The initiation program is a time of learning. It provides an opportunity for you and the Brothers of the chapter to assess whether or not Phi Sigma Pi is the right organization for you. If you are to reach your full potential as a Brother, you must have a thorough understanding of our organization and a solid grasp of the principles upon which we were founded. Understanding the goals and objectives of Phi Sigma Pi and incorporating them into your life can only be accomplished through your commitment to participating in the initiation period.
Phi Sigma Pi's initiation program will prepare you for active membership. Every new member of Phi Sigma Pi must be capable of carrying out the duties and responsibilities that membership entails. The ongoing success of the fraternity depends upon the continued ability of each generation of Brothers to improve and lead the chapter.
The initiation program lasts 5 to 8 weeks. The exact length varies from chapter to chapter. Each chapter determines the length and start date of its program based upon the academic calendar and the details of what needs accomplished during the program.
The initiation period is an active period. These are the types of activities you should expect as part of the initiation program.
- Coordinate a social event
- Coordinate a service project
- Coordinate a fundraising event
- Coordinate a scholarship event
- Learn both national and local Phi Sigma Pi history
- Learn the fraternal songs
- Learn all you can about each Brother and fellow initiate
- Familiarize yourself with each of your chapter's committees
- Attend chapter meetings to understand how meetings are structured
The initiation period has goals and objectives. Throughout the initiation program these should become your personal goals as well as the chapter's goals for you.
- Enjoy yourself and have fun
- Learn as much as you can
- Commit yourself to the program
- Get to know the people
- Place yourself in positions of responsibility
- Introduce yourself to situations requiring leadership
- Involve yourself in fellowship-building activities
- Sharpen your ability to work in team settings
- Develop pride in and dedication to Phi Sigma Pi
Phi Sigma Pi does not tolerate Hazing in any form. Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity does not condone physical or mental (emotional) hazing of any kind, by any definition. We prohibit the hazing of individuals involved in any fraternity activities, including initiation, as stated in our National Constitution:
“Hazing shall be defined as, but not limited to, any action taken or situation created, intentionally, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment and ridicule. The actions and situations include, but are not limited to: paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shock, scavenger hunts which involve illegal activities, one-way road trips which leave an individual to find return transportation, wearing apparel at any time or location which is not appropriate, required engagement in public stunts or buffoonery, morally degrading games or humiliating activities, compulsory consumption of any alcoholic beverages or controlled substances or non-controlled substances, and any other activities which are not consistent with the regulations and policies of the sheltering institution, or behavior considered as unbecoming of a Member of Phi Sigma Pi.”
Hazing has no place in Phi Sigma Pi. It is not constructive. It is wrong. It is illegal. Phi Sigma Pi will not tolerate hazing under any circumstances.