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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 intiation.

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."

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