Zeta Phi Alpha is a strictly non-hazing sorority.
What is Hazing?
Hazing consists of: Disrespect of New Members that is dehumanizing, that affects their self esteem and overall well being, be it by words or physically. These things include paddling (beating the new members), harassment, physical mutilation, branding, ingesting chemicals or poisonous substances, wearing degrading outfits (bras, nakedness, etc.), degrading tasks (serving [like a maid] the sisters, saying degrading monologues or songs, urging the new members to do anything that is against their personal or ethnic/cultural beliefs, exposing them to the elements [standing out in the freezing weather with little clothing, etc.]), abandonment (leaving new members in places where they have no knowledge of where they are, or in dark places, so that they will ‘trust’ you or themselves), illegal activities (theft, black mail, cheating or plagiarism of any kind), or public embarrassment.
1st Degree: Hazing is punishable under New York State Law as follows:
120.16 Hazing in the first degree
A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course of another person’s initiation into or affiliation with any organization, he or she intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person and thereby causes such injury.
Hazing in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.
2nd Degree: Hazing is punishable under New York State Law as follows:
120.17 Hazing in the second degree
A person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the course of another person’s initiation or affiliation with any organization, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk or physical injury to such other person or a third person.
Hazing in the second degree is a violation.
What are the repercussions if a Greek member is caught hazing?
• The sister's letters are terminated and she is no longer a member of the sorority.
• Incident will be reported to the institution of the chapter involved.
Whom do I contact when I believe that I have been a victim of hazing?
• Hunter Office of Student Activities:
• Hazing Hotline: