Alternatives to Hazing

  • Develop chapter unity - Involve new members in chapter committees, have active/new member class retreats, play sports with mixed teams of new and initiated members.
  • Promote scholarship - Utilize  tutoring services, designate quiet hours on your floor, invite college speakers to discuss test-taking skills, study methods, etc.
  • Instill a sense of brotherhood/sisterhood - Plan special events for the entire chapter, e.g., attend a  movie, play, or professional sports game, go hiking or biking, etc.
  • Build awareness of chapter history - Invite an older alumnus/a to talk about chapter's early days.
  • Develop leadership - Assign new members to a committee, encourage participation in other campus activities, and utilize campus leadership workshops and retreats.
  • Involve new members in the community - Visit a nursing home or youth center.  Get involved in volunteer service activities.
The World Within Reach

Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.