Statement on Hazing
Kappa Alpha Theta seeks to promote a high standard of excellence in all aspects of Fraternity life and prides itself on acting as a leader within the Greek community. Risk management policies are in place to protect our Fraternity's rich history, but more importantly, the well-being of our members. The goals of Kappa Alpha Theta membership include, but are not limited to, the preparation of a woman to accept the responsibilities of Fraternity membership and the encouragement of a woman's personal development to meet the demands of a mature life. In accordance with these goals, Kappa Alpha Theta does not tolerate any acts that may be construed as hazing.
For more information on Kappa Alpha Theta's stance on hazing, visit the Kappa Alpha Theta website.
Kappa Alpha Theta Risk Prevention Policies and Procedures
Kappa Alpha Theta is committed to educating our college chapters on how to minimize risk and manage risky behavior. One of the Fraternity's three aims is socially, the widest influence for good. By adhering to the Fraternity's risk management policies, members ensure they are representing the Fraternity's high ideals. As a member of FIPG, all Theta chapters must comply with the policies and procedures noted by FIPG. Some specific policies to note are:
- No chapter funds can be used to purchase alcohol.
- No alcoholic beverages can be stored, served or consumed on Theta property, either owned or rented, or otherwise designated for regular use by members of the Fraternity.
- All recruitment activities associated with a chapter must be non-alcoholic.
- No Theta chapters can sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or bar.
- A chapter cannot sponsor or co-sponsor an event that involves the sale, distribution or availability of alcoholic beverages.
- A chapter may not hold a social event across an international border.
Academic Achievement Policy
Kappa Alpha Theta expects each member to achieve high scholarship and to develop to the fullest her intellectual, cultural, and social potential. Each chapter is required to set a definite scholarship average which members must maintain in order to be a member in good standing.
In addition, each chapter is expected to maintain accumulative grade point average above the All-Sorority Average (ASA) on its campus, and chapter bylaws shall establish specific grade requirements for chapter officers.
Each college chapter of the Fraternity shall have an advisory board that is responsible for the supervision of the college chapter and its well-being. The advisory board is organized to mirror the college chapter officer structure and to provide support to each collegiate office-holder. Chapter advisors are trained by Fraternity officers and staff, as it is Kappa Alpha Theta’s priority to ensure that the advisory board is current in all Fraternity policies and procedures.
The Beta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at Indiana University has a current average GPA of 3.5 (as of October 23rd, 2016)