Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)
What is ASTP?
The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a harm reduction program that provides chapters with an opportunity to have an open and honest discussion about habits and patterns experienced among their chapter and greater community. This program was developed out of research performed at the University of Washington and is now utilized by fraternities, sororities, and universities across the nation. ASTP is a non-judgmental, non-confrontational approach designed with drinkers and non-drinkers in mind. While acknowledging that the only way to completely avoid the negative consequences from drinking is abstinence, ATP gives those who do chose to drink skills to do so in a safer manner.
How can I get ASTP to come to my chapter or colony?
Delta Chi aims to have every chapter and colony witness this program at least once every three years. We will be working with our volunteer facilitators to schedule presentations. If your chapter would like to schedule a presentation and one is not scheduled already, please fill out the form below:
Please keep in mind that resources are limited.
How can I become an ASTP Facilitator?
ASTP facilitators can come from all walks of life. Individuals with experience in intervention are best suited for this program, but virtually anyone can become certified. Great candidates include ABT members, faculty, community members, etc.
Facilitators have to witness a training session with one of the program’s administrators from the University of Washington. These sessions are typically held once a year and space is limited, so be sure to let us know quickly if you are interested.
Volunteers who become certified can expect to spend 2-4 weekends per semester visiting a chapter. The fraternity covers costs associated with training and chapter visits. If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the form below: