PGN RISK Management Policies

Alcohol and Drug Policy

Every member of PGN shall abide by all applicable liquor and drug control laws of the State or other jurisdiction, including Colleges and Universities, while participating in an official PGN event. Reasonable precautions will be taken by the chapter to prevent excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages and to ensure the safety of all members or any other individuals attending any the event.

Fire and Health Safety Policy

All premises used for PGN operations, must meet all local fire and health codes and standards as well as any applicable federal, state, county and municipal laws, ordinances and regulations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Members, employees, council members and other shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age or physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, military status, order of protection status and unfavorable military discharge.

Bullying and Hazing Policy

Bullying Definition

Bullying is defined as misconduct that is characterized by the aggressor(s) repeatedly engaging in negative actions against another student in an attempt to exercise control over the victim. This includes, but is not limited to physical abuse, verbal abuse and physiological abuse.

Bullying Policy

PGN believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy environment. As such, The National Fraternity of Phi Gamma Nu maintains a zero-tolerance bullying policy. Members of the organization shall not bully or harass another members, whether it takes place on or off school property, at a PGN sponsored event or not.

Hazing Definition

Hazing is any action taken or situation created intentionally or unintentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to an individual or a group, new or established:

·      that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule

·       risks emotional and/or physical harm

·       regardless of the person's willingness to participate

Hazing Policy

PGN maintains a zero-tolerance hazing policy. It is the responsibility of all the members to understand and comply with all college, university, state or other legal jurisdiction policy regarding hazing.

All events and activities of the Fraternity and its organizational members, including, but not limited to, recruiting, pledging and initiation are to be conducted in a manner that upholds the dignity of our organization. Chapter programs must adhere to the policies of the chapter, its college or university, and to the relevant national, state and local laws.

Publication of Inappropriate Material Policy

It is the policy of PGN to prohibit its members from producing, publishing, and/or distributing any material, whether written or electronically as text, audio, video, or some combination of all three that could be deemed harmful to the good name and reputation of the Fraternity.

Sexual HarassmenT Policy

It is the policy of PGN that unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other sexually offensive verbal or physical contact will not be condoned or permitted, and may in fact be in violation of state and/or federal law.  Nonconsensual sexual physical contact and similar acts are a crime, and you are required to immediately report any such incidents to the local law enforcement authorities in addition to The National Fraternity of Phi Gamma Nu.

PGN will not tolerate or condone any form of sexually abusive behavior on the part of its members, whether physical, mental or emotional. This is to include any actions that are demeaning to any person, which would constitute Sexual Harassment of any type or form.

Complaint Procedure

Any violations of the above policies should be reported immediately to PGN's National Council at

Because some forms of hazing can involve criminal conduct (such as unwanted physical contact), you must also immediately report any such criminal acts to the local law enforcement authorities.

Review Process

If allegations of bullying, hazing, decimation or sexual harassment or other reports of inappropriate behavior are brought upon the student organization's leadership or their organization as a whole, they must go undergo a review by a committee. The student organization may be placed on immediate suspension and asked to halt all PGN-related activity until a review can be conducted. The Chapter President and the executive board will be held responsible for the chapter’s actions. 

A committee that consists of The National Council and PGN's chapter presidents will review the allegations brought upon the student organization. Should the committee find them in violation of PGN Policies, the student organization will be subject to disciplinary action, including chapter charter revocation.

Appeal Process

Student organizations have a right to petition their revocation status.  An appeal may be submitted up to six months after the suspension to the National Council. The appeal will be presented to a committee that includes both the National Council and Chapter Presidents. A two-thirds vote is required to overturn the suspension. Appeals should include a written recommendation from a Faculty Advisor or the Dean of the College of Business.