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FraternityStatementsRegardingReportsOfSexualAssaultAnd

HazingInThe201415AcademicYear

SigmaChi(statement):

TheSigmaChiInternationalFraternityimplementsaholisticapproachtoeradicatinghazingthroughpolicy,
education,andaccountability.Wecarry
astrictzerotoleranceposition
whichservestounderpinourwork
onthesubjectwehaveinvestedsignificantresourcesintocreatingtopnotcheducationalprogramming
gearedtodriveculturechangeandwehaveheldeverymemberandchapterfullyaccountableforany
reporteddeviationfromourvaluesorpolicy.

Withregardtosexualmisconduct,ourapproachisidenticaltotheabovepolicy,education,and
accountability.
Ourpositiononthematterisquiteclearwewillnottolerateit.
Inthesummerof2014,
wehelpedlaunchtheFraternalHealth&SafetyInitiative.Theresultofthateffortisprogrammingwhich
educatesmembersoftheGreekcommunityaboutsexualmisconductandhowtopreventitwehave
deliveredthiscurriculumtothousandsofstudentsthisyearalone.Anymemberwhocommitssexual
misconductorsexualassaulthasbeenandwillcontinuetobeheldfullyaccountablebythefraternity.

AttributiontoChristianWiggins,PiKappaPhiChiefOperatingOfficer:
PiKappaPhihasclearpoliciesandexpectationsintheareasofhazingandsexualmisconduct,andthe
fraternityprovidesourstudentswiththeeducation,training,andmatureadultguidancetomakegood
choicesandtounderstandtheconsequencesoftheirchoices.PiKappaPhiis<strong>unequivocally
opposed</strong>toallactsofhazingandsexualmisconduct.PiKappaPhiuses<strong>acomprehensive
educationalapproach</strong>withourmembers,officers,andvolunteersthatreinforcesthefraternity's
concernforhumandignityandmutualrespect.PiKappaPhialsopartnerswithourhostinstitutionsto
addresstheunderlyingcausesofhazingandsexualmisconduct.Whenchaptersandindividualmembers
areunabletoconformtotheFraternity'sexpectationsandstandards,PiKappaPhiaggressivelyinvestigates
andtakesappropriatedisciplinaryaction.

PhiDeltaTheta,RobertABiggs,ExecutiveVP
PhiDeltaThetahasanoalcoholpolicytotryandcombattheseareasofmisconduct(hazing,sexual
assault,poorscholarshipandrelationswithadmins/alums.

Whetheryouare18yearsoldor80yearsold,24hoursaday,7daysaweek,365daysayear,thereisno
alcoholonthechapterpropertybyanybodyunderanycircumstances.
Theyrelookingforabalancedfraternalexperience,notsomethingwhereImjoiningadrinkingclub.
Ifthatsexperiencethatyouwant,gosomewhereelse.Butifyouwantavaluesbasedfraternal
experienced,cometoPhiDeltaTheta.

BetaThetaPhiMartinCobb,directorofcommunications

Countertowhatisassumedbytheheadlinesthatoftenfocusonthenegativeaspectsofsocietyincluding
thepoorchoices,decisionsandmistakesbyyoungcollegemenandwomenBetaThetaPiisknownfor
takingdecisiveaction
whenitsmembersorchaptersviolateitshazingpolicyandstandardsforconduct.
Certainlyaminorityofincidentscomparedtotheorganizations10,000undergraduatememberson128
campusesacrossNorthAmerica,oneneedlooknofurtherthanBetasrecordofchapteraccountability
whichiscoupledwithawardwinningeducationalprogrammingandmentorshipthroughitsMenofPrinciple
initiativetounderstandBetasreputationofleadership,responsibilityandpurposefulyouthdevelopment.

Likewise,Betasattitudeandphilosophytowardsexualassaultisbestexemplifiedthroughareallife
examplesuchasourChapterPresidentMitchellCoxattheUniversityofUtah,
whowasrecentlyfeaturedon
theDr.Philshow
forourchaptersleadershipontheissue.AwardedwithasignificantgrantfromtheRobyn
McGrawFoundationfortheirsexualassaultpreventioncampusprogramming,thecultureofthatchapter
demonstratesBetasbeliefthat<strong>fraternitymenareuniquelypositionedtolead</strong>ontheissue
asaresultoftheorganizationalstructure,leadershiphierarchyandmanpower,andfraternityvaluesthat
includeacommitmenttothecommunity.

