- Get to know the other members, both existing and new.
- Learn the history and traditions of the organization.
- Understand how the chapter operates and the roles of its members.
- Help new members learn to navigate the campus and make use of campus resources.
- Recruit new members who demonstrate values and integrity.
Creating a Positive Program
- Ask what makes someone a good brother or sister of a chapter.
- Define the essentials that need to be learned.
- Make sure the program poses no mental or physical harm.
- Seek advice on the program from chapter and campus advisors.
- Tell new members what the requirements for membership are.
- Hold old and new members accountable for any straying from the program that could be, or become, hazing.
Evaluating Program Consequences
- Do not include alcohol consumption in any new-member activities.
- Provide opportunities for existing members to participate in some activities alongside new members. This gives existing members the opportunity to model positive behavior.
- Identify the intended positive outcomes for all new-member activities. If the activity does not have any, consider revisions that make it a more educational, enjoyable experience.
- Anticipate the times and actions that lend themselves to hazing.
- Remember that activities such as scavenger hunts, skits, and study hours are not hazing if they are conducted in the right way.