Safety Priorities Timeline

As USC facilitates implementation of the USC Fraternity & Sorority Safety Priorities, progress and future goals are captured here. While brief and foundational, this is just the beginning with more robust and depth progress to come.

Spring 2019

  • Communicated priorities to stakeholders and campus partners
  • Met in-person with stakeholders to review priorities
  • Assessing next steps and identify leads and timeline
  • Awaiting progress on staffing updates
  • USC Fire Safety completed facility inspections and fire safety training with groups who have chapter facilities
  • USC Fire Safety distributed event hosting information to chapter leaders on structures, capacity, street closures, and other fire related event planning components
  • Gathered feedback from students and stakeholders on the Event Review Process
  • IFC & Panhellenic leaders worked with university stakeholders to finalize a plan for Gamedays in fall 2019
  • FSLD team to meet with USC Fire Safety to review fire safety programs and prepare for next academic year

Summer 2019

  • Met three times during the summer to discuss data collection and understanding what is the “concern”, city noise ordinance and impact to event hosting, and education programs.
  • Consider membership and frequency of Fraternity & Sorority Strategic Leadership Committee and Fraternity & Sorority Safety & Concerns Meeting
  • Begin mapping prevention education for 2019-2020 for all five communities
  • FSLD team participated in The Hart Institute for Social Event Planning
  • Craft renewed version of the FSLD Event Review Guidelines, to include documents from each department with clarified expectations
  • Evaluate equitable implementation, support, and resources needed for each community
  • Updated university resources and website on Being a Good Neighbor and Responsible Hosting

Fall 2019

  • Implemented fall education programming for each council
  • IFC hosted a day long educational experience for all new members joining an IFC chapters. Focused on alcohol and substance abuse, sexual misconduct and assault prevention, bystander skill development, and power dynamics and hazing prevention
  • DPS & LAPD facilitated a 40 minute educational session for each of the 15 IFC chapters and 10 Panhellenic chapters
  • USC Fire Safety facilitated a 40 minute educational session for each of the 15 IFC chapters and 10 Panhellenic chapters
  • University campus partners of the Fraternity & Sorority Concerns group met weekly to review trends, align accountability efforts, implement education efforts, and align communication and marketing
  • Implemented renewed FSLD Event Review Guidelines, which are aligned to the NIC Health and Safety Standards
  • Aligning IFC operations with the enhanced North American Interfraternity Conference Health & Safety Standards and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • IFC implemented Gameday harm reduction plan that included expectations for each chapter when hosting an event, shared expectations of event behavior and reporting with Panhellenic, emailed expectations to each visiting school Panhellenic & IFC leaders, fraternity & sorority life staff, and members, and visually displayed expectations on a large banner at each chapter hosting. IFC leaders facilitated gameday expectations meetings with chapter leaders before each meeting and debrief meetings with law enforcement and university administration.
  • Participated in The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) and the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) Partnerships with Purpose webinar series this fall.
  • Began cataloging chapter programming to assess for strengths and gaps
  • Worked towards establishing metrics for success and growth

Updated 12-13-19