model. First conceptualized by Dr. Bill Hetler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, and used by numerous health organizations and educational institutions, this model looks at the interconnected components of health and wellness.

There are six dimensions of health - emotional, physical, spiritual, social, intellectual, and professional. Understanding all of these in your own life is what allows you to be the healthiest version of you. A healthy Phi Psi can achieve far greater success in reaching their full potential. This is not a stop we can afford to miss.

Going forward in our journey, we will continue to adopt and execute healthy strategies in these six areas and incorporate them into all of our fraternity programs. It's vital that we teach and encourage healthy habits in the undergraduate experience as we discover our path to a lifetime of wellness.

Our destination still lies ahead of us as our commitment continues to expand. However, we are encouraged daily by the public recognition for ELEVATE and the positive feedback from other Greek organizations praising us for our hard work. We are on the right track.


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ELEVATE http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/overview

ELEVATE encompasses the health and wellness programs and initiatives offered by the fraternity. The program seeks to provide members with the knowledge and skills to identify and address concerns facing today's college man. This occurs through connecting members to resources (both local and national), in-person education, online content, awareness campaigns and ongoing support.
Specifically, ELEVATE will:

  1. Expand the health and wellness education provided to students to increase exposure and access to information and skills training
  2. Enhance knowledge and skills to navigate and address health and wellness concerns
  3. Reinforce "Respect for the Dignity & Well-Being of Others" as an organizational expectation with all of our members having a clear understanding of this membership responsibility

GreekLifeEdu
GreekLifeEdu is an online program which addresses the critical issues of alcohol awareness, sexual assault and hazing for fraternity and sorority new members. By leveraging trends and incorporating multiple evidence-based learning theories, GreekLifeEdu achieves behavior change objectives and helps students practice safer decision-making. Throughout this program, students are reminded of their values and strengths, and challenged to consider ways to leverage them throughout different interactive scenarios around substance use, hazing, and sexual assault. This is a required component of the new member program, equipping members to be educated with foundational knowledge on topics and prevention strategies.

Ladder of Risk
Ladder of Risk educates members on the basics of the fraternity's Risk Management Policy and creates a conversation about planning safe social events. Through Ladder of Risk, members will learn how to plan safe social events while reducing overall risk as a chapter. It is the fraternity's goal for every member to know and understand the fraternity's Risk Management Policy, and the chapter to implement safe procedures at fraternity events. Ladder of Risk is provided annually to chapters via a Chapter Services Consultant visit.

Alcohol Skills Training Program
Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) educates members on alcohol-related behavior while increasing members' ability to critically examining their drinking patterns, and eventually implementing the skills learned in the program. In doing so, members can minimize the potential negative consequences through prevention, reduced consumption or abstinence. ASTP is provided as an in-person presentation from a trained volunteer facilitator or staff member.

Social Strengths
Social Strengths is a program created by Prevention Culture. This program focuses on four dimensions of strength to discuss the role each member can plan in sexual violence prevention and creating safe, healthy relationships. The primary vehicle for this content is through an interactive, in-person presentation given by a trained volunteer or staff member. Supplemental content and resources are available in e-book content to all members through the Phi Psi Portal.

Campus Resource Guides
To provide enhanced knowledge and use of campus resources, Campus Resource Guides have been compiled for all chapters, colonies and upcoming expansions. These guides contain comprehensive information via hyperlinks to the campus website related to services, policies and educational opportunities for each campus. Prior to each visit, consultants are provided with this guide as a resource to use in conversations and action planning with the chapter. Guides are available to chapter officers through Officer Portal.

ELEVATE the Conversation
ELEVATE The Conversation was created to provide members the opportunity to facilitate in-house chapter conversations about health and wellness. These conversations look at issues in ways that relate to members, while expanding knowledge and skills for addressing issues a brother may experience. ELEVATE The Conversation is a program designed to easily fit into chapter events and operations. These conversations were built with student schedules in mind. The shortest conversations are 20 minutes, and the longest are only an hour. ELEVATE The Conversation includes conversations around general men's health, mental/emotional health, healthy relationships, and masculinity. Conversations were researched and created by Phi Kappa Psi staff and Phi Psi Family volunteers. Guides are easy to follow, and any member who wants to take this content on can easily get a chapter conversation started around health and wellness.

