Risk Management

  • Risk Management Policy:


    WHEREAS, morals are necessary possessions of the true gentlemen and are basic

    standards of human conduct, divinely inspired  to promote the dignity of man and the

    sanctity of the family relationship; and


    WHEREAS, it is the policy of Alpha Gamma Rho to perform a positive role in the moral

    and spiritual development of our members; and


    WHEREAS, the rights and privileges of all Brothers to standards of decency and

    behavior, becoming to a gentleman, are infringed upon when other members engage in

    habits, practices, and behavior in violation of the standards set by our Fraternity; and


    WHEREAS, each Brother has rights and privileges of access and use of his own room

    and other areas of the Chapter house unencumbered; and


    WHEREAS, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity is concerned about the consumption and

    potentials for abuse of alcoholic beverages in the Chapters, and


    WHEREAS, the dangers of misuse of alcohol to individuals, to Chapters, to the

    Fraternity system and to the campus community are becoming increasingly evident; and


    WHEREAS, these dangers can erode the foundation of fraternalism and diminish the

    complete attainment of the goals and  objectives of Alpha Gamma Rho and the

    educational community; and


    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Alpha Gamma Rho supports the highest ideals

    and standards of human conduct and does not condone the use of illegal drugs, illicit

    sexual relations, and indiscriminate use of alcoholic beverages.  Each Collegiate

    Chapter and Alumni Corporation must follow the rules of conduct set forth as follows:


    Alcohol and Drugs


    1.  The possession, use and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages, while on

         chapter premises, during an official fraternity event, or in any situation sponsored

         or endorsed by the chapter, must be in compliance with any and all applicable

         laws of the state, province, county, city and institution of higher education.


    2.  No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through the chapter treasury nor may

         the purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by

         any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter.  The purchase and/or

         use of a bulk quantity of such alcoholic beverage, ie, kegs, is prohibited.


    3.  No chapter members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or

         sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e., those under legal "drinking age").


    4.  The possession, sale and/or use of any illegal drugs or controlled substances

         at any chapter house, sponsored event or at any event that an observer would

         associate with the fraternity, is strictly prohibited.


    5.  No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an distributor of alcohol, charitable

         organization or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment generating more than

         half of annual gross sales from alcohol) where alcohol is given away, sold or

         otherwise provided to those present.  This includes any event held in, at or on the

         property of a tavern as defined above for purposes of fundraising.  However, a

        chapter may rent or use a room or area in a tavern as defined above for a closed

        event held within the provisions of this policy, including the use of a third party

         vendor and guest list.


    6.  No chapter may co-sponsor or co-finance a function where alcohol is purchased

         by any of the host chapters, groups or organizations.


    7.  All recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter will be non-alcoholic. 

         No recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter may be held at or in

         conjunction with a tavern, alcohol distributor or charitable organization as defined

         in this policy.


    8.  Open parties, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the

         fraternity without specific invitation, where alcohol is present shall be prohibited.


    9.  No member shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in "drinking games".


    10.  No alcohol shall be present at any  prospective or new member program or

           activity of the chapter.  This includes but is not limited to activities associated with





    No chapter shall conduct hazing activities.  Hazing activities are defined as:


    "Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on  or off fraternity

    premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or

    ridicule.  Such activities may include but are not limited to the following:  use of alcohol;

    paddling in any form; creation of excessive  fatigue; physical and psychological shocks;

    quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried

    on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel

    which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and

    buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other

    activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations

    and policies of the educational institution."


    Sexual Abuse


    The fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of sexist or sexually abusive

    behavior on the part of its members, whether physical, mental or emotional.  This is to

    include any actions which are demeaning to women or men ranging from but not limited

    to verbal harassment to sexual assault by individuals or members together.


    Fire, Health And Safety


    1.  All chapter houses shall, prior to, during, and following occupancy, meet all local

         fire and health codes and standards.


    2.  All chapters must have posted by common phones emergency numbers for fire,

    police and ambulance and must have evacuation routes from chapter houses, 

    common areas as well as posted on the back of the door of each sleeping room.


    3.  All chapters shall comply with engineering recommendations as reported by the

         insurance company.


    4.  The possession and/or use of firearms or explosive devices of any kind on AGR

         premises is expressly forbidden unless stored in a locked compartment with limited

         access.  Any and all ammunition will be stored in a locked compartment separate from

         any firearms, and all firearms will remain  unloaded at all times while on fraternity





    Each student member shall be instructed annually on the Risk Management Policy.