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 is an online program which addresses the critical issues of alcohol awareness, sexual assault and hazing for incoming fraternity and sorority 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. This is a required component of the new member program, equipping all members to be educated on topics and prevention strategies.

Ladder of Risk
Ladder of Risk educates undergraduates on the basics of the fraternity's Risk Management Policy and creates a conversation about planning safe social events. Through Ladder of Risk, students 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 a two-part program given by the Fraternity's traveling consultants. The program includes a 90-minute interactive program with the chapter, followed by 60 minutes of action planning with the executive board.

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 for use by fraternities and sororities. The program focuses on sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships through the lens of discussing what it means to be a man and the kind of man our members aspire to be. Specifically, this program focuses on four dimensions of strength to discuss the role each man can plan in prevention and creating safe, healthy relationships. The primary vehicle for this content is through an interactive, in-person presentation given by the Fraternities traveling consultants. Supplemental content and resources are available in e-book content to all members. It is the fraternity's goal for this program to help students understand the role they have in building healthy relationships and preventing sexual violence in their campus communities.

Campus Resource Guides
As a mechanism to provide enhanced knowledge and utilization 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 protocol for each campus. Prior to each visit, consultants are provided with this guide as a resource to utilize in conversations with the chapter and you as the members. Guides are used within many other National Fraternity teams as a way to provide support to chapters and advisors, as well as being utilized in action planning. Guides are also used to help chapters identify offices which could deliver presentations for the Risk Management Education program requirements.

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.

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 (need to expand treatment accessibility), prostate cancer (2nd most common cancer among men), poor mental health (addressing stereotypes and knowing the signs) and physical inactivity (encouraging behavior change). Fundraising can be done via moustache growing for the month or by committing to thirty days of movement. We encourage chapters to sign-up a team on the Movember website and participate in Movember 2016.

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