Initiation Program Review
Each term your chapter should conduct an Initiation Program Review to ensure all activities, events and tasks are free from any elements that are considered hazing. Use the following questions as a guide when your chapter conducts a review of your initiation program. If you answer no to any question, the activity should be eliminated or re-evaluated.
- Is this activity an educational experience?
- Does this activity promote and conform to the ideal and values of Phi Sigma Pi?
- Will this activity increase initiate’s respect for Phi Sigma Pi and its members?
- Is it an activity that initiates and members can participate in together?
- Would you be willing to allow the University President to witness this activity?
- Does the activity have value?
- Would you be able to defend it in a court of law?
Phi Sigma Pi's Anti-Hazing Policy
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity does not condone physical or mental (emotional) hazing of any kind, by any definition. The Grand Chapter strictly prohibits the hazing of individuals involved in any fraternity activities, including initiation as stated in our National Constitution (insert reference):
“Hazing shall be defined as, but not limited to, any action taken or situation created, intentionally, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment and ridicule. The actions and situations include, but are not limited to: paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shock, scavenger hunts which involve illegal activities, one-way road trips which leave an individual to find return transportation, wearing apparel at any time or location which is not appropriate, required engagement in public stunts or buffoonery, morally degrading games or humiliating activities, compulsory consumption of any alcoholic beverages or controlled substances or non-controlled substances, and any other activities which are not consistent with the regulations and policies of the sheltering institution, or behavior considered as unbecoming of a Member of Phi Sigma Pi.”