FASTforWARD is an initiative that has been developed to specifically address wellness issues among students in the Greek community at EMU. Fraternities and Sororities Together for Wellness and Responsible Decision-making, also known as FASTforWARD, is a new strategy including a series of programs designed to address concerns involving alcohol awareness and confrontation, mental health, healthy diet and exercise, sexual assault, and gender roles in the social environment. This campaign will also utilize a variety of avenues for generating awareness of these issues within the community in addition to promoting healthy decision making.  Any chapter that has 80% of their members attend the 4 core programs in a calendar year will be recognized as a Five Star FASTforWARD Chapter. 


Five Star FASTforWARD Chapters 2016-2017

Delta Tau Delta

FASTforWARD Peer Educators

  • Central to the success of this campaign will be the role of the FASTforWARD Peer Educators. These leaders within the Fraternity and Sorority community will take on the following commitments:
  • Serve as peer facilitators for FASTforWARD programming series
  • Serve as a contact within chapters for issues related to health and wellness
  • Be positive role models of healthy behaviors within the Fraternity and Sorority community
  • Advocate and promote FASTforWARD programs and initiatives within the Fraternity and Sorority community
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of FASTforWARD programs and initiatives

Fill out the application below if you are interested in being a FASTforWARD Peer Educator!

FASTforWARD Peer Educator Application



FASTforWARD Programming Series


The following programs are available for you to
request to bring to your chapter meetings:

Request a Program Here


*Policies Affecting You (Core Program) - Peer Education Team

This presentation will make participants aware of the many policies that affect members of social Greek letter organizations at EMU, including FIPG's Risk Management Policy, the Greek Life Social Policy, and the Student Conduct Code Special Provisions for Greek Life members.  Students will learn about these policies in a fun, game-show format, and also have the chance to ask any questions about current policy change and other local/state laws.  Students will also analyze the similarities and differences between FIPG and our community Social Policy.  

Academic Wellness - Peer Educator Team

This program is as perfect for the chapter looking to make an academic turnaround as it is for the chapter looking to maintain the high standards they have already achieved. This one hour session will give individual members tools to improve their academic ability by helping to connect them with, and educate them on the use of the academic support resources on our campus.

Financial Wellness - Peer Education Team

For many students, college is a sizable financial investment. It's unfortunate that young adults are making so many large financial decisions at a time in their lives when they have little experience doing so! This program seeks to educate students on some of the "unknown unknowns" and rudimentary money management around credit cards and student loans. Perhaps paying dues on time might not be so hard after this session!

*Combat apathy within your chapter? (Core Program) - Peer Educator Team

The idea that every member of an organization will be equally committed and engaged is a fantasy. But how do you minimize apathy within your chapter and get the most participation? This program will spark conversations amongst your chapter members about what motivates them and will get to the bottom of why they aren't participating in activities.

Personal Safety - Department of Public Safety

** These programs are available on weekdays only.**

  • Alcohol & Drug awareness
  • Building security/facility survey
  • Campus Safety
  • Commuter/Travel Safety
  • Computer Safety
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Fraud/Theft Prevention Awareness
  • Mock Drunk Driving Arrest/Fatal Vision
  • Property Engraving
  • Robbery Prevention
  • Personal Safety/Self-Defense
  • Sexual Assault/Date Rape Awareness
  • Stalking Awareness
  • Staff and Student Training
  • Theft Prevention
  • SAFE
  • Emergency procedures
  • EMU PD as a resource
  • Rape Aggression Defense for Women and Men
    • Basic
    • Aerosol
    • Keychain
    • Advanced


The following events are available at the listed dates and times.
Please use the listed links to register to attend:


*How to Help a Friend (Core Program) - Dr. Debbie Simpson, Counseling and Psychological Services

Our students are dealing with many issues, from stress and anxiety to serious depression, and many things in between. This program will help you to learn how to recognize signs that someone you care about may be struggling with a problem. You will also learn skills to be a positive support system for your brothers and sisters by intervening in an appropriate way and connecting them with help on campus.

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 4:00pm-5:30pm - 348 McKenny - Register to attend here.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 5:00pm-6:30pm - 360 Student Center - Register to attend here. 

*How to Help A Friend: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) (Core Program) - Dr. Debbie Simpson, Counseling and Psychological Services

A suicide prevention training that focuses on learning how to recognize warning signs of suicide, how to question someone about thoughts of suicide, persuading someone to seek help, and referring to available help/resources. 

         Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 4:00pm-5:30pm - 348 McKenny -  Register to attend here.

*Inclusive Conversations in the Greek Community (Core Program) - Mary Larkin, Department of Diversity and Community Involvement

This interactive training covers LGBTQ terms, resources, and the impact of our current political climate. Help us to create and sustain a campus climate that is inclusive of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:00pm-7:30pm - Location TBD - Register to attend here. 
Friday, February 9, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm - Location TBD - Register to attend here. 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm - Location TBD - Register to attend here.

Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045