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Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP)

A collaboration between the Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Program is an organization of representatives from the Stanford Greek Community who are committed to addressing the issues of sexual and relationship violence on our campus.

Fraternity and sorority representatives (aka VIP Chairs) engage with one another within a small cohort of VIP Chairs and gain the skills/training necessary to facilitate a wide range of educational programs for their respective chapter and for the Stanford Greek Community as a whole. 

The VIP Program was founded on the belief that Greeks can come together in their community to educate themselves on these topics and provide support to their chapter members.  This program is a best practice and national model and is open to any fraternity and sorority member who is passionate about ending sexual/relationship violence and serving as a resource to chapter members.

What does your Chapter gain from having a VIP Chair? 

  • A peer resource who is trained to educate and provide support on topics related to sexual and relationship violence

  • A liaison to the Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education and Response Office and the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office

  • Relationships to fraternity and sorority leaders and chapters who are interested in preventing sexual and relationship violence

 

The VIP Chair required responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Attend bi-weekly trainings/meetings on Tuesdays from 4:30pm-6pm (Winter 2018-Fall 2018)

  • Attend Winter 2018 Retreat on Saturday, January 27

    • Acting as a resource during the Winter 2019 quarter to assist in the transition of the new cohort of VIP chairs

  • Supporting chapter members that have been impacted by sexual & relationship violence and referring to relevant confidential & non-confidential resources as needed (SARA, Title IX, CST, etc.)

  • Educate by facilitating at least one educational workshop or program per quarter for your chapter and/or the broader Greek community. (Examples include: supporting programs affiliated and coordinated by the SARA Office)​

How do you become a VIP Chair?

  • If your organization does not a VIP Chair, but you would like to be involved - we invite you to apply! Applications are only open every Fall quarter. Please check back for more details in the Fall.

  • Regardless of elected or non-elected VIP Chairs, all need to complete the application.

  • Please note that VIP Chair term is Winter 2018 to Fall 2018 (calendar year) and each VIP Chair will need to complete an application to qualify for full admission into the program.

 

For further questions or comments, please email Grace Poon at gpoon1@stanford.edu or Aisling Wakefield at awakefield@stanford.edu.

 


Meet the VIP Chairs for 2018