Fraternity & Sorority Life Ethics Statement

Individuals who assume membership in a general (values-based) Greek-lettered organization do not surrender their rights nor escape their fundamental responsibilities as a citizen or as a member of Elon, but acquire additional rights and responsibilities to the greater Elon fraternity/sorority community.

In order to build a stronger Elon fraternity/sorority community, the members of the Interfratenity, National Pan-Hellenic and Panhellenic Councils of Elon developed an ethics statement. The following code of ethics represents some of the basic expectations of fraternity/sorority membership at Elon:

  • I will respect others as I wish to be respected; therefore, I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse anyone. In addition, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.
  • I will strive for academic success and practice academic integrity.
  • I recognize that I represent and am responsible to the larger fraternity/sorority community.
  • I will act as a role model for others and the entire Elon community.
  • I will provide support for other chapters and their members at all times.
  • I will make ethical decisions and be personally responsible and accountable, even when faced with difficult choices.
  • I will continue to look deeper into my Ritual and exhibit the values that are contained therein.
  • I will celebrate diversity and accept the differences and believes of others.
  • I will be honest with others and myself.
  • I will recognize and support the Elon statement on alcohol and Elon policies on illegal substance use.
  • I will challenge all the members of my chapters to strive to abide by these expectations.