Ladder of Risk is a program originally created by Phi Kappa Phi. This program educates chapter 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 learn how to plan safe social events while reducing their risk as a chapter. It is the fraternity’s goal that every member will know and understand the fraternity’s Risk Management Policy, and the chapter will implement safe procedures at fraternity events.

Who is Involved?

  • All chapters and colonies should receive a Ladder of Risk presentation during one of their two consultant visits.
  • The consultants will be the primary facilitators of this content.
  • This initiative will be overseen by the Membership Development Team, specifically the Health & Wellness Consultant. Other teams will be informed and/or consulted depending on the content and focus of the work.
  • Regular updates and reports will be provided to the entire Headquarters team, Executive Council and Phi Kappa Psi Foundation Program Committee.

What is the Goal?

  • Increased member awareness of organizational policies.
  • Expansion of responsibility for safety of members and guests beyond chapter president, risk manager and other organizational officers.
  • Increased comfortability with discussions of risks and how to create safe environments for members and guests.
  • Enhanced ability to assess risk and identify issues, as well as appropriate solutions.
  • Increased member awareness of available resources.


“The best part of this program was the clear guidelines our Consultant expressed that we as a chapter of Phi Kappa Psi must meet and adhere to involving risk management. After the program, there was minimal confusion about the requirements set forth by Phi Kappa Psi.”

“There were a lot of applicable things that we learned from the program. I would say one of the most important things was the different levels of risk associated with certain activities. I think this will help out members be more mindful of their actions.”