Movember
An initiative of the Movember Foundation, Movember is a month-long fundraising campaign focused on men's health. The fraternity's focus on this event has been an opportunity to engage members in conversations and activities related to men's health. Specifically, the campaign focuses on testicular cancer (most common cancer in men under 40), prostate cancer (will affect 1 in 7 men), and poor mental health (a man is lost to suicide every minute.)


If you have any questions about the ELEVATE program, please contact Director of Health & Wellness, Andrea Kleekamp.

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ELEVATE the Conversation http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/elevatetheconversation

ELEVATE The Conversation was created to provide members the opportunity to facilitate in-house chapter conversations about health and wellness. These conversations look at issues in ways that relate to members, while expanding knowledge and skills for addressing issues a brother may experience. ELEVATE The Conversation is a program designed to easily fit into chapter events and operations. These conversations were built with student schedules in mind. The shortest conversations are 20 minutes, and the longest are only an hour. ELEVATE The Conversation includes conversations around general men's health, mental/emotional health, healthy relationships, and masculinity. Conversations were researched and created by Phi Kappa Psi staff and Phi Psi Family volunteers. Guides are easy to follow, and any member who wants to take this content on can easily get a chapter conversation started around health and wellness.

 

ELEVATE the Conversation will initially offer modules on the following topics:

General (Men's) Health - A focus on body image, physical activity, healthy eating and/or healthy life choices related to one's body. These conversations point to awareness and improvement of self-care, self-esteem and/or stress management.

Mental/Emotional Health - A focus on one (or more) emotions. These conversations relate to emotional expression and managing life's challenges. They also support recognizing and seeking help for mental health concerns.

Healthy Relationships - A focus on a brother's connection with others. These conversations focus on building and maintaining positive relationships with family, friends, brothers and/or relationship partners.

Masculinity - A focus on understanding the role of socialization in attitudes and beliefs. These conversations allow for a critical examination of media and messaging around gender.

If you have any questions about Elevate the Conversation and/or are interested in becoming more involved, please contact Director of Health & Wellness, Andrea Kleekamp.

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National Hazing Prevention Week http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/nationalhazingpreventionweek http://hazingprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/HPO-NHPW-Logo-Production-2015-04-14-Awh-300x139.png

A continuing commitment to bringing about national change, Phi Kappa Psi is partnering with HazingPrevention.org for National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), from September 18-22, 2017.  NHPW is an opportunity for organizations, communities, schools, campuses and individuals to raise awareness, educate and promote the prevention of hazing.  HazingPrevention.org formed to turn the conversation away from punishing those who haze and instead aim to prevent hazing from taking place. 

We encourage all brothers to join this cause and take the pledge against hazing.  The process is simple and is a demonstration of your pledge to the Phi Kappa Psi creed; to be honor bound to strengthen your character and deepen your integrity.  Furthermore, you can help the cause by participating in or planning an NHPW activity or event on your campus.  Some examples include:

  1. Schedule a table event on campus to help educate your community
  2. Bring up and have a discussion at chapter meetings about the dangers of hazing
  3. Reserve or allot space on campus to watch a film or documentary about hazing
  4. Invite a speaker to your campus to educate the community
  5. Take photos and upload them to social media to show your support


As National Hazing Prevention Week approaches, members of the Phi Psi Family are invited to join in the movement against hazing.  We support and appreciate the love and comradery that comes with being members of a fraternity and we want you to utilize that love in the push for change.

New this year, we invite all of our family to take part in the #HugABro effort, an original social media movement to combat hazing with love.  Phi Psis can take part by utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram to post photos and videos of themselves hugging, not hazing, their brothers.

We also invite you to follow along with the #40Actions campaign, a series of bad excuses from individuals who didn't take action against hazing.  These are shared each day of the 40 days prior to NHPW.  These excuses can start the discussion to end hazing.

To learn more about National Hazing Prevention Week, visit HazingPrevention.org.

