Risk management resources

STAR Programming

S.T.A.R. (Sorority Trainings for Addressing Risk) is an educational programming initiative related to training sorority members on issues of personal risk, health, and safety. The program seeks to enhance the ability of sorority chapters and leadership to educate their members on how to navigate risk and wellness issues in effective and high-impact ways. Each chapter is required to participate and achieve a Bronze Level certification each year in order to be eligible for awards and funding. Chapters are encouraged to collaborate with various on-campus offices and are also able to expand their educational programming past the bounds that are prescribed by S.T.A.R.

S.T.A.R. covers the following topics over a two year cycle: 

The different S.T.A.R. certifications that a chapter can earn are as follows:

BRONZE:   An average of 60% of chapter membership was present at all STAR programs

SILVER:   An average of 75% of chapter membership was present at all STAR programs

     One member of the chapter is a Pleasure Educator or a Medlink*

GOLD:       An average of 85% of chapter membership was present at all STAR programs

    Chapter membership includes a Pleasure Educator and a Medlink.*

*= Not valid for chapters with less than 60 members

MIT Hazing resources

MIT prohibits hazing by individuals or groups and defines it as follows: Any action or activity that is reasonably likely to, or is intended to, endanger the physical or mental health of a person for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group, organization, or living community. This definition shall apply regardless of location or consent of participants. Hazing includes, without limitation, behaviors that violate Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 269, Sections 17-19.

To learn more, visit the Haze Free MIT website at hazefree.mit.edu