Halloween is here and so is the season of social gatherings. While you are eating unlimited amounts of candy, watching your favorite scary movie, and picking out the perfect costume, you must remember you are a man of Nobility. It is important to remain respectful and safe and represent the Principles of Sigma Tau Gamma in the best ways possible.
Costumes can cross the line between creative and insensitive. As Noble Gentlemen of Sig Tau, we must be mindful of the costumes that we choose to wear and the themes of events we attend. Please be conscientious of what you wear this Halloween season. What might seem harmless to you may be offensive and hurtful to others. Please avoid costumes or themes that stereotype certain groups, particular cultures, race, or gender.
Remember, if you are questioning the offensive nature of a potential costume, it’s always better to abstain and choose a different costume. It is simply not up to you to decide if something is offensive to others.
If someone shows up to an event in something inappropriate, send them home and do not let them represent your chapter in such fashion. Do not take on the liability of their costume. The liability for you or your chapter is not worth the potential consequences.
As a final reminder, please make sure all your events or those hosted by your members are in line with our member safety and wellness policy and don’t forget to hold your brothers to a higher standard. Just because you’re not wearing a shield or a chevron, does mean you are not still wearing your letters.
ABOUT SIGMA TAU GAMMA FRATERNITY
Founded at the University of Central Missouri on June 28, 1920, Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity celebrated 100 years of brotherhood in 2020. In the last 100 years, the organization has called 198 campuses home and has more than 73,000 initiated members. With a current presence on 63 campuses from coast to coast, our membership includes nearly 2,500 undergraduate men. The Headquarters, which is home to the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit http://sigtau.org for additional information.