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Risk Management

Resources, policies & programming for a safe community

The presence of high risk alcohol use and substance abuse is an unfortunate reality on many college campuses.  To combat this reality at DePauw, the University administration and Greek community have partnered to create a culture of harm reduction and care for our students.  Working together to develop policy and programming, our effort is to create an atmosphere which places student safety and well-being as the paramount concern for our fraternities, sororities and the rest of the DePauw community.

Campus Living and Community Development works with student leadership to help maintain compliance with all of their governing organizations’ risk management procedures.  The University event management procedure provides a framework for our students to host safe and responsible events falling in line with University, headquarters and FIPG policies.  Listed below are the risk management guidelines for FIPG and the event management procedure at DePauw University.  Other materials may be available at request by e-mailing glc@depauw.edu.

Event Management & Registration Information

To provide fraternities, sororities and other residential units on campus with a framework to be proactive in their risk management strategies, DePauw requires certain steps to be taken in order to host social events on campus.  The document below includes the specific event registration procedures for Greek chapters, University owned houses and apartments (UOAH) and Rector Village suites. 

UOAH & Rector Village Event Registration Guidelines

Fraternity & Sorority Information

If you are planning to host a Fraternity or Sorority social event, please contact the Alcohol Initiatives Office to complete the online form and submit a Risk Management Plan. Please e-mail Julia Sutherlin for additional information on the process or visit Campus Life - Union Building 002. 

Risk Management Contact Information

NamePositionPhone NumberE-mail Address
Julia Sutherlin Assistant Dean of Campus Life and Director of Alcohol Initiatives 765.658.5473 juliaSutherlin@depauw.edu 
JC Lopez Director of Campus Living & Community Development 765.658.4500 jclopez@depauw.edu
Charlene Shrewsberry Director of Public Safety 765.658.5555 adnally@depauw.edu
Nate Spangle Vice President of Risk Management, Interfraternity Council 765.658.4500 ifc@depauw.edu
Summer Assad Vice President of Risk Management, Panhellenic Council 765.658.4500 panhellenic@depauw.edu

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