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Suicide Prevention Week http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/suicidepreventionweek More than 800,000 people die by suicide each year—that's one person every 40 seconds. Odds are you know someone who has attempted to commit suicide. We know Phi Kappa Psi members experience significant issues with mental health, and that's why we are proud to be an active participant in National Suicide Prevention Week, highlighting this important issue and providing education on how we all play a role in suicide prevention.

Resources available include:

  1. A Chapter Toolkit
  2. Printable Social Sharing Signs
    1. Sign 1
    2. Sign 2
    3. More to come as they're created

Phi Kappa Psi has partnered with Take 5 to Saves Lives to bring light to this meaningful topic. The Take 5 to Save Lives campaign asks each Phi Psi to take time out of their day the week of September 10-16, 2017 to complete five action items:

  1. Learn the Signs
  2. Do Your Part
  3. Practice Self-Care
  4. Reach Out
  5. Spread the Word

Saturday, September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and you can make a difference. By taking five minutes to get involved and become informed, you will be part of a worldwide movement to save lives.

A Chapter Toolkit is available to provide resources and ideas to chapters on how to educate themselves, raise awareness, and open up on conversation on mental health. Please fill out this form if you plan to host an event or educational program.

There are plenty of other ways to be an advocate for suicide prevention. They include:

  1. Share on-campus resources with your chapter brothers and fellow students
  2. Share trainings and/or educational programs available on-campus to students
  3. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and is available 24/7 with trained staff to offer emotional support
  4. Use the Take 5 Toolkit to make the campaign fun and easy

Phi Kappa Psi will be leveraging social media to spark meaningful conversations all week. Follow along using #PhiPsiStory and #Take5.

If you have any questions about Suicide Prevention Week, please contact Director of Health & Wellness, Andrea Kleekamp.

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Important Awareness Dates http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/importantawarenessdates Wear Red Day (February 5): National Wear Red Day® promotes the Red Dress® symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in The Heart Truth's® life-saving awareness-to-action movement by putting on a favorite red dress, red shirt or red tie. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April): As outlined by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. 

National Alcohol Screening Day (April 6): As explained by Mental Health, Inc., National Alcohol Screening Day is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects individuals who are at risk with treatment options. 

Wear Blue Day (June 17): Created by Men's Health Network, Wear Blue Day raises awareness and money for education about men's need to seek regular checkups, testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education and/or information on health issues that affect men.  Men live sicker and die younger.

National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-9): This week stresses the importance of talking about mental health and suicide. Phi Kappa Psi is an official partner of Take 5 to Save Lives, which offers five tips to help yourself or someone else deal with the dangers of suicide. 

World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10): Suicide Prevention Week culminates with World Suicide Prevention Day. We ask each chapter to host a candlelight ceremony on their campus recognizing the stigma behind suicide. 

National Hazing Prevention Week (September 19-23): Led by hazingprevention.org, this week is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, education others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.

World AIDS Day (December 1): This is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

If you have any questions about the ELEVATE program, please contact Director of Health & Wellness, Andrea Kleekamp.

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Health and Wellness Chair http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/healthandwellnesschair
The Health and Wellness Chair is the officer who is responsible for chapter implementation and integration of ELEVATE - Phi Kappa Psi's health and wellness initiative.  He must be passionate and aware of health concerns which affect today's college man and his brothers.  He must be ready to create, coordinate, and facilitate educational opportunities for his chapter to learn and engage in health-based discussions.  In his role as the chair of Health and Wellness Committee, he works collaboratively to ensure the chapter is creating a healthy and safe experience for all. 


Duties
  1. Oversee chapter implementation of ELEVATE.
  2. Chair of Health and Wellness Committee.
  3. Coordinate with Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters for chapter to receive in-person education training which could include Ladder of Risk, Social Strengths, and/or Alcohol Skills Training Program.
  4. Plan chapter's involvement with awareness campaigns.
  5. Provide education and information to chapter on health and wellness topics through ELEVATE the Conversation and other available resources.
  6. Coordinate Continuing Education programs to meet accreditation requirements and chapter educational needs with Fraternity Educator.
  7. Develop relationships and networks with campus and community resources and service providers.
  8. Promote chapter members' awareness of campus and community resources and service providers.
  9. Assist Risk Manager in coordinating and completing Risk Management Education Requirements.
  10. Attend training and educational events provided by Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters, including Regional Officer Training and webinars.


