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There is a new standard in fraternity/sorority life. Educational programs must now achieve specific learning objectives. Initiatives must be grounded in theory and proven as best practice. The evidence must demonstrate a positive impact on the student experience. In the face of these new standards, RISE helps you get it right. We create resources that make life easier for you and your students. We deliver effective and engaging learning experiences. We unravel complex problems in order to identify fundamental solutions. We develop strategies for positive change. Whether the issue is hazing, alcohol, community success, leadership, or student engagement, we help you do your best work to meet the increasing expectations in the field.

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Learn About Our Work

RISE helps students, volunteers, and professionals do their best work by building knowledge and skills and unraveling the most difficult problems. Bringing expertise from a variety of fields, RISE staff members combine research, evidence, and best practices to find new and better ways to advance fraternity and sorority communities. Learn more about our work here.

Simplify Complexity

We help you make sense of complex issues and find a clear path forward.

Gain Expertise

Our team members are some of the most talented and well-informed professionals in their subject area.

Build Capacity

Our goal is to equip you with knowledge, skills, and resources to have a greater impact.


In every project we conduct a local analysis, consult research and best practice, and evaluate the results.

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Take advantage of our team’s broad range of expertise on issues and topics within higher education, and add their talent to your tool kit. Visit our Contact page to learn more about their skills, experience, and background.

  • Curriculum Design
  • Strategy
  • Assessment
  • Change Management
  • Prevention
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Student Development
  • and more…

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