SigmaPhiEpsilon(RobJepson,seniorcommunicationsmanager)

SigEptakeshealthandsafetyviolationsextremelyseriously
,includingallegationsofhazingand
sexualassault.Weexpectallofourstudentstobehaveaccordingtoboththeiruniversityspoliciesandours,
andweworkwithouruniversitypartnerstoremovestudentsorchaptersthatposearisktostudentsafety.If
anindividualmemberviolatesoneofthesepolicies,theyfacesanctionsincludingexpulsionfromour
fraternity.

In1991,ourBalancedManProgramreplacedpledgingwithanexperiencefocusedonequalrightsand
responsibilities,continuousdevelopment,andaccountability.
Weare100percentcommitted
tothis
experience,andweareunwillingtoallowchaptersthatposearisktostudentsafetytocontinuetooperate.

KappaAlphaOrder(JesseLyons,AssistantExecutiveDirectorforAdvancement&Editorof
The
KappaAlphaJournal
)
"KappaAlphaOrderhas
astrictriskmanagementpolicy
.Reportedviolationsarealwaysinvestigatedby
ourNationalAdministrativeOffice,preferablyandwhenpossible,inpartnershipwithourhostinstitutions.
Wheneversanctionsarewarranted,theymayincludeeducation,probationofvariouskinds,aswellas
memberexpulsionandsuspensionofchapterchartersandoperations.Riskmanagement,bystander
behavior,leadership,andvalueseducationaretheprimarycomponentsofourconsistent,annual,and
targetedconferencesandprogramming."

ATO(WynnSmiley,CEO)

WethinktheGreeksystemshouldbealeader.
We'reencouragingourchapterstonotonlytakeastand
buthelpeducatethebroadercommunity.

SigmaAlphaEpsilon,spokesmanBrandonWeghorst
Anyformofsexualmisconductorhazingbyanyone,brotherornot,collegemanornot,iscompletely
unacceptable,and
wedonottolerateactionsthatareinconsistentwithourmission
.Webelievethat
anyonewhocommitsanyillegalactsshouldbeheldaccountableandfacepunishmentthatisappropriatefor
thoseactions.

Inaddition,anyindividualbehaviorthatdeviatesfromSigmaAlphaEpsilonsbeliefsdoesnotandshouldnot
reflectonothermembers,otherchaptersorotherfraternitymen.Whenincidentsarebroughttoour
attention,wetakeactionimmediatelyandwillnothesitatetotakecorrectivemeasuresorimposesanctions
onanymemberorchapterthatfailstofollowtheexpectationswesetforth.Similarly,wearecommittedto
investigatinganynewcasesorallegationsastheyarebroughttoourattention.

Weprideourselvesonourcreed,knownasTheTrueGentleman,andwehaveproudlysupported
educationandtrainingthatcombatsbothhazingandsexualassaultinourcommunitiesandholdsour
membersaccountable,includingtrainingatlocalandnationaleventsandpartnershipswithoutside

organizationsskilledintheseareas.We,aswellasothernationalfraternitiesandsororities,alsoutilizea
numberofeducationalinitiativesandprogramsinordertomakeourmembersbetterintheireverydaylives.

PiKappaAlpha(W.BrentPhillips,seniormarketingofficer)
In2014,PiKappaAlphaformedaconsortiumwitheightotherfraternitiestoimplementtheFraternalHealth
&SafetyInitiative(FHSI
http://fhsi.jrfco.com/
)tofightthemostpressingsocialissuesfacingcollege
campusestoday:sexualandrelationshipmisconduct,bingedrinkingandhazing.ThroughtheFHSI,the
Fraternitytookimmediateactionthroughoutthe20142015schoolyeartoeducateundergraduatemembers
toprevent,identifyandinterveneagainstthesebehaviors.

