The Honor Campaign
The purpose of The Honor Campaign is to create a healthy, safe and constructive environment for every Zeta Psi brother which includes their time as an active member and continues throughout their lives as elders. The Honor Campaign’s goal is to create a positive new member education process for every chapter in which we stress mutual respect and prohibit hazing. This embodies the ideals of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. The Honor Campaign will also help chapters teach the rituals and traditions of Zeta Psi in an exemplary manner.
The Honor Campaign is designed to ensure the long-term viability of each and every chapter. Our Leadership Training Institutes educate every member with appropriate information and proper ritual training in which we encourage our brothers to act honorably.
The Honor Campaign takes into account each school’s restrictions and rules regarding the education of new fraternity members. If a chapter only has four weeks, then the program will be limited to that amount of time. Whatever the college or university’s guidelines are, the program is designed to incorporate them.
We understand the need for our individual chapters to incorporate specific educational goals into the The Honor Campaign and it allows for and takes this into consideration. The Honor Campaign is designed to enhance communications so that we can delve into what each chapter is teaching and ensure that every chapter receives a positive educational program.
Every chapter is expected to follow the guidelines of their individual college or university and Zeta Psi. Implementation of the The Honor Campaign will be a two-year process at each chapter. The Honor Campaign will be advocated for at every chapter visit, Leadership Training Institute (LTI), Kirby Leadership Conference (Phi’s Conference) and the Zeta Psi Convention.
The end of the two-year implementation process is just the beginning of The Honor Campaign. Every active and elder and their individual chapters and associations need to continue incorporating our honorable new member education process. Hazing can occur when only one brother decides to act irresponsibly. Therefore, it takes the entire brotherhood to combat hazing.
How to get involved?
Every new member should be made aware of The Honor Campaign at the beginning of their educational period. Every active should strive to make their Zeta Psi chapter the best it can be. Any chapter that incorporates hazing will never be able to succeed. Every elder must also adhere to The Honor Campaign’s standards of mutual respect, trust and brotherhood. This will set a good example for the Fraternity’s younger members. The Honor Campaign is a long-term project. Hazing will never be eradicated in the Fraternity without each individual brother taking up the fight. The Honor Campaign is a continuation since we first denounced hazing in 1883. Stand up for Honor. Stand up for Trust. Stand up for our Brotherhood. Enjoy Zeta Psi the way it was meant to be: a truly lifelong experience.