Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, is an international professional organization comprised of judges, lawyers, law students and prelaw members, having chapters located in almost all of the 50states and beyond. Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International recognizes that there exist state and local laws prohibiting the practice of “hazing”*. An attempt to codify one uniform rule prohibiting hazing might conflict with such laws from state to state. Therefore, the universal policy of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International relative to the practice of hazing is as follows:
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International does not condone any form of hazing. No chapter, member, prelaw member or prospective member shall engage in any activities which may be construed as hazing. Each member and chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, including each member and chapter of the PreLaw program, shall fully comply with all applicable state and local ordinances and laws which prohibit the practice of “hazing”. In addition, each member and chapter shall comply with their school’s policies as those policies relate to hazing.
It is the duty and responsibility of every member of Phi Alpha Delta to report to local authorities and the International Executive Office of Phi Alpha Delta any and all conduct which that member in good faith believes violates such laws, ordinances or school policies. Failure to report such activities when required shall constitute grounds for the International Executive Board of Phi Alpha Delta to suspend membership and/or the charter of the offending chapter until such time as there is satisfactory showing that such activity has ceased in its entirety. Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, reserves the right to revoke the rights and privilege of membership of a member or prelaw member who has at any time brought disrepute to the Fraternity through unworthy conduct, including but not limited to engaging in hazing activities”
*For purposes of this policy, the term “hazing’ shall be defined to include but shall not be limited to: (1) the applicable state or local definition of such activities for the purposes of the criminal statute; (2) any course of conduct, whether committed on or off the school campus, by individuals calculated to, as a continuing prerequisite for association or membership into any organization, subject the victim(s) to physical or psychological abuse, harassment, violation of law, or otherwise designed to publicly or privately cause humiliation and embarrassment. Furthermore, the International Executive Board of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International has determined that should there exist any conflict between the foregoing definition and that which has been established by legislative enactment for the purposes of criminal prosecution, the latter definition shall be and is hereby incorporated by reference into the fraternity's policies.
Upon receipt of student organization registration and (re)registration in each subsequent
academic school year with The George Washington University Center from Student Engagement
and The George Washington University Student Association, the GW PreLaw Chapter shall
abide by all University policy governing the conduct and actions of student organizations
registered with both The George Washington University Center for Student Engagement and
Student Association. In the event of any conflict between this document and University Policy,
the University’s policies shall supersede.
The Chapter shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age,
religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the selection of its members or its
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