The best fraternal experience possible means, first and foremost, that chapters and chapter members are safe. All members of Sigma Tau Gamma are expected to comply with the member safety and wellness policies of the National Fraternity and their university when hosting events and activities.
Member Safety Fees
Each chapter and associate chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma is required to maintain proper insurance coverage and does so by billing members an annual Member Safety Fee. The Member Safety Fee includes standard fraternity chapter liability insurance, the Member Action Protection Program (MAPP), and other costs associated with remaining insured. The annual Member Safety Fee amount is reflected in the National Dues and Fees letter sent to each chapter prior to the start of the fall semester.
Insurance Manual and Other Resources
Do you have a question about who is covered on Sig Tau’s insurance policy? Do you need tips on how to plan a safe chapter event or need additional resources to help plan your event? Sigma Tau Gamma’s Insurance and Claim Manual contains all this and more. For information on the national insurance policy, event planning, and more click below and read the manual in its entirety or continue reading for highlights of several key pieces of the Insurance and Claim Manual.
Member Action Protection Program (MAPP)
Members of collegiate chapters are eligible for additional coverage for injuries or accidents that occur with, or away from, the chapter. While the MAPP acts as secondary coverage and does not include coverage for disease or illness, members seeking additional assistance for an accident or injury may complete and submit the Member Action Protection Program form.
Read more about the MAPP on page eight of the Insurance and Claim Manual.
Proper event planning is critical in making sure functions are as safe as possible for members and guests. Page 16 of the Insurance and Claim Manual provides several resources to assist in event planning, including, but not limited to:
- Event Planning Guide – This guide and the corresponding app will help you think critically about safe event planning. Download the HMEventPlanner App today to utilize this guide from your phone at any time!
- Contract Template for Third-Party Vendors – This template includes the fundamental things a chapter should request of a Third-Party Vendor when retaining the vendor to provide services for a chapter function held at the chapter facility.
- Resources for Sororities and Fraternities – This webpage includes a multitude of resources for event planning, including guidance on what constitutes a chapter event, BYOB checklists, suggested party themes, and more. It’s filled with additional links and educational information relevant to all chapters.
Crisis Management Plan
Having a plan to respond to an emergency situation is critical for every chapter hosting an event or function. A Crisis Management Plan, like Sig Tau’s can help you be prepared in case of an emergency.