Qualities of an Ideal Officer

  1. Member is in good standing.
  2. Passion and commitment to health and wellness.
  3. Knowledge of available campus and community resources.
  4. Able to build relationships within chapter and campus/community.
  5. Able to encourage and empower chapter members to make safer, healthier choices.
  6. Able to design and execute educational opportunities focused on health and wellness.
  7. Able to create new programs for chapter with no records or history of implementation.


Description

The Health and Wellness Committee can assist the Health and Wellness Chair with the implementation and integration of ELEVATE - Phi Kappa Psi's health and wellness initiative.  The committee has the unique opportunity to create, coordinate and facilitate education related to health and wellness for their brotherhood.  They find ways to ensure brothers are aware of health concerns, comfortable discussing issues they may have, and confident in seeking help for self and others.  This committee works to create a healthy and safe experience for all brothers.

Led by the Health and Wellness Chair, this committee should be composed of brothers who share the Chair's passion for health and wellness.  They should be brothers who are willing to build relationships with campus and community partners to make resources, knowledge and skills more available to brothers.  The committee will also work to implement resources and education provided by Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters.  They should assist with developing plans for involvement with awareness campaigns.  They can help to facilitate ELEVATE the Conversation content. 

The ultimate goal for this committee is to lead the charge to build and maintain a chapter where health and wellness is a priority.  In this chapter, conversation around individual health and wellness is welcome and encouraged.  Brothers are aware of concerns and considerations around their own health, and they are also comfortable talking about health with others.  Through the work of this committee, brothers come to understand how they can be healthier and safer, in turn creating a healthier, safer chapter.

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Health and Wellness Chair: FAQs http://www.phikappapsi.com/programs/elevate/healthandwellnessfaqs What will the Health and Wellness Chair do?

The Health and Wellness Chair is the officer who is responsible for chapter implementation and integration of ELEVATE - Phi Kappa Psi's health and wellness initiative. 

His primary duties are:
  1. Oversee chapter implementation of ELEVATE.
  2. Chair of Health and Wellness Committee.
  3. Coordinate with Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters for chapter to receive in-person education training, including Ladder of Risk, Social Strengths and/or Alcohol Skills Training Program.
  4. Plan chapter's involvement with health and wellness awareness campaigns.
  5. Provide education information to chapter on health and wellness topics through ELEVATE the Conversation and other available resources.
  6. Coordinate Continuing Education programs to meet accreditation requirements and chapter educational needs with Fraternity Educator.
  7. Develop relationships and networks with campus and community resources and service providers.
  8. Promote chapter members' awareness of campus and community resources and service providers.
  9. Assist Risk Manager in coordinating and completing Risk Management Education Requirements.
  10. Attend training and educational events provided by Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters, including Regional Officer Training and webinars.


Why should we add this position?

This position provides an opportunity for a brother to lead your chapter's efforts to promote members' health and well-being.  This will be an officer who can create, coordinate, and facilitate opportunities for brothers to develop lifelong habits and strategies to lead healthier lifestyles.

The selected individual has the chance to build awareness and provide education on a variety of topics that your chapter brothers have concerns about.  This includes, but is not limited to, physical health and fitness, nutrition, mental health, and stress management.  This can be accomplished through educational presentations, chapter fitness challenges, facilitating chapter conversations about specific health topics, participating in campus intramural sports, or a variety of other creative options.

This position also has the potential to help and support other chapter officers, including the Risk Management Chair and Fraternity Education Chair, giving them more space to focus on their specific duties.  By helping coordinate training programs like ASTP and Social Strengths, the Health and Wellness Chair takes a proactive approach to help prevent incidents from happening, while the Risk Management Chair can focus more directly on potential incident occurrences.  This also allows the Fraternity Education Chair to focus more specifically on fraternity-related education and training, while the Health and Wellness Chair can provide supplemental programming.

