Consent is So Frat

Making consent and healthy relationships part of what it means to be a fraternity brother or sorority sister.

Greek Life at University of Kansas and Christopher Newport University, True #brothersforconsent and #sistersforconsent

At two universities, Greek organizations have taken it upon themselves to lead public initiatives to address sexual violence in the Greek community. By being #brothersforconsent and #sistersforconsent, these fraternities and sororities have become leaders in promoting consent and ending sexual violence on campus. They represent what being a member of a Greek organization truly means.

University of Kansas

The University of Kansas Greek Community kicked off an initiative and new KU Greek Task Force to address issues of sexual assault in the Greek community, recognizing the need after two recent reported assaults occurred within campus fraternities. The video above is a fantastic stand from KU Greeks to recognize that they will step up to promote a culture of consent within their organizations, to make the Greek community at the University of Kansas safe and inclusive. The task force will be discuss the issue and what steps they can take to make KU Greeks leaders in ending sexual assault on campus.

We’re excited to see what comes out of the KU Greek Task Force and what further steps this large Greek system can take to make consent part of what it means to be a part of their community.

Morgan Said, student body president and sister of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, noted an important fact around Greek life and sexual assault – “There is a total lack of education in the Greek system”(1). The KU Greek Task Force seems poised to provide this need, and we at Consent is So Frat would be happy to help in any way we can to help more members of the KU Greek Community become #brothersforconsent and #sistersforconsent.

Christopher Newport University

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The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Christopher Newport University took it upon themselves to host a series of events as part of an official Sexual Assault Awareness Week which would bring the conversation around sexual violence and consent to the CNU Greek Community. The week began with a speech from the president of the university and included events teaching about the culture of sexual violence and what people can do to make a difference on the issue. Another large part of the week was their social media campaign, which encouraged members of the Greek Community to say why they stand against sexual violence, using #GreeksAgainstSexualViolence as their slogan. A week-long awareness campaign is a great way to teach a community about why they need to be invested in promoting consent and helping to end sexual violence. I’m sure this is only the start of great things the CNU Greek Community will do to become leaders in efforts to make their campus safer.

VP of Judicial Affairs for the IFC, Brandon McCune, said that “The IFC and the CNU community are going to take a stand against sexual assault and it will begin right now”(2). Consent is So Frat stands with the CNU Greek Community and will help in any way they can as they work to be #brothersforconsent and #sistersforconsent.


Is your fraternity, sorority, or Greek council/system taking a stand against sexual violence and are promoting consent? Contact us at fratconsent@gmail.com, or Tweet/Facebook post to us with the hashtags #brothersforconsent and #sistersforconsent! We’ll be highlighting all of the awesome things you’re doing!

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This entry was posted on October 10, 2014 by .
Consent is So Frat

Making consent and healthy relationships part of what it means to be a fraternity brother or sorority sister.

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