To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander Education
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 and online module.
The Workshop is being 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 online module was released in March of 2018 and is required of each member every year on an ongoing basis.
The To Do What Ought to Be Done Bystander programs are the first of their kind among fraternal organizations and were 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 online educational module were created to ensure moral courage and our Cardinal Principle, rectitude, go hand-in-hand.