Other Things You Should Know:
Alcohol and Recruitment:
Recruitment is intended to provide opportunities to spend time getting to know each other. According to the GAMMA Policies, alcohol is not to be served to minors under any circumstances. No alcohol should be served to minors during any recruitment function, whether it is one-on-one or in a large group. Most IFC organizations have national policies that bar the use of alcohol at any and all recruitment and new member activities.
If you are under 21 and you are offered alcohol at a fraternity event, that chapter is violating UCLA's Code of Conduct, IFC, and GAMMA policies. They are also breaking the law. If this happens, you should seriously consider whether or not you want to join an organization that has so little integrity.
No alcohol should be used or be present during any recruitment function or event, of any kind.
Hazing is commonly defined as any action taken or situation created, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Anti-hazing legislation or policies have been adopted by the State of California, UCLA, the Interfraternity Council and all national fraternities. If you are subjected to hazing, state law requires that you report it to the Office of Fraternity and & Sorority Life. Hazing has no place in the fraternity community and should not be tolerated. Chapters that haze are not worth your time and are dangerous.
Some examples of hazing situations may include but are not limited to any type of physical brutality; any activity involving consumption of food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, drug or other substance which subjects the student to any risk of harm; any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism, that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame or humiliation; or any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task which involves a violation of the law. Click HERE for UCLA's Hazing Reporting Website.
An invitation to join a fraternity is commonly referred to as a "bid." You may participate in recruitment events and receive bids from many different fraternities. Receiving a bid from a fraternity does not mean you must join that fraternity. You have to make that decision on your own. Your official bid (that will be recognized by the IFC and UCLA) will only be made when you complete a Grade Release form and submit it to the IFC through Org Sync registration.