Does Your Chapter Haze?

Check the items you would label as hazing activities:

  • Requiring new members to wear specific clothing.

  • Forced calisthenics, e.g. sit-ups and push-ups, and purposeless runs for the sake of creating "unity."

  • Using obscenities, yelling, or screaming at pledges.

Bid Night, Brain Injuries, and Hazing Allegations: Joe S. v. SC Fraternity, et al.

Case study based on an actual Sigma Chi lawsuit, illustrating the potential impact of legal action against the chapter and its executive officers. In this case study, find the known facts and the sordid speculation that cost the chapter several years of depositions and other legal obligations, while costing the RMF program more than $100,000. Legal analysis from RMF defense counsel included.

RMF Insurance Program Hazing Exclusion

Many of you are aware that hazing is not covered under the Risk Management Foundation insurance policy. Specifically, the policy states:

It is hereby understood and agreed that this insurance does not apply to BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE and/or PERSONAL INJURY arising directly or indirectly out of HAZING. 

Tips For a Successful Pledge Program - Video (6:45)

As Grand Praetor and RMF Treasurer, Mark Burroughs, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1979, talks about the important role that risk management plays in the pledge process, including tips to reduce risk by working proactively with your brothers and directly with university administration. 

 

Hazing - Zero Tolerance Policy and Q&A

In 2005 Sigma Chi instituted a Zero-Tolerance policy on Hazing. This is the first time that Sigma Chi has imposed a policy. This also created a new definition of hazing and established more aggressive procedures and processes for addressing alleged violations. Below are few questions and answers about the policy.