Hazing is defined as “any act which endangers, or could reasonably be seen to endanger the mental or physical health or safety of a student, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization.”
Hazing does not depend on the individual’s willingness to take part – although incoming members may consent to activities in the hopes of admission, any act of hazing is still a violation of the Policy. All participants must be aware that everyone has different levels of comfort and what is acceptable to one may be damaging to another.
Tau Sigma Phi does not believe in or condone any activity or situation that may jeopardize a member or associated individual’s well-being or personal safety. Tau Sigma Phi will not recklessly, intentionally or unintentionally endanger the mental or physical safety, create risk of injury, or cause discomfort, embarrassment or harassment regardless of consent. All members or associated individuals will be treated equally in accordance with the morals and ideals of Tau Sigma Phi.
Our organization has long been focused on loyalty, integrity, sisterhood, and diversity, our successes stemming directly from those values. We wish to offer an inclusive space for people of all politics, all religions, all cultures, and all races. We do not support nor tolerate discrimination of any type, we encourage and celebrate individuality and difference amongst our members.
We accept women of all races, religions and cultures. We do not discriminate against women with disabilities, women who find place amongst the LGBTQ community, or anyone who identifies as female. Tau Sigma Phi wants to be a home away from home for anyone who identifies with our values, entrance is however conditional upon a woman's success during the recruitment process. A process that looks only at one's commitment to the organization, its values and who seem to positively add to the environment we strive to foster.