Missouri State University

Hazing and Alcohol

What is Hazing?

Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, whether on or off fraternity/sorority property, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. It is against national Greek organization policies and ideals. The Greek system at Missouri State does not condone nor tolerate hazing.

What about alcohol in fraternities and sororities?

Alcohol abuse is inconsistent with fraternity/sorority ideals. All Greek organizations are expected to uphold state and city laws, university, fraternity/sorority, IFC, NPHC, and PHA policies regarding social functions and alcohol consumption. Greek organizations are not allowed to purchase alcohol with chapter funds. All of the sorority and about half of the fraternity houses are alcohol-free. Greeks today strive to promote the responsible use of alcohol.