Originally founded as Nu Phi, the "non-fraternity" based on friendship and trust, prospectives don't pledge to
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, they associate with
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
The National Council and Supreme Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity unequivocally oppose all acts of hazing and negative pre-initiation activities in any form and under any circumstance. Any member of the Fraternity found guilty of committing acts of hazing will be immediately expelled.
Pi Kappa Phi, most universities, and most state laws define hazing as:
"Any action taken or situation intentionally created, on or off-campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities and situations might include, but are not limited to, acts such as paddling; creation of excessive fatigue; scavenger hunts or road trips of a mandatory nature; public wearing of anything conspicuous and not of normal good taste; unusual stunts; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with the academic mission of the university; and 'mind games.' This includes acts which are committed by non-members or alumni with the knowledge of any member."
As a rule, if you would not tell an associate's parents that he is doing something, chances are it is hazing.
All pre-initiation activities for associate members must conform to Supreme Law, rules of the college, and all applicable state, local and federal laws. Members found hazing shall be prosecuted to the full letter of the law.