Hazing Policy

Hazing, including any method of initiation (on or off campus) into a student organization, living group, or team is prohibited. Hazing is defined as any activity that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm; personal degradation or disgrace; or serious mental or emotional harm. For an individual or group to engage in or conspire to engage in any such activities are grounds for disciplinary action. If any club or organization engages in hazing, that group risks losing any and all College-related privileges. State law also provides that a person who participates in hazing of another shall forfeit any entitlement to state-funded grants, scholarships, or awards.

Activities that could be described as hazing include, but are not limited to:

  • Compelled ingestion, forced consumption, or vomit-inducing exercises of alcohol, drugs, or foods

  • Encouraging the rapid consumption of alcohol in a short period of time; drinking games

  • Paddling, striking, or branding of an individual

  • Causing an individual to be indecently exposed; total or substantial nudity

  • Excessive exercise

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Activities which are physically burdensome or threaten the health of the individual

  • Activities that expose personal values to compromise or ridicule

  • Transportation and abandonment

  • Confinement of an individual to an unreasonably small, unventilated, unsanitary, or unlighted areas

  • Assignments of pranks to be performed

  • Compelled personal servitude

  • Any activities that interfere with academic pursuits or with normal life functions