Theta Pi Epsilon Sorority seeks to foster a safe and healthy environment built on mutual respect and trust. At the very basis of Theta Pi Epsilons mission is the recognition of the essential dignity and worth of each member of our organization. Hazing is a serious violation of these principles. We encourage all members and potential members of Theta Pi Epsilon to be aware of the serious nature of hazing and challenges its members to work together to prevent its occurrence.
Definition of Hazing
Hazing is defined as “any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any organization. The term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property. For purposes of this definition, any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be ‘forced’ activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.”
Hazing Policy Violations
Any individual or chapter found to be in violation of Theta Pi Epsilons Anti-Hazing policy will result in suspension, expulsion or revocation of the chapter's charter. In addition to these punishments a fine may also be imposed.
In addition, hazing activities may result in the imposition of civil and criminal penalties for individuals and/or chapters.