NIC Recognizes Sigma Chi's Unique Educational Program
The National Interfraternity Conference (NIC) has named Sigma Chi International Fraternity a Laurel Wreath award winner for its Crossroads drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. The award recognizes Sigma Chi for the unique program, which was designed with the input of a psychologist who focuses on substance abuse, a juvenile counselor who has worked with high school students struggling with drug and alcohol use and a “professional-in-residence” trained by the Betty Ford Institute. Crossroads is part of Sigma Chi’s Journey chapter development program, and has been delivered to 24 undergraduate chapters so far this 2014 to 2015 academic year.
The Fraternity will receive the award at the NIC’s meeting of its House of Delegates on April 19 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Crossroads program uses experiential learning, live mobile device-based polling and multi-media presentations to educate undergraduates. The intent is to encourage the men to take a leading role in making a culture change that combats drug and alcohol abuse.
The NIC is a trade association that represents 74 international and national men’s fraternities.