To be on point any behaviors related to “hazing” as defined by State and Federal authorities in concert with college and university policies which are clearly stated in student handbooks have no place at Sigma Lambda Beta.
The purpose of fraternity education is just that – education about the Fraternity, about the chapter, it’s history, ethos, reason for being, campus history and the Fraternity synergy with institutional history. It is an education about what makes a good member, or better put, “a brother.” The senseless act of hazing not only creates liability risks for individuals, the entity or chapter, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and the University itself but also hinders the development of those relationships and friendships that define the Brotherhood.
It should come as no surprise that most States consider hazing to be a felony. What this means is that lawsuits resulting from a hazing activity may often exclude insurance coverage for members who were aware of and/or condoned a hazing activity and/or behavior.
Hazing carries many risks including but not limited to:
- A civil lawsuit.
- Criminal prosecution for an illegal act.
- Discipline by the Fraternity.
- Discipline by the College/University.
- Possible loss of insurance coverage.
Put another way, hazing has no place at Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity.