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 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.
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.
Risk Prevention Committee
The risk prevention committee is responsible for risk prevention programming for college chapters. The committee chairman will work collaboratively with university administrators, collegians, and local advisors during alleged risk management investigations.Contact Us
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It is the responsibility of college chapters to be knowledgeable about Theta’s risk prevention expectations and proactive in adhering to Fraternity, FIPG, and campus policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws.Learn More