All undergraduate members will adhere to the Fraternity's Code of Conduct:
Alpha Sigma Phi has made the health and safety of its undergraduate members and their peers a top priority. Click here to view the Fraternity's Health & Safety Guidelines.
As of January 15, 2015, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity put in place a Claims and Dispute Resolution Program. Making this program available to all Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity members and new members is a part of our continuing commitment to create an environment where members are enabled to participate in constructive communication.
The Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Claims and Dispute Resolution Program binds the member and the Fraternity to handle problems through a series of measures designed to bring timely resolution. It is a process that allows claims and grievances to be objectively considered and resolved without forcing the member to resort to courts of law. By implementing this Program at large, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity is joining the ranks of many other successful, diverse organizations who have developed similar programs.
Our hope is that no member will have occasion to use the Program, but should you have concerns with the Fraternity, with your chapter or with co-members, you will have access to an orderly, fair process that serves to resolve your concerns.
Effective January 15, 2015, all Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity new members, existing members, and alumni making claims for personal injury, claims for damages to property, or disputes of any nature will be referred for resolution through the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Claims and Dispute Resolution Program. This means that, since January 15, 2015, you and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity have been bound to use the Claim and Dispute Resolution Program as the primary and sole means of dispute resolution. If you are unable to resolve a claim or dispute arising out of your membership or participation in any Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity-related activity, under the terms of the Program the claim or dispute will be submitted to binding arbitration instead of through the courts. If legal action is instituted, the court will be requested to refer the matter back to the Claim and Dispute Resolution Program for final resolution.
This program is binding on all Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity new members, existing members, alumni, chapters, house corporations, foundations, alumni associations, and the National Fraternity. YOUR DECISION TO JOIN OR ACCEPT MEMBERSHIP OR CONTINUE YOUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN ALPHA SIGMA PHI FRATERNITY AFTER JANUARY 15, 2015 MEANS YOU HAVE AGREED TO AND ARE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS PROGRAM AS CONTAINED IN THE PLAN DOCUMENT AND RULES, A COMPLETE COPY OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TODAY, AND IS FOUND ON THE ALPHA SIGMA PHI WEBSITE (BELOW).
This will be true both during your membership and after your membership should you terminate for any reason. Likewise, the terms of the Claim and Dispute Resolution Program are binding on Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity; the terms can only be modified by providing advance notice of the change to members. While both you and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity retain all substantive legal rights and remedies under this Program, you and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity are both waiving all rights which either may have with regard to trial by jury for personal injury, property damage, contract, or any other related matters in state or federal court. This Plan covers any legal or equitable claim for personal injury, property damage, equity, or breach of contract, arising out of any tort, statute, contract, or law.
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