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GAMMA


About GAMMA

gamma Our Mission Statement
To live as responsible role models and encourage the mature management of alcohol among our peers and the Greek community. To promote a positive portrayal of Greek life by holding ourselves, our brothers, and our sisters to a higher standard.

About Us
GAMMA stands for Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol. We are a student organization advised by the Wellness Resource Center. GAMMA provides continuous education regarding health and safety topics affecting Greek students, particularly responsible alcohol use. GAMMA's various educational opportunities throughout the year promote attitudinal and behavioral changes within the Greek community, while raising funds for our beneficiary, the McCambridge Center.

A Note For All GAMMA Events
We are very passionate about the mission and values of GAMMA. All participating chapters are expected to uphold these beliefs and act accordingly at all GAMMA events. GAMMA reserves the right to deduct points or revoke chapter participation if chapters are found to be acting irresponsibly in any manner, including, but not limited to, alcohol consumption.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is GAMMA?
GAMMA stands for Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol. Committee members of GAMMA represent different Greek chapters from the Mizzou Campus. GAMMA's main event is GAMMAJam, a dance competition in the fall. GAMMA also hosts events, service days, and supports Alcohol Responsibility Month. GAMMA works with the Wellness Resource Center to increase alcohol education and educate the Greek community as well as the entire campus about alcohol safety. All of GAMMA's proceeds go to benefit the McCambridge Center in Columbia.

What is GAMMA's stance on underage drinking?
GAMMA promotes alcohol safety and making educated decisions while drinking. This includes helping friends or peers in trouble and being proactive. GAMMA is not against underage drinking, but instead promotes safety and health among Mizzou's student body.

Who benefits from GAMMA?
While GAMMA's main mission is to advocate alcohol responsibility within Mizzou's greek community, the organization also works in conjunction with the Wellness Resource Center and the McCambridge Center to promote alcohol safety in the Columbia community.

What are symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning?
The symptoms of alcohol poisoning are confusion, vomiting, seizures, slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute), irregular breathing, blue-tinged skin or pale skin, low body temperature (hypothermia), unconsciousness ("passing out"). It is not necessary for all of these symptoms to be present before you seek help. A person who is unconscious or can't be roused is at risk of dying.

What do I do if someone I know has alcohol poisoning?


If you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning, even if you do not see the classic signs or symptoms, seek immediate medical care. In an emergency, follow these instructions:

  1. If the person is unconscious, breathing less than eight times a minute or has repeated, uncontrolled vomiting, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Keep in mind that even when someone is unconscious or has stopped drinking, alcohol continues to be released into the bloodstream and the level of alcohol in the body continues to rise. Never assume that a person will "sleep off" alcohol poisoning.
  2. If the person is conscious, call 800-222-1222, and you'll automatically be routed to your local poison control center. The staff at the poison control center or emergency call center can instruct you as to whether you should take the person directly to a hospital. All calls to poison control centers are confidential.
  3. Be prepared to provide information. If you know, be sure to tell hospital or emergency personnel the kind and amount of alcohol the person ingested, and when.
  4. Don't leave an unconscious person alone. While waiting for help, don't try to make the person vomit. People who have alcohol poisoning have an impaired gag reflex and may choke on their own vomit or accidentally inhale (aspirate) vomit into their lungs, which could cause a fatal lung injury.

Links

  1. STRIPES: http://stripes.missouri.edu
  2. BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) Calculator: http://www.bloodalcoholcalculator.org

Meet the GAMMA Committees

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Special Events


The Special Events committee is responsible for planning, staffing, and promoting special events that take place throughout the year such as; GAMMA Jam, CHAD Run, and Alcohol Responsibility Month. This committee puts in a great amount of time to ensure the success for each event by being a group of motivated, energetic, and dedicated members.

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Public Relations


The Public Relations committee works diligently to inform the Greek community of GAMMA events using various outlets throughout the year. This committee does so by designing and selling merchandise, maintaining all social media platforms, and developing creative ways to share information. This team is composed of talented, creative, and detail-oriented individuals and keep the GAMMA image alive.

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Programming


The Programming committee works hard to educate Greek chapters on alcohol safety and awareness throughout the year. Members of this team are great public speakers and have experience in peer leadership. Discussing alcohol on a University campus is not an easy task and this team has dedicated themselves to rising to the challenge.

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Greeks Raising the Bar


The Greeks Raising the Bar committee is responsible for designing programs, staffing wellness events, and promoting the incentivized programming curriculum. The goal of this committee is to reach as many Greek members as possible in efforts to keep the community safe. This team is dedicated to encouraging the Greek community to combat the troubles regard alcohol on a University Campus and do so by being driven, enthusiastic, and pragmatic.