I. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
The possession, sale, use or consumption of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES while on chapter premises, or during a sorority event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or in any event an observer would associate with the sorority, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city, institution of higher education. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through chapter funds nor may the purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter.
Unrestricted access by non-members of the sorority without specific invitation, where alcohol is present, shall be prohibited. No Members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (those under the legal drinking age).
The possession, sale or use of any illegal drugs while on chapter premises or during a sorority event, or at any event that an observer would associate with the sorority, is strictly prohibited. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with a distributor of alcohol, charitable organization where alcohol is given away, sold, or otherwise provided to those present. No chapter may co-sponsor or co-finance a function where alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters, groups, or organizations.
All rush activities associated with any chapter will be DRY rush functions. No member shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in drinking games. No alcohol shall be present at any pledge/associate member/novice program activity or ritual of the chapter.
No chapter, colony, student or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Hazing activities are those defined as: “Any action taken or situation created, whether on or off sorority premises, for the purpose of or which is likely to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol and/or drugs; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue, including sleep deprivation; physical and psychological shocks; the deprivation of food and/or water; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter house; kidnappings of any sort, whether by initiated members or pledges; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, sorority law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state law.”
III. SEXUAL ABUSE AND HARASSMENT
The sorority will not tolerate or condone any form of sexist or sexually abusive behavior on the part of its members, whether physical, mental or emotional.
IV. FIRE, HEALTH AND SAFETY
All chapter houses should meet all local fire and health codes and standards. All chapters should have posted by common phones emergency numbers for fire, police and ambulance and should have evacuation routes from chapter houses, common areas and sleeping rooms posted in said areas and on the back door of each sleeping room. All chapters should comply with engineering recommendations as reported by the insurance company. The possession and/or use of firearms or explosive devices of any kind within the confines and premises of the chapter house is expressly forbidden.