Hazing Policy — Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

Effective Date

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Greek Life

Office(s) of Secondary Responsibility

Office of Student Life Office of Judicial Affairs

Policy Statement

Inter-Fraternity Council Bylaws Article 8

Hazing Policy

The IFC and its member organizations shall endorse and uphold:

  • a. The hazing policy as stated in the Dartmouth College Student Handbook; and
  • b. The Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) Position Statement on hazing, which states: “It is the responsibility of the fraternity chapter and primarily its leaders, in conjunction with its inter/national organization, where appropriate, to protect its pledges/associate members, new members, initiates, or other person associated with it, from any hazing ceremony, activity, or practice conducted, condoned, or encouraged by current or alumni members of the chapter. The Association of Fraternity Advisors further believes that it is the responsibility of the college/university and inter/national officials not only to enforce the various laws, rules and policies against hazing, but also to provide examples of positive pledge/associate member/new member programs which include alternatives to traditional activities.”