ZTA has designed the My Sister, My Responsibility program to create conversation around risk, educate members about the duty of care for themselves and others, and emphasize the mission and purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha.
Experts in the fields of hazing and alcohol education developed 18 workshops for the program’s two components – Hazing Prevention and Confrontation; and Teaching Social Responsibility. Workshops address the topics from a wide variety of angles, helping women learn how to prevent problematic behavior, hold themselves and others accountable, and reinforce friendship and sisterhood.
Chapters facilitate two Hazing Prevention and Confrontationworkshops each year and two Teaching Social Responsibilityprograms each year.
- Hazing Prevention and Confrontation educates members about hazing and the negative impact it can have on individuals, chapters, and the organization as a whole. It empowers chapter members to prevent and confront hazing and other destructive behaviors, while reinforcing friendship, sisterhood and ZTA values.
- Teaching Social Responsibility teaches members how to prevent and confront problematic drinking, hold themselves and others accountable for their actions, while showing care and concern for their sisters.It empowers chapter members to avoid incident by embracing positive prevention strategy and the values of ZTA.
My Sister, My Responsibility utilizes two dynamic DVDs to teach the most important concepts for each program:
- Response Ability, focuses on different not being a bystander and standing up for behavior that aligns with personal and ZTA values.
- Whois Watching Out for You?: The Sam Spady Story,” helps prevent the “what ifs” by learning from the mistakes made on the night of one college woman’s death.
Each workshop provides a step-by-step facilitation guide, making the program easily presentable by chapter leaders, advisors, volunteers, or campus professionals. The resources readily provide handouts, tools, activities, reflection questions and dialogue for the facilitator.
Chapter evaluations show the program’s success with its first two years of implementation:
- 93.5% achieved the learning outcomes
- 98.5% found positive value in the program and a
- 90% were satisfied or very satisfied with the program
|Hazing Prevention and Confrontation
- Bystander Framework
- Confronting Informal Hazing
- A Conversation About Positive Membership Education
- Hazing and the Law
- Hazing Hurts: What You Probably Haven’t Considered
- The Heart of the Matter: An Honest Conversation about Hazing
- “I HAZED”
- Legal Aspects of Hazing
- Living the Mission and Values
- Response Ability DVD
- What Are We Really About?: Exploring Values within the Organization
- Why I Am a ZTA…
|Teaching Social Responsibility
- Alcohol: Considering Different Impacts for Different People
- The Blame Game: A Question of Accountability
- Holding Our Sisters Accountable
- Identifying Problem Drinking
- Legal Aspects of Alcohol
Chico State 911 Call (audio required)
- Who is Watching Out for You?: The Sam Spady Story