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Member Education

Groups are expected to meet standards of the inter/national organization and appropriate umbrella organizations (e.g., NALFO, NIC, NPC, NPHC, etc.) as they relate to an educational process for prospective members. Organizations must receive approval from the Office of Student Activities to begin a new member education/intake process.

The New Member Education Approval Form must be submitted two weeks prior to the start of new member education/intake.

All students who participate in any aspect of New Member Education must complete two online hazing prevention trainings.  

Hazing Prevention 101 is a one-hour awareness course educating students on how to recognize, prevent and report hazing. The real-life scenarios prepare students, group members and bystanders to make informed decisions, ultimately empowering them to prevent hazing. 

The Fraternity & Sorority Life Module is an extension of the prerequisite courseHazing Prevention: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility 101™, designed for university students in fraternities and sororities. This 35-minute module dives deeper into the specific needs of fraternity and sorority life.

*To register for Hazing Prevention 101, please go to and click “Create New Account” and then complete the registration form Redeem access code: cc4d51

*To register for the FSL module, please go to and login.  You must be enrolled in the hazing prevention 101 course in order to login to the FSL module.  Redeem access code: 2ec670

a. Length of Educational Process

Groups must notify the Student Activities Fraternity & Sorority Advisor if they are filing an exemption with their inter/national organization to alter their membership education process, including:

  • Extending education process or timeline for membership
  • Shifting responsibilities or obligations of education process advisor or officer(s)
  • Completing components after the fourteenth week of the semester (including during summer terms or breaks)

b. Fraternity and Sorority Education Program

All new members must complete the Anti-Hazing form ( before the start of their new member education process.

c. Confidentiality

Fraternity & Sorority Life staff at MSU Denver recognizes that many fraternities and sororities keep secret the names and information of individuals completing a membership education process. The Membership Education Officer should work with the Fraternity & Sorority Life

Advisor to understand which information is confidential. This material will be accessible only to designated individuals.


Hazing has been an historic and remains a contemporary issue for fraternities and sororities. National Umbrella Organizations, each National Organization, and MSU Denver have specifically worked to combat this issue through education.

a. Definition

Hazing as defined by the MSU Denver Code of Conduct is

“an act that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or that destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization. Hazing can be defined further as any action that produces physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.”

b. Investigations

MSU Denver will investigate allegations of hazing through the Code of Conduct process. National headquarters/board representatives and law enforcement may be notified as appropriate.

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