The Sigma chapter of Beta Theta Pi and the Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity reject hazing as a part of fraternity life and instead emphasize an educational experience which is morally uplifting and intellectually stimulating. The Beta ritual should be the critical ingredient of a distinctive and enduring lifelong experience of brotherhood.
Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally or through gross negligence, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with state law, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution.
If you feel that you have been subjected to or witnessed any form of hazing described in the previous paragraph while taking part in the Sigma chapter pledge program, you are encouraged to fill out the form below. This form is submitted anonymously and does not require your personal information. The information contained in your submission will be forwarded to the President of the Sigma chapter, Carrick Porter, the Sigma chapter’s District Chief, Bob Giarratano, and the Sigma chapter’s chapter advisor, Brett Masarky.