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We PROMISE to each other and

to our new members to take


Are you keeping
care of each other, to be there for
each other, to encourage each
your PROMISE?
other to be our best, and
the most valuable PROMISE of
all, to respect each other.

a Promise to each other

Respect is saying “I’m not better than


you are; I don’t have power or status over
you; I won’t prompt or encourage you to
do anything that makes you feel childish,
uncomfortable, or vulnerable; I won’t put you
in harm’s way; and I will remember that we
are a sisterhood of self and mutual respect,
bound by a PROMISE to each other.”

Sigma Kappa is proud to support National Hazing


Prevention Week September 24-38, 2007.

Sigma Kappa Sorority No Hazing


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Massachusetts Anti-Hazing Law

269:17 HAZING; ORGANIZING OR PARTICIPATING; HAZING DEFINED.

Section 17. Whoever is a principal organizer or participant in the crime of hazing, as defined herein, shall be
punished by a fine of not more than three thousand dollars or by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more
than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment.

The term hazing'' as used in this section and in sections eighteen and nineteen, shall mean any conduct or method of
initiation into any student organization, whether on public or private property, which willfully or recklessly
endangers the physical or mental health of any student or other person. Such conduct shall include whipping,
beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the weather, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage,
drug or other substance, or any other brutal treatment or forced physical activity which is likely to adversely affect
the physical health of any such student or other person, or which subjects such student or other person to extreme
mental stress, including extended deprivation of sleep or rest or extended isolation.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section to the contrary, consent shall not be available as a defense to
any prosecution under this action.

269:18 FAILURE TO REPORT HAZING.

Section 18. Whoever knows that another person is the victim of hazing as defined in section seventeen and is at the
scene of such crime shall, to the extent that such person can do so without danger or peril to himself or others,
report such crime to an appropriate law enforcement official as soon as reasonably practicable. Whoever fails to
report such crime shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.

269:19 COPY OF SECS. 17-19; ISSUANCE TO STUDENTS AND STUDENT GROUPS, TEAMS AND
ORGANIZATIONS; REPORT

Section 19. Each institution of secondary education and each public and private institution of post secondary
education shall issue to every student group, student team or student organization which is part of such institution
or is recognized by the institution or permitted by the institution to use its name or facilities or is known by the
institution to exist as an unaffiliated student group, student team, or student organization, a copy of this section and
sections seventeen and eighteen; provided, however, that an institution's compliance with this section's requirements
that an institution issue copies of this section and sections seventeen and eighteen to unaffiliated student groups,
teams, or organizations shall not constitute evidence of the institution's recognition or endorsement of said
unaffiliated student groups, teams or organizations.

Each such group, team or organization shall distribute a copy of this section and sections seventeen and eighteen to
each of its members, plebes, pledges or applicants for membership. It shall be the duty of each such group, team or
organization, acting through its designated officer, to deliver annually, to the institution an attested
acknowledgement stating that such group, team or organization has received a copy of this section and said sections
seventeen and eighteen, that each of its member, plebes, pledges, or applicants has received a copy of sections
seventeen and eighteen, and that such group, team or organization understands and agrees to comply with the
provisions of this section and sections seventeen and eighteen.

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