Policy on Hazing


Delta Phi Delta states its position in support of higher education and inspirational programs and inserts a voice to the opposition of hazing and pre-initiation activities that do no contribute to the positive development and the welfare of pledges/members.
Because hazing and other pre-initiation have not been rejected and done away with completely in membership intake activities and therefore remain a thorn to the well-being of the Fraternity System, we the members of Delta Phi Delta will not haze but participate in pre-initiation activities.


The Policy:

Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity defines hazing as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities and situations includes paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside the confines of the house; wearing public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, late work sessions, which interfere with scholastic activities and other activities which are not consistent with the fraternal law, ritual or any policy of any local state or federal laws. Hazing is forbidden by the National Organizations Constitution and by public: laws of various States.

 

Furthermore, chapters are required to follow the Delta Phi Delta Guide to Membership Intake.