Sigma Tau Gamma Policy Statement on Hazing and Pre-initiation Activities

Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, inc. ® 
Enacted November 20, 1988 

Board of Directors Resolution  

WHEREAS, in Sigma Tau Gamma, true fraternalism is nurtured in an atmosphere of social and moral responsibility, respect for duly constituted authority, and loyalty to the Principles of the Fraternity; and 

WHEREAS, the unauthorized introduction of pre-initiation activities and hazing is destructive to true fraternalism; therefore be it 

RESOLVED, that Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity reaffirms its commitment to the ideals upon which it was founded and its opposition to destructive behavior; and further 

RESOLVED, that each chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity be admonished to initiate new members with strict adherence to the Ceremony of Initiation as prescribed in the Ritual Manual of the Fraternity, and further 

RESOLVED, that no chapter shall conduct any pre-initiation activities or modify the prescribed ritual of the Fraternity in any manner, and further 

RESOLVED, that no chapter or member of the Fraternity, whether a college member or alumnus, shall engage in the practice of hazing, as defined by the Code of Conduct of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, and further 

RESOLVED, that violation of this policy will be cause for the expulsion of guilty individuals from the Fraternity or the suspension of the charter and closing of guilty chapter or both, and further 

RESOLVED, that this resolution be distributed to all chapter presidents and chapter advisors, and that these officers of the Fraternity be charged with communicating the contents of this resolution with the members of their respective chapters. 

Enacted by Resolution of the Board of Directors, assembled in regular session on November 20, 1988. 

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