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ZTA designed the My Sister, My Responsibility program to create conversation around risk, educate members about the duty of care for themselves and others, and emphasize the mission and purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha.

View ZTA's entire philosophy regarding sexual misconduct and relational violence here

Sisterhood, Safety and Support: Sexual Assault and Relational Violence Prevention

Facilitated Workshop

Introduced in the fall of 2015, My Sister, My Responsibility: Sisterhood, Safety and Support (MSMR: SSS) educational program promotes the development of healthy relationships and supportive social environments for collegiate members. The workshop was created to engage our membership in conversations addressing sexual violence and personal and chapter safety. Through meaningful conversations on this topic, we are committed to leading this conversation and empowering students through strong education and support.  

The workshop is presented by one of ZTA’s trained facilitators. To request the program for your chapter or alumnae group, email harm-reduction@zetataualpha.org.

Social Essentials eBook

Greater knowledge gives you greater power. This new resource is designed as a companion piece to the workshop with the goal of equipping our collegiate members and alumnae with the knowledge that can help them optimize their social life and personal relationships in college and beyond. In addition to navigating the waters of their own lives, they have a powerful role to play in the lives of those around them.

Download now by logging into Z-Learning and selecting the "Read the MSMR e-book" section on the bottom right. 

Additional Resource:

This brief, one-page handout is a guide for members and volunteers dealing with incidents of sexual assault and relational violence and for those supporting sisters or friends who are survivors. 

My Sister, My Responsibility

Experts in the fields of hazing, alcohol education and drug abuse prevention developed 19 workshops for the program’s three components—Hazing Prevention and Confrontation; Teaching Social Responsibility; and Generation Rx. Workshops address the topics from a wide variety of angles, helping women learn how to prevent problematic behavior, hold themselves and others accountable, and reinforce friendship and sisterhood.

Chapters facilitate two Hazing Prevention and Confrontation workshops each year and two Teaching Social Responsibility/Generation Rx programs each year.

Hazing Prevention and Confrontation educates members about hazing and the negative impact it can have on individuals, chapters, and the organization as a whole. It empowers chapter members to prevent and confront hazing and other destructive behaviors, while reinforcing friendship, sisterhood and ZTA values.

Teaching Social Responsibility teaches members how to prevent and confront problematic drinking and hold themselves and others accountable for their actions while showing care and concern for their sisters. It empowers chapter members to avoid incident by embracing positive prevention strategy and the values of ZTA.

Generation Rx focuses on raising awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the potential it has to derail a student's college career and beyond. New workshops will be introduced throughout 2017 and will include a general program abut safe medication practices for life and specific educational resources focusing on the dangers of misusing opioid pain medications and prescription stimulants. 

Each workshop provides a step-by-step facilitation guide, making the program easily presentable by chapter leaders, advisors, volunteers, or campus professionals. The resources readily provide handouts, tools, activities, reflection questions and dialogue for the facilitator.

Chapter evaluations show the program’s success with its first two years of implementation:

  • 93.5% achieved the learning outcomes
  • 98.5% found positive value in the program and a
  • 90% were satisfied or very satisfied with the program
My Sister, My Responsibility Workshops
Hazing Prevention and Confrontation   Teaching Social Responsibility  

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