Tri Delta Addresses Sexual Assault Head On
Organization Partners with Experts, Recognizes April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In Tri Delta’s continual efforts to help women live, learn and lead…with Purpose, the Fraternity is committed to providing intentional programs and resources to chapters and members in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This education has been designed to provide relevant education to our members as they navigate important issues as bold, brave and kind Tri Delta sisters.
Realizing the importance of educating and empowering our women in the areas of sexual assault education and bystander behavior, in 2015 Tri Delta, partnered with Student Success, to introduce Not Anymore, an online training program customized for sorority women that features modules on consent, sexual assault, dating violence, bystander behavior and healthy relationships. The program features instructed education, scripted scenarios, campus interviews and personal testimonials.
All Tri Delta members can take the Not Anymore online program found on the Education page when logged in My Tri Delta.
Past results of this program have found the following:
- 96.7% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the program helped them to better understand how to intervene in situations where sexual or other interpersonal violence might be occurring.
- 96.2 % of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the program helped them to better understand that resources and options are available to them on their campus should they or someone they know encounter sexual violence.
- 96.7 % of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the program helped them to better understand how to support survivors/victims of sexual violence.
- 94.3% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that this program taught them ways that they can support a friend or sister who has been a victim of sexual assault.
“I’m proud that Tri Delta has taken the bold and brave step to empower our members in the area of sexual assault awareness,” said Fraternity President Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Pepperdine. “Sexual assault is not a sorority-specific issue, but it’s an issue that we — as sorority women and leaders — are uniquely positioned to address.”
Tri Delta also remains engaged with experts in the areas of sexual assault, dating violence and healthy relationships. “The sorority’s interest and willingness to include programming on sexual violence and on engaging allies in bystander intervention to educate sexual violence is exceptional and shows a wonderful level of caring,” said Ruth Anne Koenick, Maryland, former Director of the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers University—one of the industry experts assisting in this program.
Click here for our downloadable PDF of the official press release.