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Phi Delta Theta To Deliver Bystander Workshop To All Chapters During 2018-19 Academic Year


There is no quote more revered in Phi Delta Theta than “To do what ought to be done, but would not have been done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty,” stated by Founding Father Robert Morrison.

At this crucial time for fraternities, the spirit of this quote has driven Phi Delta Theta to introduce the To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander Education Workshop. The Workshop will be delivered in-person at every chapter during the 2018-2019 academic year and provides Phi Delta Theta members with the skill set to intervene in situations involving the misuse of alcohol, hazing, sexual misconduct, and emotional distress.

The To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander Education Workshop is the first of its kind among fraternal organizations and was developed through a partnership with the Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire. An assessment was conducted by PIRC to gauge Phi Delta Theta members’ ability to build skills and tools to intervene in life and death situations. As a result, the Workshop and an online educational module was created to ensure moral courage and our Cardinal Principle, rectitude, go hand-in-hand. All undergraduate members of Phi Delta Theta are required to complete the online module.

Phi Delta Theta, a known leader in the fraternal world, and the first and largest fraternity to implement alcohol-free housing in 2000, is committed to promoting true industry reform and providing a safe, values-based leadership experience to its members.

View a sneak preview of the video introduction of the To Do What Ought to be Done Workshop.