What is Hazing?
Greek Life has long been tainted by its association with
hazing rituals. While organizations throughout the Greek community continue
to be brought up on allegations of hazing, many Multicultural Greek Organizations
take a firm stance against hazing, and have written Anti-Hazing policies.
Hazing is not an issue to be taken lightly, and can be stopped by educating
yourself on your university's anti-hazing policy, and through a conscience
effort by groups to create alternatives to this destructive method of
Hazing as defined by the Fraternity Insurance Purchasing
Group (FIPG) is....
"Any action taken or situation created, intentionally,
whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical
discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities
may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling
in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological
shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other
such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the
chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not
normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally
degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities
which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the
regulations and policies of the educational institution."