Anti-hazing Policy

Anti-Hazing Policy

The fraternity and sorority community at Cornell is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy community environment and atmosphere for all students. Additionally, we are committed to cultivating a community that fosters respect for the dignity and rights of all. As such, the fraternity and sorority community does not tolerate hazing in any form, perpetrated by any organization or individual on the behalf of an organization.

The fraternity and sorority community at Cornell applies the Cornell University definition of hazing, as found in the Campus Code of Conduct :



Article II. Violations

               A.      Listing

f.        To haze another person, regardless of the person’s consent to participate. Hazing means an act that, as an explicit or implicit condition for initiation to, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization, (1) could be seen by a reasonable person as endangering the physical health of an individual or as causing mental distress to an individual through, for example, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning treatment, (2) destroys or removes public or private property, (3) involves the consumption of alcohol or drugs, or the consumption of other substances to excess, or (4) violates any University policy. 

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Sunshine Policy

The Greek Judicial System aims to promote a safe fraternity and sorority community that promotes student health and well-being. Therefore, the Greek community supports a “Sunshine Policy” related to chapter misconduct that exhibits hazing and/or a threat or disregard for students’ mental and/or physical health and safety. Such violations that result in a sanction will be publicly disclosed on the following pages: