The act of hazing is an unacceptable practice during the Membership Intake Process. It is necessary for the Regional Directors to emphasize the policy of Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Incorporated, in regard to hazing. What is considered hazing? Delta Phi Upsilon accepts the dictionary definition:
“To initiate or discipline fellow students by means of horseplay, practical jokes and tricks, often in the nature of humiliating or painful ordeals. To oppress, punish or harass by forcing to do hard and unnecessary work. Harassment by abusive or ridiculous treatment and/or language.”
No Chapter of the Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. shall indulge in any physical abuse or undignified treatment (hazing) of its prospective members. Hazing is defined as: any action taken or situation created intentionally or unintentionally, whether on or off Fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.
Such activities and situations include paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; publicly wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in any public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which are not consistent with Fraternal Law, ritual or policy. Hazing is forbidden by the Fraternity’s Constitution and by public laws of the various States. Furthermore, chapters are required to follow the guidelines of the Delta Phi Upsilon Membership Intake Process and Member Education Process.
The Fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of abusive behavior on the part of prospective members, whether physical, mental, or emotional. Violation of this policy may result in suspension or expulsion and/or prosecution of the member or member alleged to have been involved to the fullest extent of the law.
The Membership Intake Process of Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. and the Ritual outline required activities. Our governing documents contain absolute prohibitions against hazing related activities before, during and after the Member Education Program and provide for specific sanctions against members and chapters for violations of these prohibitions. The Bylaws of the fraternity specifically state that: All acts of hazing and harassment shall be expressly prohibited. No man shall be subject to any act of hazing or harassment in connection
CHAPTERS FOUND GUILTY OF HAZING WILL BE DEALT WITH IN A MANNER THAT WILL HAVE A DURABLE OR PERMANENT EFFECT ON THE OPERATION OF THE CHAPTER.