On June 22, 2012, the Omicron Kappa Chapter at Clark Atlanta University had its charter revoked by the Commission on Standards for violations of the Policy on Hazing. As a result of this action, eight men were expelled from the Fraternity.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia strictly prohibits hazing, and considers all forms and degrees of hazing detrimental to the Object of the Fraternity and destructive to the morals and character of its members. Hazing is defined as any activity or situation that creates apprehension, fear or mental distress in a member; harasses or intimidates that member; threatens the member’s physical or emotional well being; or any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal ritual, the policies or regulations of the educational institution, or applicable state law.
The most effective means of preventing the abuses of hazing, potential criminal and civil penalties, and potential Fraternity and university discipline is for chapters to conduct regular, thorough self-analysis of their membership development programs. Resources for guidance are available at http://www.sinfonia.org/riskmanagement.asp. Chapters or individuals with questions regarding hazing are highly encouraged to contact their Province Governor or the National Headquarters.