Sigma Tau Gamma was founded with the understanding that all men are social creatures and that friendships made in college days are lasting ones. Believing that a social Fraternity must be dedicated to the highest ideals of manhood and brotherhood; to congeniality, the development of good personal characteristics and social poise; to good scholarship, mature thinking and action; to good citizenship, democratic principles and acceptance of responsibility; and, to loyalty and service to college, community, country, our Fraternity embraced a set of six principles that together express our personal and fraternal aspirations: value, learning, leadership, excellence, benefit, and integrity. Embraced by our Founders and early members, these Principles have become our guide.

With such high ideals, there is no time or tolerance in Sigma Tau Gamma for hazing.

Real Men Don’t Haze Campaign:

Sigma Tau Gamma believe that Real Men Don’t Haze year round.

Fight Hazing with the Path of Principles

One of the best ways to fight hazing is by following our the Path of Principles program. This new member education program is directly in line with our Fraternity values and in no way encourages any form of hazing. When following the Path of Principles, new members are gaining knowledge about our Fraternity and growing into true men of Principle without risk of hazing. Encourage all members of your chapter to follow the Path of Principles and visit

  • What is "Hazing"

    Hazing is any action taken or situation created intentionally:

    that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule

    risks emotional and/or physical harm

    to members of an group or team whether new or not

    regardless of the person's willingness to participate

    Still confused? Ask yourself these questions:

    Would I feel comfortable participating in this activity if my parents were watching?

    Would we get in trouble if the Dean of Students walked by?

    Am I being asked to keep these activities a secret?

    Am I doing anything illegal?

    Does participation violate my values or those of Sigma Tau Gamma?

    Is it causing emotional distress or stress of any kind to myself or others?

    If someone were injured, would I feel comfortable being investigated by the insurance carrier?

    When I apply for jobs, can I take the onus of having a criminal arrest on my record?