Part of brotherhood means making sure our brothers are the healthiest versions of themselves possible.  It also means recognizing when our brothers are struggling.  This is a chance to identify both healthy habits and signs of concern to strengthen the care your brotherhood has for one another.


How do we put someone in this position? Is he elected or appointed?

This position should be appointed like any other committee chair in your chapter.

When thinking of potential members to appoint to this new position, take into consideration how you want the Health and Wellness Chair to function in your chapter.  Since this is a new role, there is no template for how it should function in your specific chapter.  It will be beneficial for the chapter to take some time and envision how they want this new role to take form and integrate it into the existing chapter leadership structure.  If you want someone who can present education programs directly to the chapter, the member you appoint will need program planning and public speaking skills.  If you want someone who is more of a behind-the-scenes player, arranging educational programming and training with other presenters, the member will need networking and scheduling skills.


When should we implement this position?

This officer should be included on your 2018 committee chairmen.  You should appoint this chairman to begin serving in January 2018 and it should be re-appointed each semester.  For long-term benefit, consider appointing this position for a full year. 


Is this position required?

This position, although not currently mandated, is highly recommended.  The individual in this position will be expected to attend the Regional Officer Training.

What kind of brother would be ideal for this position?

In identifying a brother for the position, you should look for someone with these qualities:

  1. Member in good standing.
  2. Passion and commitment to health and wellness.
  3. Knowledge of available campus and community resources.
  4. Able to build relationships within chapter and campus/community.
  5. Able to encourage and empower chapter members to make safer, healthier choices.
  6. Able to design and execute educational opportunities focused on health and wellness.
  7. Able to create new programs for chapter with no records or history of implementation.

Consider brothers who are majoring in health-based fields.  This could include Pre-Medicine, Kinesiology, Biology, and/or Health Education.  This position is an opportunity for these brothers to gain hands-on experience working with health allowing them to implement what they're learning through their coursework, as well as a strong addition to their resume.

You might also look at brothers who have been involved with health-based efforts in the chapter.  Your 2017 Risk Management Committee might be a good place to start, as these members are familiar with member health and safety.  You can also consider brothers who are involved with health on campus, such as a peer health educator.


How will this officer get trained?

The primary opportunity for training will be at the 2018 Regional Officer Training.  Health and Wellness Chairs will have a separate track to learn more about the position, resources available to them, and strategies for success.

There is also an extensive resource guide available to this officer to use in his role on the Officer Portal.  We will also have webinars throughout the spring to provide support, share ideas, and build a network of Health and Wellness Chairs in chapters.


What if the Health and Wellness Chair can't attend Regional Officer Training?

If he can't attend, you could consider sending your chapter's Risk Manager in his place.  You could also ask someone who might serve on the Health and Wellness Committee to attend.  Your chapter's Intramural Chair could also be a good candidate if the Risk Manager cannot attend given his work with member health.  However, we expect you to appoint a Health and Wellness Chair if at all possible to limit role confusion.


What if I want to know more about ELEVATE?

You can learn more about ELEVATE on the Phi Kappa Psi website.


How is this different from the Risk Manager?

This officer will be focused on prevention and health-based education.  The Risk Manager is more focused on policy execution and compliance.  Adding this position allows for your chapter to enhance its focus on proactive education and awareness around health.


Can we just add this onto an officer we already have?

You might consider how you can expand the role of another officer.  For example, what if you expanded the role of the Intramural Chair?  He works with physical health in encouraging people to be active, and this could be a way for him to have increased responsibilities and beneficial experience.


What if we don't have a Health and Wellness Chair?

If you don't have this position, the Risk Manager would be the individual who would absorb these responsibilities.  If you don't have a Risk Manager, then it would be your Fraternity Educator. 


Who can I contact with questions?

For questions about this position, contact either Andrea Kleekamp, Director of Health and Wellness, or Drew Kerwood, Health and Wellness Consultatnt.

If you have questions about Regional Officer Training, contact Kyle Hickman, Senior Director of Member Development.



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