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Sororities & Fraternities Policies

On August 2, 2021 the new Cornell Student Code of Conduct went into effect. The Cornell Student Code of Conduct includes organizations, such as sororities and fraternities. This Cornell Student Code of Conduct is enforced by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Included in the Code of Conduct is the definition of hazing as follows:

"To haze another person, regardless of the person's consent to participate. Hazing means an act that, as an explicit or implicit condition for initiation to, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization, (1) could be seen by a reasonable person as endangering the physical health of an individual or as causing mental distress to an individual through, for example, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning treatment, (2) destroys or removes public or private property, (3) involves the consumption of alcohol or drugs, or the consumption of other substances to excess, or (4) violates any University policy."

To report an act of hazing, please submit an online report or make a phone call to:

  • Cornell Police (607) 255-1111, or
  • Sorority & Fraternity Life (607) 255-2310, or
  • Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (607) 255-4680, or 
  • Dean of Students (607) 254-8598

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