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Hazing Policy


Tau Rho Beta Society prohibits all forms of hazing. “Hazing” refers to any activity expected of someone joining the Society (or to maintain full status in the society) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate. Any member and/or potential member found guilty of hazing will be immediately and indefinitely suspended from Tau Rho Beta Society.


Tau Rho Beta Society. complies with the Illinois Hazing Law as follows:



§ 720 ILCS 120/0.01.  Short title

Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Hazing Act.


§ 720 ILCS 120/5.  Hazing

Sec. 5. Hazing. A person commits hazing who knowingly requires the performance of any act by a student or other person in a school, college, university, or other educational institution of this State, for the purpose of induction or admission into any group, organization, or society associated or connected with that institution if:


 (a) the act is not sanctioned or authorized by that educational institution; and


 (b) the act results in bodily harm to any person.


§ 720 ILCS 120/10.  Sentence

Sec. 10. Sentence. Hazing is a Class A misdemeanor, except hazing that results in death or great bodily harm is a Class 4 felony.



Risk Management


Risk management is a discipline for identifying risks, assessing how serious or severe the risks are, and determining ways to address that uncertain future with a goal of avoiding or minimizing harm and financial losses. Risk management focuses on those events or occurrences that may cause injury or harm to our members, assets, and our reputation. Each chapter and/or herd is required to conduct a risk management seminar for all members and/or potential members. This risk management seminar will primarily focus on the act of hazing (Article V Section 10).



Alcoholic Beverages


Alcoholic beverages shall not be permitted at any Tau Rho Beta Society. event that involves a chapter’s university/college. However, any event not involving a chapter’s institution may serve alcoholic beverages if they comply with the following:


  • The chapter’s advisor must supervise each event at which alcohol is served. He/she is responsible for the management of the event and must be present at all times. The chapter president must also take full and complete responsibility for compliance with the University's alcohol policy, including ensuring that no one who is already intoxicated is served and no one underage has access to alcoholic beverages. The chapter president and the advisor are also responsible for ensuring that no alcoholic beverages are taken out of the designated location/area of the event.


  • The chapter must take adequate measures to confirm the identification and age of those wishing to drink.



  • The chapter must have servers who are at least 21 years old, guests may not serve themselves




The possession, display or use of firearms or similar weapons or explosive devices in affiliation with Tau Rho Beta Society or at any event affiliated with the Society, is strictly prohibited.




The theft or unauthorized removal of any fraternal artifact and/or confidential information by another chapter or a member of another chapter shall not be considered a prank, and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.



Notifications to National Headquarters


            National Headquarters must be notified of any misconduct of Tau Rho Beta Society members within twenty-four (24) hours of the offense. The chapter president may verbally or through writing submit notification to the National President. Any misconduct that may lead to probation or suspension must be submitted in writing (Article IV Section 4).

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