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Old 01-16-2018, 06:15 PM
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Sigma Chi International Fraternity creates new policies to enhance health and safety

This information was just released today.

http://sigmachi.org/press-release/si...lth-and-safety

Further information can be found at: www.sigmachi.org/policychanges
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:34 PM
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Sigma Chiís policy changes and action steps include:

1.**** Reinforcement of its policy on the presence of alcohol in connection with recruitment and pledging events to reaffirm the position that alcohol be banned at these events.

2.**** Prohibition of hard alcohol in chapter facilities, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

3.**** Mandate that chapter pledge education programs not exceed a period of five weeks in duration, effective Aug. 1, 2018.

4.**** Elimination of alcohol at social events during the period when chapters are undergoing recruitment or pledging, effective Aug. 1, 2018.

5.**** Cap on the size of social events by limiting the number of guests that each undergraduate can have at them to three, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:04 AM
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Good for them. I'd have a hard time envisioning a meaningful new member process taking five weeks or less, but I have to imagine such a policy might enable a group to make at least two solid pushes to form pledge classes during each semester.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:03 PM
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My initial thought, shortened pledge period = longer recruitment period. But the 4th provision could influence chapters to not do that though.

When I was a collegiate, the SX chapter seemingly hazed the JI (just initiated) way worse than the pledges. These guidelines would not change that.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:11 PM
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Is there really any difference between six weeks and five weeks?
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:15 PM
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My initial thought, shortened pledge period = longer recruitment period. But the 4th provision could influence chapters to not do that though.

When I was a collegiate, the SX chapter seemingly hazed the JI (just initiated) way worse than the pledges. These guidelines would not change that.
Except that hazing as you describe is banned by every member if the NIC (and FIPG) and by law. New policies only work insofar as the national office can enforce implementation by local chapters and as with any organization with 100+ locations, YMMV from chapter to chapter in their observance of national policies.
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Is there really any difference between six weeks and five weeks?
You'd be surprised.
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