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Risk Prevention Overview

Kappa Alpha Theta is committed to educating our college chapters on how to prevent risk and manage risky behavior. One of the Fraternity's three aims is socially, the widest influence for good. By adhering to the Fraternity's risk policies, members ensure they are representing the Fraternity's high ideals. As a member of Fraternal Information & Programming Group (FIPG), all Theta chapters must comply with the policies noted by FIPG. In addition, Kappa Alpha Theta bylaws contain guidelines regarding all Fraternity-sponsored events.

Some specific policies to note are:
  • No chapter funds can be used to purchase alcohol.
  • No alcoholic beverages can be stored, served or consumed on Theta property, either owned or rented, or otherwise designated for regular use by members of the Fraternity.
  • Kappa Alpha Theta does not allow open parties. All events must have a guest list.
  • All recruitment activities associated with a chapter must be non-alcoholic.
  • Kappa Alpha Theta prohibits drinking games.
  • No alcohol can be present during new member activities, including Bid Day and Big Sis/Little Sis reveal.
  • No Theta chapters can sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or bar.

Statement on Hazing:

Kappa Alpha Theta seeks to promote a high standard of excellence in all aspects of Fraternity life and prides itself on acting as a leader within the Greek community. Risk prevention policies are in place to protect our Fraternity’s rich history, but more importantly, the well-being of our members. The goals of Kappa Alpha Theta membership include, but are not limited to: the preparation of a woman to accept the responsibilities of Fraternity membership and the encouragement of a woman’s personal development to meet the demands of a mature life. In accordance with these goals, Kappa Alpha Theta does not tolerate any acts that may be constituted as hazing.

Hazing can be defined as subjecting a person to an activity which endangers or is likely to endanger the emotional and/or physical health or safety of a member or new member or which tends to humiliate, embarrass, or cause personal discomfort regardless of one’s willingness to participate in such activity.

Hazing violates Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity laws, FIPG and Fraternity insurance carrier policies and may violate local, state, province, university or college rules and regulations. Hazing is a severe risk prevention concern and is subject to legal consequences, including criminal liability in many jurisdictions. Risk prevention means more than keeping members safe at social events; it means maintaining safety throughout all aspects of chapter membership. Kappa Alpha Theta seeks to promote an environment that is physically and emotionally safe at all times.

Hazing, in any form, will not be not tolerated. Hazing may result in chapter and member discipline, including termination of membership.