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FIPG Risk Management Policy

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RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY Alcohol and Drugs The possession,sale, use or consumption of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or at any event AN OBSERVER WOULD ASSOCIATE with the fraternity must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city and institution of higher education, and must comply with either the BYOB or Third Party Vendor Guidelines NO alcoholic beverages may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the purchase of the same for members or guest be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common source(s) of alcoholic beverage, for example, kegs or cases, is prohibited OPEN PARTIES, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity,without specific invitation, where alcohol is present are prohibited No members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor
The possession, sale or use of any ILLEGAL DRUGS or CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event or at any event that an observer WOULD ASSOCIATE with the fraternity is strictly prohibited. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or tavern at which alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to the present. This includes any event held in, at or on the property of a tavern for purposes of fund raising. However, a chapter may rent or use a room or area in a tavern for a closed event held within the provisions of this policy, including the use of a third party vendor and guest list. An event at which alcohol is present may be conducted or co-sponsored with a charitable organization if the event is held within the provisions of this policy No chapter may co-sponsor, co-finance or attend or participate in a function at which alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters, groups or organizations No member or pledge, associate/new member or novice shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in "drinking games." The definition of drinking games includes but is not limited to the consumption of shots of alcohol, liquor or alcoholic beverages, the practice of consuming shots equating to one's age, "beer pong," "century club," "dares" or any other activity involving the consumption of alcohol which involves duress or encouragement related to the consumption of alcohol. *No alcohol shall be present at any pledge/associate member/ new member/novice program, activity or ritual of the chapter. This includes but is not limited to activities associated with "bid night," "big brother - little brother" events or activities, "family" events or activities and initiation. Hazing No chapter, colony, student or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Permission or approval by a person being hazed is not a defense. Hazing activities are defined as: "Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, 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 of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public students and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution or applicable state law." Sexual Abuse and Harassment The fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of sexist or sexually abusive behavior on the part of its members, whether physical, mental or emotional. This is to include any actions, activities, or events, whether on chapter premises or an off-site location which are demeaning to women, including but not limited to verbal harassment, sexual assault by individuals or members acting together. The employment or use of strippers, exotic dancers or similar, whether professional or amateur, at a fraternity event as defined in this policy is prohibited Fire, Health and Safety All chapter houses should meet all local fire and health codes and standards
All chapters should post by common phones and in other locations emergency numbers for fire, police and ambulance and should have posted evacuation routes on the back of the door of each sleeping room.
All chapters should comply with engineering recommendations as reported by the insurance company or municipal authorities.
The possession and/or use of firearms or explosive or incendiary devices of any kind within the confines and premises of the chapter house is prohibited.
Candles should not be used in the chapter house or individual rooms except under controlled circumstances such as initiation. No alcohol to minors Questions? No strippers Have events at places other than a bar No drugs No alcohol at recruitment events WHAT WE LEARNED No drinking games of any kind Have a guest list No guns or explosives No hazing If a lot of you are there then you might be sponsoring it if you have to ask "is this hazing?" it probably is BYOB or 3rd party vendor Alcohol Waiver http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/education/edlife/a-hazing-at-cornell.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&







Nearly two dozen members of a Northern Illinois University fraternity were charged with hazing crimes Monday after a student died following excessive drinking at a party last month.On the night before his death, freshman David Bogenberger went from room to room in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, answering a series of questions in exchange for vodka and other liquor over a two-hour period, authorities said.
It was a part of an annual ritual known as "parents' night," an alcohol- Liability http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/TCU-Interfraternity-President-Arrested-Day-After-Drug-Raid-139588073.html All recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter will be non-alcoholic. No recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter may be held at or in conjunction with a tavern or alcohol distributor as defined in this policy Missouri State Fraternity Sued A Missouri State student and sorority member is suing a fraternity, alleging she was injured after being struck in the face with a water balloon fired by fraternity members.According to the personal injury lawsuit filed by Emma Rapp on Dec. 17, Rapp sustained at least one fractured bone and several other injuries after a water balloon hit her eye.Members of nearby fraternity Phi Delta Theta were allegedly firing water balloons at Delta Zeta Epsilon sorority members as they came and went from the sorority house on Sept. 11, 2011.According to the petition, Rapp was struck in her right eye by a balloon after peeking her head out of the door of the sorority house to see if the fraternity members had stopped.Rapp claims she was struck by a balloon with enough force to knock her backward. Court documents said her eye swelled shut after being hit. 1.5 million high school students are hazed each year; 47% of students came to college already having experienced hazing.
55% of college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing.

2 in 5 students say they are aware of hazing taking place on their campus. More than 1 in 5 report that they witnessed hazing personally.
In 95% of cases where students identified their experience as hazing, they did not report the events to campus officials.

As of February 12, 2010, the number of recorded hazing/pledging/rushing-related deaths in fraternities and sororities stands at

96 – 90 males and 6 females.
82% of deaths from hazing involve alcohol.

-http://www.hazingprevention.org/hazing-information.html
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