COLUMBIA — Greek life practices related to alcohol, drugs, hazing, recruitment and retention will be scrutinized by an outside higher education consultant, the Office of Greek Life announced this week.
The decision to hire Dyad Strategies for $22,000 was made by Vice Chancellor for Operations Gary Ward and the Office of Greek Life, said Liz McCune, associate director of the MU News Bureau. Ward is also interm vice chancellor for student affairs.
Dyad Strategies counsels fraternities and sororities at more than 25 universities nationwide, including Ole Miss, Cornell University and the University of Georgia.
"It’s a very typical thing that we do for campuses, several (times) a year,” Gentry McCreary, CEO of Dyad Strategies, said of this fall’s external review.
McCune stated in an email that Ward and the Office of the General Counsel chose the consultant to compare MU's system with others nationwide and to access policies and procedures.
McCune said Dyad Strategies has been charged with looking at:
- Social event policies and procedures, including policies related to alcohol and drugs.
- Organizational conduct policies and procedures.
- Policies and procedures related to hazing.
- Policies and procedures related to Greek housing.
- Greek recruitment and retention rates.
- Trainings and workshops provided for Greek members.
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