In the Spring 2022 semester the Working Group continued its work and IFC implemented steps prescribed in the preliminary action plan. After multiple working sessions and reviewing literature and best practices, the Working Group identified immediate opportunities to enhance the partnership between the university and the IFC community. Establishing such practices allowed social activities to resume after February 3 for eligible chapters affiliated with USC's Interfraternity Council.
The Working Group completed its report and recommendations in Summer 2022.
Standard practices now include:
- An expanded Fraternity and Sorority Event Review Committee meets with new chapter officers to address chapter-specific risk management plans and North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Alcohol and Drug Guidelines
- Pre-, mid-, and post-event discussions related to risk, security and compliance
- IFC Risk Team provides on-site assessment and support to USC IFC chapters hosting social events at their facility
- An individual member agreement for chapter members
- Updated policies related to alcohol in social environments
- Strengthened expectations for event security, including:
- Wristband distribution for those over 21 and identification of those under 21
- Security guard placement at entrance and exit points, and at stairwells and hallways leading to bedrooms
- Utilization of license scanners to screen for fake identification
- Meetings with the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) to align expectations
- Establishment/implementation of a ratio of security guard to guest (DPS suggestion of 1 guard for every 40 guests)
- Opportunity to participate in USC Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services (RSVP)'s Mental Health and Violence Prevention Peer Health Educator Program
Beginning with the Fall 2022 semester, any USC student who has not completed the sexual assault prevention education modules presented by RSVP will incur a registration hold for the following fall or spring semester. In addition, all incoming and continuing students are required to take online sexual assault prevention modules before the start of classes.