In 2014, UNC’s Interfraternity Council amended its constitution to mandate that all of its 22 member organizations require new and executive board members to attend a sexual assault prevention program offered by an approved group, such as One Act or One Act for Greeks.
Both of these programs discuss a list of topics including bystander intervention, healthy relationships, interpersonal violence and rape prevention. One Act for Greeks particularly emphasizes healthy relationships between members of the Greek community and preventing high-risk binge drinking.
All Greek letter organizations, regardless of affiliation, should follow suit.
This is not to say IFC’s amendment is without flaws. While enacted in good faith, the amendment is not retroactive, meaning older members are exempt from attending such a training.
Additionally, this is not an annual requirement for executive members, and “approved groups” are ambiguously defined by the IFC. Thus, a representative of anything from One Act to men’s rights groups could lead a training — with obvious differences and consequences.