Why does SigEp place so much importance on Risk Management? We care about our brothers and want them to have the best and safest fraternity experience possible.
A risk management mindset allows brothers to conduct chapter life in a caring manner which exhibits concern for the safety and well-being of brothers, guests, and the community around you. Brothers must take personal responsibility for their actions to help ensure the safety of others.
Risk needs to be a consideration in everything the chapter does. The intent of risk management education is not to prevent the chapter from having fun, but to help the chapter reduce risks while having fun. Managing chapter risk will help prevent, avoid and minimize problems before they occur, including lawsuits against chapter officers and members seeking their personal assets.
Anyone following the national or local news can clearly see that fraternities as well as other organizations and individuals, are frequently spotlighted in a negative way. These negative perceptions of SigEp chapters persist because of poor decision-making that is inconsistent with SigEp’s values. One bad decision can cause irreparable damage to a chapter's reputation and make it that much more difficult for the national Fraternity to challenge stereotypes that plague the fraternity world.
Risk management is an essential investment of time and effort. We hope you will consider how your chapter can use the policies, guidelines, case studies and resources in this section to provide a safer SigEp experience.
Follow these easy guidelines, and your chapter will go a long way toward providing a safe fraternity experience for your brothers. |More
SigEp provides excellent resources to help educate its undergraduates and volunteers. Take advantage of these to educate yourselves and all brothers on the reason why it is important to adopt good risk management practices. Educated brothers make better choices! |More
SigEp offers various insurance policies to protect its brothers and volunteers as well as the chapter, AVC and national Fraternity. The fraternity’s insurance policies will not provide coverage for incidents that occur as a result of violations of the fraternity’s risk management policies.
The Member Accident Protection policy (MAPP) coverage is a valued benefit for brothers who can receive coverage for medical expense related to accidental injury. |More
Nothing is more important than following a crisis action plan in the event of an emergency. Follow these steps to create one for your chapter to ensure you are prepared when a serious situation arises. |More
Maintain your chapter house to ensure it is a safe facility for brothers and guests. When deficiencies are identified after an inspection, address them as soon as possible. Claims can develop from accidents and injuries in a chapter facility. |More