By Adam Peterson, OREGON 2005
The Fraternity’s new Crossroads program implements the most basic tenets of the Fraternity, our Ritual and values into an interactive, daylong program about making responsible decisions regarding the usage of drugs and alcohol.
Crossroads will feature critical conversations between brothers about values-based decision-making, along with the possible consequences of drug and alcohol use. Crossroads uses technology to engage our brothers in this important discussion. Each Crossroads program will be tailored to meet the needs of the host chapter, and will include data gathered from individual chapter members to cater each program to the alcohol and drug culture of specific chapters and campuses.
Crossroads also includes personal stories from our brothers that demonstrate the realistic choices and consequences that undergraduates make each day regarding drugs and alcohol. While Crossroads will empower our brothers in these sometimes-difficult discussions, the program is designed to be interactive and engaging.
The Crossroads committee has worked hard to design a program that is well researched and features the most up-to-date data available, and to make it one that undergraduate brothers will find applicable to their lives.
Crossroads will promote values-based decision-making regarding substance use to the forefront of our undergraduate brothers’ minds by reminding them of our Ritual and the values that all Sigma Chis share.
For more information about the Crossroads retreat, see page 126 of the 2013–15 edition of The Norman Shield. Alternatively, contact David Hackworthy, ST. THOMAS 2012, leadership programs coordinator, at (847) 869-3655, ext. 224, or david.hackworthy@sigmachi.org, or Jim Cogdal, BRADLEY 2003, director of leadership programs and alumni services, at (847) 869-3655, ext. 253, or jim.cogdal@sigmachi.org.