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."
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
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.