ANTI-HAZING STATEMENT

Hazing is any action or situation, with or without the consent of the participants, which recklessly, intentionally, or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, or academic health or safety of an individual. It includes physical injury, assault or battery, kidnapping or imprisonment, intentionally placing at risk of mental or emotional harm, degradation, humiliation, the compromising of moral or religious values, forced consumption of any liquid or solid, placing an individual in physical danger which includes abandonment, and impairment of physical liberties. Today, hazing extends beyond fraternal organizations and is experienced by school groups, university organizations, athletic teams, the military, and other social and professional organizations. While hazing may be a tradition among some organizations and groups of people, having a history of hazing is no reason to maintain it. There is never a justifiable reason for hazing. Hazing is dangerous physically, emotionally, psychologically, and socially.

 

Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. does not condone any acts of hazing within any entity of the organization, including undergraduate chapter, alumnae association, alumnae region, or nationally. Omega Phi Chi is concerned with the health and well-being of its members. Hazing goes against our purpose to uplift women regardless of her race, color, or creed, and denies women the ability to create a true bond of sisterhood.

 

Hazing is a violation of the law. Any member who chooses to engage in any hazing activity is not a representation of Omega Phi Chi. Members who participate in hazing will be subject to disciplinary action according to the National Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and defining rules and regulations in force. In addition, these acts may result in criminal prosecution or lawsuit in civil court for monetary damages.

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