the leading social impact education innovator, today announced the
winners of the 2019 EVERFI Impact Awards, which recognize institutions
of higher education that have demonstrated excellence in comprehensive
alcohol abuse, sexual assault, and hazing prevention efforts. The EVERFI
Impact Award recognizes an organization’s commitment to creating safe
and healthy college campuses by implementing evidence-based practices.
This year’s winners were selected based on three categories: Excellence
in Alcohol Prevention, Excellence in Fraternity and Sorority Life, and
Excellence in Sexual Assault Prevention. Winners in each category are:
Excellence in Alcohol Prevention — Ohio University, University
at Buffalo, Wake Forest University
Excellence in Fraternity and Sorority Life — Sigma Nu, Zeta
Excellence in Sexual Assault Prevention — Amherst
College, Centre College, University of Chicago, University of
Delaware, University of Rochester
Institutions of higher education and national Greek letter organizations
that belong to the Campus
Prevention Network are eligible to receive the award. Winners of the
award are selected based on the results of their Alcohol Diagnostic
Inventory (ADI), Fraternity and Sorority Diagnostic Inventory (FASDI),
or Sexual Assault Diagnostic Inventory (SADI) — comprehensive,
evidence-informed assessments of a school or organization’s prevention
programs and practices. Additional selection criteria include interviews
with prevention experts and a careful review of each institution’s
accomplishments from the previous year.
“EVERFI Impact Award winners have committed to the highest standards in
prevention, paving a path for creating safer, healthier campus
communities, and providing a roadmap to help drive the change that every
campus wishes to see,” said Rob Buelow, vice president, Impact and
Education, EVERFI. “Our research shows that best-in-class institutions
consistently invest significant resources and staff to help further
their prevention efforts; they also engage in formal strategic planning
processes to guide prevention efforts and investments.”
EVERFI Impact Award winners consistently demonstrate a dedication to
prevention efforts that exceed their peer institutions. For example,
2019 EVERFI Impact Award winners spend, on average, three times more
per student on prevention efforts than peer institutions with a spend
of $14.44 vs $4.78, respectively.
2019 EVERFI Impact Award winners average one full-time equivalent
(FTE) dedicated to prevention per every 4,979 students vs
non-recognized universities, which dedicate one FTE per 9,191 students.
87.5% of 2019 EVERFI Impact Award winners have engaged in a formal
strategic planning process to inform and guide prevention efforts
while only 46% of non-recognized institutions/organizations have
undertaken the same process.
100% of 2019 EVERFI Impact Award winners have undertaken a
comprehensive review and examination of their policies related to
prevention vs 84% of non-recognized institutions/organizations.
100% of 2019 EVERFI Impact Award winners have articulated specific,
measurable goals for improving prevention efforts compared to only 45%
of non-recognized peer institutions/organizations.
EVERFI Impact Award winners will be recognized during the annual Campus
Prevention Network Summit, taking place in Nashville, Tenn. June
10-12. EVERFI’s Campus Prevention Network provides tools, resources, and
insights to help colleges and universities drive lasting, large-scale
To learn more about the Campus Prevention Network please visit https://everfi.com/networks/campus-prevention-network/.
About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education technology company that provides
learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative
and scalable digital learning including topics like Financial Education,
Digital Citizenship, STEM Career Readiness, Diversity and Inclusion,
Entrepreneurship, Character Education, and Health and Wellness. Founded
in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
subscription model and has reached over 30 million learners in critical
skill areas. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms
are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google
Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Advance
Publications, Rethink Education, and Rethink Impact. The EVERFI
Education Network powers more than 3,500 partners in their education
initiatives across all 50 states and Canada. To learn more about EVERFI
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About the Campus Prevention Network
Prevention Network is a nationwide initiative of more than 1,500
institutions dedicated to creating safer, healthier campus communities.
Any college or university may join the Campus Prevention Network at no
cost by agreeing to take a pledge to adopt the highest standards of
prevention related to critical health and safety challenges–including
sexual and relationship violence, alcohol and other drugs, diversity and
inclusion, and mental health and wellness–and to assess the progress
and impact of their efforts. Through the Campus Prevention Network,
colleges and universities will have access to prevention best practices,
regulatory compliance expertise, ongoing professional development, and
groundbreaking prevention research. Campuses can join the network and
take the pledge here.