The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) has identified health & safety as one of six advocacy building blocks. The goal of NPC’s health & safety advocacy efforts is to positively influence the physical and mental health behaviors of individual women, College Panhellenics and campuses, as well as to ensure the living and learning conditions of chapter facilities contribute to young women’s overall well-being and safety.
Below are NPC initiatives and partnerships that support our health & safety advocacy efforts.
The Anti-Hazing Coalition (AHC) is a collaboration of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and parents whose children were tragically killed by acts of hazing. The AHC is working to eradicate hazing through aggressive student educational outreach, new state-level efforts to strengthen criminal and civil penalties for hazing and federal advocacy to use transparency to make lasting cultural change in student organizations and on university campuses. Every student has the right to learn and thrive in a safe and healthy campus environment. For more information, visit the Anti-Hazing Coalition website.
HazingPrevention.Org™ is national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization empowering people to prevent hazing. The organization educates, advocates on behalf of and engages the community in hazing prevention. NPC is a silver-level sponsoring organization in support of HazingPrevention.Org’s mission to empower people to prevent hazing. For more information, please visit hazingprevention.org.
Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention
NPC Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Initiatives
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) encourages efforts to promote sexual assault awareness and prevention on college campuses. We hope College Panhellenic Associations and sorority women will lead and participate in initiatives to end sexual assault on campus. For more information, visit the NPC Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention initiatives page.
Cultivating Safe College Campuses: A College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Consortium
The “Cultivating Safe College Campuses: A College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Consortium” (CSCC) seeks to establish a consistent, effective response to campus sexual assault for participating institutions of higher education as well as the scores of institutions connected with the partner organizations.
NPC works with Texas Woman’s University (TWU), other partner universities and other partner organizations to share communications and best practices with NPC constituents regarding sexual assault policies and prevention strategies. NPC also participates in an advisory group that helps develop strategies and resources related to the project’s goals.
Started in 2016, the project is funded by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health.
For more information, visit the Cultivating Safe College Campuses website.
It’s On Us
In 2016, the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) began a partnership with It’s On Us, an organization that works to educate, engage and empower students and communities across the United States to do something, big or small, to end sexual assault.
As an advisory-level member on the Greek Leadership Council, NPC has the opportunity to attend council meetings and work with It’s On Us staff on initiatives that complement NPC’s campus safety and sexual assault prevention efforts.
For more about the work of It’s On Us, visit www.itsonus.org.
Under the Campus SaVE Act of 2013, federally funded universities and colleges are required to educate students, faculty and staff on sexual assault prevention. The Prevention Navigator is a free online tool from RAINN that provides college administrators and students with a resource to identify and provide feedback about sexual assault prevention programs.
The Prevention Navigator’s mission is to help colleges make a more informed choice in selecting the best sexual assault prevention program for their institution. It allows students and administrators to anonymously share their experiences and rate sexual assault prevention programs at their universities.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. For more information, visit the RAINN website.
Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention
Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (CoHEASAP)
Founded in 1983 as the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues, the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention (CoHEASAP) is an umbrella organization dedicated to promoting education, prevention, research, networking and national initiatives to help eliminate substance abuse and the problems it causes on college and university campuses.
CoHEASAP develops and promotes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, as well as a number of campus programming efforts around creating healthy lifestyles and preventing substance abuse.
As a member of CoHEASAP, National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) representatives participate in task force meetings and help share CoHEASAP program information with NPC constituents.
For more information, visit the CoHEASAP website.