Hazing Prevention

Chi Psi Fraternity opposes all forms of hazing. For individual members targeted, hazing damages their self-esteem. From an organizational perspective, hazing degrades and contradicts the values of the Fraternity. Hazing is a crime, and those who participate should expect to be punished.

Chi Psi defines hazing as follows:

Any action taken or situation created by any member, whether on or off Alpha, Colony or Fraternity premises, with or without the consent of another party, used to punish, harass, embarrass, intimidate, create discomfort, abuse, torment, criticize, ridicule, create unnecessary, needless, unpleasant, disagreeable, difficult, absurd, abusive, offensive, or ridiculous tricks or tasks, including those of a foolish, deceptive, or fraudulent nature. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Personal servitude (doing errands, providing transportation, etc.)
  • Line-ups
  • Unreasonable tests and/or learning or memorizing needless information
  • Any type of deception which creates anxiety
  • Sleep deprivation or requiring new members to spend the night in places other than the new member’s residence
  • Unreasonable commitment of time to any type of task
  • Taking new members on unplanned trips
  • Demanding attendance at meetings without reasonable notice
  • Tasks such as cleaning or event set-up unless these tasks are required for all members
  • Participation in activities for the amusement of members


If you are a New Member, initiated member, parent, or friend of someone who you feel is being hazed, please report your concerns in one of three ways:

Chi Psi participates in the Anti-Hazing Hotline, a consortium of 47 national fraternities and sororities. The reporting can be anonymous and is transmitted to Chi Psi almost immediately.

Call the Chi Psi Central Office at 615-736-2520 to report your concern.

Send an email to hazing@chipsi.org. Please include the name of the school where the concern exists and any details you are comfortable providing.