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Campus Life Office

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Box 228

Galesburg, IL 61401


Fax: 309-341-7571


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Active Fraternity and Sorority Members

Fraternity and sorority life (FSL) members are expected to uphold the values of the community and their chapters, which leads to personal growth, development, and excellence!  FSL community members should also review and understand the following communty-wide guidelines and policies:

If you have any questions or concerns about the FSL community, please reach out to the Campus Life Office at or 309-341-7527.

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Anti-Hazing Policy

Hazing: The college prohibits hazing, which is defined as any act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, or which produces ridicule, embarrassment, harassment, intimidation or other similar result, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition of continued membership in, a group or organization. Examples include paddling, creating excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shock, public stunts, and morally degrading or humiliating games and activities. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense of this violation, and apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is also seen as a violation of this policy.

All campus organizations are not permitted to haze and may confer membership on new members in many different ways. They must not have any type of informal initiations that incorporate hazing, such as "Hell Week." All initiations must take place within the chapter houses and must not cause any kind of public nuisance or disturbance.

Nothing may be done to a new or active member that may involve the possibility of physical injury. Students must not be asked to violate their personal or moral beliefs as a condition of initiation. The initiation program must not in any way interfere with a student's academic work and may not do any harm to the student in any way.

Examples of Hazing

Participant endures ridicule, embarrassment, and must complete humiliating tasks in order to feel like a part of the group. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Assigning demerits
  • Name calling
  • Line-ups and drills/tests
  • Expecting certain items to be in one's possession
  • Doing extra house chores or expected to run errands for members, alumni, or others affiliated with the members

Participant endures frustration, confusion, stress, and physical discomfort in order to feel like part of the group. Activities include but are not limited to:
Verbal abuse

  • Degrading, crude, or humiliating acts
  • Sleep deprivation or expectations of extreme late night event attendance or other type of chapter participation at risk of losing a bid/membership
  • Perform personal service to initiated members or those affiliated with members

Participant endures physical, emotional, and/or psychological harm in order to feel like part of the group. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Forced or coerced consumption of any food or substance, including but not limited to drugs and alcohol
  • Beating, paddling, or other forms of assault
  • Forced or coerced ingestion of vile substances or conditions
  • Bondage/abductions/kidnaps

Contact one or all of the following resources to report hazing or seek more resources about hazing:

  • Debbie Southern, Dean of Students,, 309-341-7225
  • Nate Kemp, Director of Campus Safety,, 309-341-7255
  • Campus Life Office,, 309-341-7527
  • Campus Safety, 309-341-7979
  • Knox College Incident Report Form
  • Off campus resources: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293),

Knox College Faculty and Staff Advisors

Fraternity and sorority faculty and staff chapter advisors play a key role in assisting the development of chapter members as they lead and operate their chapters.  Chapter advisors should have a general understanding of campus policies and event registration processes, work to build connections with chapter members to provide general leadership guidance and advice as needed, and attend chapter and executive meetings as available.  Chapters should discuss expectations and goals with their advisors on a regular basis.  If chapters or advisors have any questions or concerns, they are encouraged to reach out to the Campus Life Office.

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