Commitment to Hazing Prevention

As a chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, we strive to continue the prevention of hazing in all its forms.
The ethical and respectful treatment of all our current and potential members is a foundation of our
values as a chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and as a organization representing the University of Dayton.
On this page, you can find details that make up the policy of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s hazing prevention

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a values based organization and will not tolerate any form of hazing. Sigma
    Alpha Epsilon was founded with the following values in mind friendship, honor, loyalty, and
    fraternity. Anything that goes against those values is unacceptable.
  • Hazing is a violation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s policy and is illegal in most States.
  • Hazing takes various forms, but typically involves physical risks or mental distress through, for
    example, humiliations, intimidation, or demeaning treatment.
  • Hazing can cause significant harm to individuals, groups and the Fraternity.
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon investigates every incident regardless of the severity of the claim.
  • Hazing individuals, regardless of membership status, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon bases its membership experience off of our guiding motto the True Gentleman.
    Hazing is not and should never be a part of that experience.

Hazing is against our Fraternity Laws, as in accordance with Section 47B2. It is defined by the
Fraternity Laws of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in Section 47D5C and states:  

c. Program Content. “The emphasis of all programs shall be on the development of spirit and understanding
of the dignity and worth of each and every individual. The purposes and objectives of all programs shall be
discussed with all participants in advance. Because they are inconsistent with the Ritual and the objectives
of the Fraternity, the following practices specifically and all other similar activities are prohibited at all times
in all Chapters Collegiate: paddling in any form, physical exercises or calisthenics, deprivation of normal
sleep and rest, any form of corporal or mental punishment, “mind games,” the placing of anyone in actual
or simulated peril or jeopardy of health, undignified methods and stunts, wearing humiliating or uncomfortable
attire, dangerous or illegal activities, either private or public quests, treasure hunts and road trips, personal
servitude, and any ordeal that is in poor taste or in any respect indecent or shocking to the moral or religious
scruples or sensibilities of a reasonable person. Participation in or endorsement of such activities is a ground
for expulsion or revocation of a charter or both.”