“Campus life seems to attract abuse and dependency
on alcohol and other drugs and Sigma Chi is
dedicated to making a difference in the lives of
our young Sigs. Choices alone cannot solve this
problem but it's a good start.””
ROB REIFSCHNEIDER, San Diego State 1957
Founder of Sigma Chi/Betty Ford Alliance
“The purpose of the Choices program is, through
the partnership with the Betty Ford Institute, to
provide fact-based information to brothers about the
use of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.
The goal is that they will make informed decisions
regarding abuse and potential addiction to alcohol,
marijuana and prescription drugs in a supportive,
non-judgmental teaching environment. This should
include not only a personal decision, but also include
how one models the way for others.”
Alumni Educating Undergraduates to Battle Alcohol Use and Abuse,
Prescription and Recreational Drug Abuse, Suicide and Depression
In partnership with the world-renowned Betty Ford Center, Sigma Chi trains and
deploys alumni to help battle critical issues facing our undergraduate brothers.
Choices addresses substance abuse, and will soon incorporate suicide and depression
education. The Choices program was developed specifically for our undergraduate
Sigma Chi brothers.
Trained alumni lead the workshop-style course. In addition to learning the risks and
warning signs, undergraduates are taught how to monitor their own and others' actions
in a safe and accountable environment.
This past year, the Choices program was presented to over 50 Chapters, including
several Province Conferences, reaching 2,131 Undergraduates. Several of the
presentations were to the entire Greek community on campus. The Sigma Chi/Betty
Ford Alliance also received the North American Interfraternity Conference Laurel
Wreath Award—in recognition of the unique program, its community outreach, and
influence within the fraternal world.
Objectives of Choices/Crossroads:
- Battle the issues of alcohol abuse,
drug abuse, suicide and depression.
- Provide resources and accountability
techniques to help undergraduates
make informed decisions.
For up-to-date information on the activitives of the Choices/Crossroads program, visit their website at http://www.sigmachicrossroads.com/