OFFICIAL STATEMENT AGAINST HAZING
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., has a membership intake policy, which forbids all forms of hazing. Each prospective member is advised in writing that membership in Zeta does not require subjecting oneself to hazing.
Prospective members are directed to refuse to participate in any hazing activity and are directed to report all hazing and hazing attempts to the proper authorities. Members receive instructions in the intake process. The International President has the authority to discipline any member who does not follow the written intake procedure or violates the sorority’s policy against hazing. This authority includes the power to suspend and the power to set conditions for reinstatement.
Each prospective member is informed that hazing is against the sorority’s rules. Prospective members are directed to walk away from any hazing activity and to report all attempts to haze to the proper authorities. Members and prospective members will be held responsible to the sorority for violations of policies against hazing and the sorority will pursue to the full extent allowed by law to obtain indemnification for damages caused by the activities of the members or prospective members who participate in illegal, unauthorized or prohibited conduct despite notice to refrain from such conduct.
Hazing in any form or fashion is contrary to the philosophy and objectives of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and as such, the Sorority emphatically prohibits and denounces hazing.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority defines hazing as any action or activity which:
brings about physical, mental, emotional or psychological harm to the potential member or is humiliating in its intent;
is vulgar, abusive, physically exhausting or dangerous;
materially disrupts an individual’s academic, professional, and personal endeavors;
abridges a person’s moral, religious or dietary beliefs;
compels an individual to break the rules and regulations of her college or university, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated or other entities; or
is defined as hazing under applicable laws.
Read more about our official policy on hazing by visiting Finer Women Don't Haze.