Anti Hazing Policy

  • Our Stance on Hazing


    Hazing is a crime and inconsistent with the values of Delta Tau Delta. In fact, our by-laws specifically prohibit this sensless and cruel behavior.


    Section 5. Prohibition on Hazing - Any form of physical or mental harassment, violence, abuse,

    or failure to accord to any pledge or initiated member the dignity due him as a man, commonlyreferred to as "hazing," is strictly prohibited, and perpetration thereof by a chapter or anymember shall be deemed conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Fraternity and conduct unbecoming a member of the Fraternity.


    At Delt Tau Delta we support an Anti-Hazing Hotline. If you or anyone you know has been involved in a hazing incident, please contact our toll free and confidential hotline at 1-888-NOT-HAZE.

    Please see our Anti Hazing Flyer. 







  • Hazing is a Crime

    Texas Hazing Law

     “’Hazing’ means any intentional knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are students at an educational institution.  The term includes but is not limited to:

    1. Any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity;
    2. Any type of physical activity, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics, or other activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk or harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student;
    3. Any activity involving consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance which subjects the student to unreasonable risk of harm or which adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student;
    4. Any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation, or that adversely affects the student from entering or remaining registered in an educational institution, or that may reasonably be expected to cause a student to leave the organization or the institution rather than submit to acts described in this subsection;
    5. Any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task, which involves a violation of the Penal Code. Sec. 4.52.”