Anti-Hazing Information

Alpha Psi Lambda does not encourage, condone or tolerate hazing in any form. We believe that Associate Member and Member educational programs should be of a positive and constructive nature and is unequivocally opposed to hazing because it does not add positively to the Associate Member's or Member's understanding of the history, purposes or traditions of the Fraternity.

Hazing Policy

No Chapter or member shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Hazing activities are defined as: Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule by or to a Member or Associate Member. Such activities may include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Any form of physical exercise, such as calisthenics, required work out sessions or running.
  2. Any activity that might conceivably bring physical harm to the individual.
  3. Any required consumption of any liquid or solid matter.
  4. Any requirement that challenges an individual’s genuine moral and/or religious beliefs.
  5. Requiring the Associate Members to walk in a line, walk with their arms locked or line up in public.
  6. Placing an Associate Member on social probation during the Membership Intake Process. Social probation includes, but is not limited to: prohibiting Associate Members from communicating with anyone besides members of Alpha Psi Lambda, restricting Associate Members from attending non-Fraternity events or limiting where an Associate Members may go, prohibiting dating (having a boyfriend or girlfriend), forcing Associate Members to alter their normal appearance (i.e. no make-up allowed), forcing a dry process for those that are of legal age, or requiring Associate Members to live together.
  7. Kidnappings, stranding or transporting any Associate Member against his/her will. Forced or required road trips.
  8. Paddling, paddle swats, or any other striking, beating, or hitting or threat of.
  9. Verbal threats, abusive language, derogatory comments, profanity or harassment.
  10. Call outs – Unscheduled activities in which Associate Members are asked to meet at a location at a certain time by the membership within the next 24 hours. All activities and meetings with the Associate Members must be scheduled in advance.
  11. Members requesting Associate Members to conduct personal errands for them (servitude).
  12.  Use of alcohol and/or drugs.
  13. Creation of excessive fatigue, by such means as sleep deprivation, physical activity or conducting activities that require an unreasonable amount of time.
  14. Wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste.
  15. Engaging in public stunts and buffoonery.
  16. Activities that are sexual in nature, including use of pornography or exotic dancers.
  17. Any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution or applicable state law.