Details of the test follow:
- The test assesses each new members understanding of information that is clearly stated during the nationally implemented New Member program, results are confidential.
- A score of 80% is required to pass. One retest is permitted before initiation is haulted
- Results are confidential
- Tests are administered silently in a classroom and questions are permitted. There is no oral portion of the test.
CA doesn't have a legal definition for hazing. Some schools have policies about fraternities and other Greek organizations, so you'd have to consult those schools for their policies.
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Hazing is usually viewed as some physical torment. A nationally implemented New Member Program of testing does not fit that understanding. I doubt that today a national fraternity or sorority would prepare a test that constituted hazing. this sounds more like an exam to see if you understand the traditions of the fraternity or sorority.
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