Hazing Prevention

Sigma Tau Gamma was founded with the understanding that all men are social creatures and that friendships made in college are lasting ones. Believing that a social Fraternity must be dedicated to the highest ideals of manhood and brotherhood. With such high ideals, there is no time or tolerance in Sigma Tau Gamma for hazing. Our ideals and, in particular, the Path of Principles directly contradicts hazing. Any chapter or member found in violation of hazing policies will have membership rights and responsibilities revoked.

National Hazing Prevention Week – Resource and Planning Guide – College Edition (PDF)

Path of Principles

Hazing is defined as:
“Any action was 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 other such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter hours; 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 academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution or applicable state law.”

National Collaborative for Hazing Research