No Hazing Policy
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 management 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 construed as hazing.
Hazing can be defined as subjecting a person to an activity which endangers or is likely to endanger the health or safety of a 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 management concern and is subject to legal consequences, including criminal liability in many jurisdictions. Risk management 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 tolerated. Hazing may result in chapter and member discipline, including termination of membership. For more information on Kappa Alpha Theta's stance on hazing, visit www.hazingprevention.org.
Report An Incident
Any member who feels she has been hazed or has knowledge of any hazing activity, or any parent or college administrator who has knowledge of any hazing activity, should call the Fraternity at 1-800-KAO-1870 and state, "I want to report a hazing incident." The call will be directed to the executive director or director of chapter services. All calls will be handled with confidentiality.
It is also important to share that Kappa Alpha Theta has joined with other international fraternities and sororities to implement the Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline, which is available to anyone who thinks they, or someone they know, have been or may become victims of hazing. The toll-free number is
1-888-NOT HAZE (1-888-668-4293).