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anti-hazing policy

Gamma Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. strictly prohibits hazing in any form whether physical or mental as a term or condition of membership in the organization. Hazing is illegal and a crime in most jurisdictions. Candidates to the organization should participate only in the sanctioned membership process of the fraternity. Candidates must not agree to submit to hazing in order to obtain fraternity membership.

Candidates must not submit themselves, or agree to submit themselves, to any membership activities that are prohibited by the fraternity. Members of Gamma Alpha Psi are forbidden from requiring any candidate to engage in prohibited membership activities. Members of Gamma Alpha Psi are not authorized to require any candidate to engage in prohibited membership activities.

Hazing is to be defined as: “Any act of physical, mental, or emotional intimidation, which has the potential to place participants in harm's way.”

 

To clarify, the following are acts considered to constitute hazing according to Gamma Alpha Psi Policy:

  • Any form of violence toward a candidate for Membership, or a Member of the Fraternity, to include, yet not be limited to:

    • Beating, hurting by punching, kicking, choking, scratching, cutting, etc., or causing said individuals to inflict such acts upon themselves or others. 

  • Any form of mental or emotional intimidation, including, yet not limited to, humiliation, ritualistic torture, degradation, unnecessary fits of rage, forced sexual acts and/or harassment, etc. Any forced participation in acts or ideologies that might negatively impact the candidate or member, such as:

    • Thievery, extreme physical exertion, deprivation of sleep, food, or drink, or of the ability to access any such necessities, depraved acts towards citizens or Members, the acquiescence of personal property, extreme abuse of reasonable time constraints, etc. 
       

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