Fraternity and Sorority Life

 

A Message for all FAU Fraternities and Sororities
 
Dear Fraternity and Sorority Community Members,
 
Florida Atlantic University provides a wide range of academic, social and community service activities for students, and membership in a fraternity or sorority is a great first step toward enjoying all the benefits that FAU has to offer.  Collectively, fraternities and sororities constitute one of the largest student groups on campus, and they have all made the commitment to doing more and being more; to having an experience that develops them as better, more ethical men and women.    
 
To be frank, hazing is an issue that is often associated with fraternities & sororities and this is why Florida Atlantic University is so serious about hazing prevention. Hazing is in direct conflict with the founding principles of fraternities & sororities and furthermore, hazing is against the law in the State of Florida.   In fact, Florida has one of the strictest hazing laws in the country.
 
Given all of this, we remain diligent in educating our fraternity & sorority members on hazing prevention and also in holding those who choose to violate our policy accountable to the fullest degree.   We appreciate your assistance in holding us to this commitment, as we continue to provide a positive, safe fraternity & sorority experience to our students.  Additionally, we encourage you to continue to explore this website for resources and more in-depth information on hazing prevention.
 
To report acts of hazing, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs Office at 561-297-3542 or online at http://www.fau.edu/studentconduct/hazing.php. You are encouraged to provide as much specific detail as possible so that appropriate action can be taken to address the reported behavior. You have the option to submit a report anonymously, though officials may find it difficult to complete their investigation without knowing the source of the report.
 
Thank you for your support of this initiative and Go Owls!
 
David Bynes
Associate Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life
Florida Atlantic University
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