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Office of Student Life

6135 Collis Center, Suite 217
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-6979

New Member Educators

Member Education Program

Member Educators are responsible for:

Goals of Member Education:

  • Get to know the other members, both existing and new members
  • Learn the history and traditions of the organization
  • Understand how the chapter operates and the roles of its members
  • Help members learn to navigate the campus and make use of campus resources
  • To recruit members who demonstrate values and integrity

Elements of a positive Member Program

  • Ask what makes someone a good brother or sister of a chapter
  • Define the essentials that need to be learned
  • Make sure the program poses no mental or physical harm
  • Seek advice on the program from chapter and campus advisors
  • Tell  members what the requirements for membership are
  • Hold all members accountable for any straying from the program that could be or become hazing

Evaluate the negatives of the Member Program and its consequences

  • Do not include alcohol consumption for any new member activities
  • Provide opportunities for existing members to participate in some activities alongside new members. This gives existing members the opportunity to model positive behavior
  • Identify the intended positive outcomes for all member activities. If the activity does not have any, consider revisions that make it a more educational, enjoyable experience
  • Anticipate the times and actions that lend themselves to hazing.
  • Remember that activities such as scavenger hunts, skits, and study hours are not hazing IF they are conducted in the right way

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Last Updated: 9/19/16