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SMARRT Program

The mission of Students Meeting About Risk and Responsibility Training (SMARRT) is to promote a Culture of Care in the Greek community, where every member takes responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing as well as the safety and wellbeing of every other Greek student. SMARRT is run by a group of Greek student leaders who create educational programs and initiatives about issues facing the Greek community. The most well-known SMARRT programs are the one-hour topic-specific training programs led by two undergraduate Greek SMARRT leaders.

Chapter officers can request these programs online by emailing (more specific information on requests below) and will converse with the SMARRT leaders prior to the training to discuss goals and expectations. The four overall training topics that can be tailored to fit your chapter are Policy and Procedures, SMARRT Substance, SMARRT Sex, and SMARRT Self.

SMARRT Substance

This program, previously known as Alcohol and Other Drugs, looks at the psychological, social, and physical reasons for substance use and impacts of substance abuse. Program participants will discuss how to make SMARRT choices around substances and how to help other Greek students to do the same. Individual training sessions can be tailored to chapter goals, including reducing the amount of drug use in a chapter, stopping underage drinking, planning safe alcohol-related events, or other topics that the chapter will provide.


Taking a holistic look at all issues dealing with sex and sexuality, SMARRT Sex goes beyond the previous Sexual Assault conversations. SMARRT Sex leaders are trained to discuss everything from how to have an emotionally healthy relationship to safe sex tips to supporting a sexual assault survivor.


Previously known as healthy living and wellness, the SMARRT Self leaders look at all aspects of personal wellbeing. They are ready to discuss exercise, healthy eating, sleep, stress, mental health, or other topics that come up with the chapter. This conversation can be influential in helping chapter members better manage their time and take care of themselves beyond the classroom walls.

SMARRT Policy and Procedures

This interactive training discussed Fraternal Information and Programming Group(FIPG) policy, CWRU policy, and Greek Life procedures. The program is focused on safety and legal liability in all aspects of the Greek experience. Chapter members are provided with real case studies from CWRU and other schools. It is our hope that each training participant will walk away with a better understanding of the policies and the safety reasons behind those policies.

Requesting a Presentation

To request a program please email Please include the topic area with as much detail as you can. Also, the group the presentation is for, and at least two potential times for the presentation. If you are having issues with setting up a presentation you can also email Jamie Linn at All your requests should be submitted two weeks before the event to give SMARRT leaders time to tailor the training to your specific group.

Interested in Becoming a SMARRT Leader?

If you have any questions about the application process or becoming a SMARRT Leader please email Mel Dickey at

General Questions?

Contact Mel Dickey, Manager for Culture of Care at

A SMAART Overview: Policies and Procedures

Members of the Greek community at Case Western Reserve University are expected to be familiar with several different policies as outlined below. After reviewing the policies the SMARRT Policy and Procedures Quiz will provide you an opportunity to apply these policies to several scenarios. If you have any questions please contact Associate Director of Greek Life Amie Jackson.

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