The core values of Integrity; Honor and Respect; Lifelong Commitment; Philanthropic Service to Others; Personal and Intellectual Growth; and Sincere Friendship define Pi Beta Phi. It should go without saying hazing is contrary to our core values, and therefore the very core of Pi Beta Phi.
Hazing often begins with seemingly harmless activities. As such, it is unacceptable for any member of Pi Beta Phi to allow hazing to occur within their chapter, however harmless the actions may seem. No member or new member should be asked to sacrifice her self-respect or dignity in order to join or remain a member of Pi Beta Phi. If any one member allows hazing to occur, or stands by and allows it to happen, that individual is placing the future of their chapter, Pi Beta Phi and all fraternity and sorority life at risk.
The elimination of hazing is the responsibility of each individual member, the chapter as a whole, the Executive Council and the Alumnae Advisory Committee. Any chapter, individual member of any chapter or alumna whose actions or attitudes are not in accord with the Fraternity’s policy against hazing will be subject to disciplinary action by Grand Council in consultation with the Collegiate Regional Risk Management/Policy Specialist. In addition, acts of hazing may result in civil and/or criminal liability of those individuals engaged in such activities.
Chapters are expected to educate all initiated members and new members on Pi Beta Phi, university and National Panhellenic Conference policies and rules, along with all applicable local, state and federal laws as well as potential consequences for individual and group accountability.
Pi Beta Phi educates its new members on the dangers of hazing through its member development program, Leading with Values®. The Leading with Values program includes information on what we tell our New Members about hazing. For information about Leading with Values, click here.
To read about Pi Beta Phi's Policies regarding hazing, visit the Policy and Position Statements page here.