Delta Gamma Policies


  No Hazing Policy



  No Hazing Policy  

  The purpose of Delta Gamma is embodied in our philosophy and includes four basic goals:  
  to provide friendship; to promote cultural and educational interests; to have a sense of social responsibility; and to develop the best qualities of character.  
  Hazing corrupts the true meaning of fraternity life. It negates the values of loyalty, hope, trust, supportive friendship, kindness, and compassion that Delta Gamma affirms.  
  The moral integrity of the chapter is inseparable from the conduct of its members, and because of this, we hold members and new members individually accountable for their actions and the actions of the chapter.  
  Because Delta Gamma supports the integrity and dignity of women, basic human rights, decency, honor, gracious living, and positive reinforcement of each other, there is no place for hazing (which is negative and archaic) in our Fraternity of women.  
  Chapters are not permitted to impose menial or personal tasks or to allow any form of hazing.  
  Any chapter officer responsible for allowing such activities shall be removed from office.  
  Any member or new member planning or participating in a hazing activity shall have her membership immediately reviewed which may result in expulsion or termination.  
  Hazing is defined as:  
  any act or tradition that endangers the physical, mental or emotional well-being of a new member and/or member.  
  any act or tradition that requests, encourages or suggests violation of city, county, state or national law.  
  any act or tradition that is mentally or physically degrading.  
  any act or tradition that requires a personal or menial task of a new member and/or member, regardless of location, intent, or consent of the participants.  
  Delta Gamma policy states that no alcoholic beverages may be served or stored on Delta Gamma property. The Council of Delta Gamma recommends that alcohol awareness and educational programs be an ongoing and integral part of each collegiate chapter's programming throughout the year. Council encourages members to identify with the concepts of responsible drinking and individual choice.  

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