OnsitetrainingateachChapterisledbyprofessionalstafffromtheFraternityheadquarters.Theprogram
addressingsexualassaultistitledTakingaStand:PreventingSexualAssaultonCampus.Adescription
oftheprogramcanbefoundthroughthe
FHSIwebsite
.

Tofightthemostpressingsocialissuesfacingcollegecampusestoday:sexualandrelationship
misconduct,bingedrinkingandhazing,PiKappaAlphausesthreetrainerledprogramstoeducate
ourmembers.
DevelopedthroughtheFraternalHealthandSafetyInitiative,allprogramsfocusheavilyon
bystanderintervention,tohelpempowermemberstorecognize,diagnoseandmostimportantly,intervenein
potentiallyharmfulsituations.Eachprogramalsoemphasizesinformeddecisionmaking,evaluationof
risks/consequencesandchallengesmemberstorethinktheiractionsthroughthelensofourorganizations
values.

InadditiontofacilitatedtrainingatChapters,theFraternityhostseightLeadershipSummitsaroundthe
countryattendedbyover3,500undergraduatefraternityleadersannually.Generalsessionsateachsummit
includeextensivetrainingonourHealthandSafetyinitiatives.

TauKappaEpsilon

TauKappaEpsilonbelieves
onevictimofhazingandsexualassaultistoomany
.Therearethousands
ofcasesofsexualassaultandhazingreportedannually.Whileourorganizationonlymakesupasmall
minorityoftheseincidents,<strong>wefeeltheresponsibilitytoextinguish</strong>theseincidentsacross
collegecampuses.Weunderstandtheenormouschallengeweface,butwehavebeguntheprocessby
doingthefollowing:

OnlineEducation:
TKEsChiefExecutiveOfficer,DonaldE.Aldrich,requiredeverycollegiate
memberinTKEtocompleteanonlineeducationaltrainingonillegalsubstances,underagedrinking,hazing,
andsexualassault.MoreDetails:
http://www.tke.org/news/2014/09/24/chief_executive_officer_statement

FraternityHealth&SafetyInitiative:
TauKappaEpsilonwasoneofeightinternationalandnational
fraternitymemberclientsofJamesR.Favor&CompanytojoinaconsortiumtoimplementtheFraternal
Health&SafetyInitiative(FHSI).FHSIisdesignedtofightthemostpressingsocialissuesfacingcollege
campusestoday:sexualandrelationshipmisconduct,bingedrinking,andhazing.MoreDetails:
http://fhsi.jrfco.com/

ItsOnUsCampaign:
TauKappaEpsilonbecameapartnerwiththeItsOnUscampaign,oneoftwo
fraternitiestosignonasanofficialpartner.More
Details:
http://www.tke.org/news/2014/11/25/tke_announces_its_on_us_partnership

BeingPartoftheConversation:
FourmembersoftheTauKappaEpsilonProfessionalStaffvisited
andmetwithseveralorganizationstodiscuss<strong>howTauKappaEpsiloncanhelpeducatecollege

men</strong>onthetopicofsexualassault.TheseorganizationswereRAINN(Rape,Abuse,andIncest
NationalNetwork),GenerationProgress,aswellasrepresentativesfromtheWhiteHouse.

LeadingbyExample:
PatrickGleason,TKEsDirectorofCompliance&Housing,becamethefirst
fraternityprofessionalstaffmembertobecomeaCertifiedTitleIXAdministratorthroughATIXA(Association
ofTitleIXAdministrators).GleasoniscurrentlyundergoingtrainingwithRAINNtoserveasavolunteerfor
itsonlinesexualassaulthotline.

KappaKappaPsi(ChristineBeason,nationalpresident)
KappaKappaPsiNationalHonoraryBandFraternitydoesnotcondoneortoleratehazing.
Wetake
allegationsofhazingveryseriously
andweconductaninvestigationintoeveryclaim.Ifwefindincidents
ofhazing,wetakeappropriateactions,sometimesresultingintheclosureofachapter.

EveryyearallBrothersandProspectiveMembersofKappaKappaPsiareaskedtocompleteahazing
workshop.InlightoftherecentTitleIXviolations,theNationalCouncilofKappaKappaPsihasrecently
takenstepstorenewourcommitmenttodiversityandrespectwithinourBrotherhood.