Hazing

Hazing shall be defined “as any action taken or situation created whether on or off college property to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities shall include (but not be limited to): paddling, beating, physical exercise, scavenger hunts, road trips, any activity resulting in fatigue, physical or psychological shock, wearing apparel that is uncomfortable to the individual or that is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts or buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games or activities, giving of food or drink that is distasteful or designed to provoke nausea, any form of verbal harassment, any action created subjugating an individual to a condition in which the person might tend to lose self-respect, suffer injury to personal dignity, or is required to compromise personal values, any activity that interferes with scholastic duties, threatening in any manner of form for the purpose of cajoling individuals into secrecy in regard to breaches of the Hazing Code.”

The preceding is a non-inclusive list of activities considered to be hazing.  Any act or procedure done by, or on behalf of a member of a student organization, and with the expressed or implied authority or condemnation of the organization, shall be chargeable to the organization and/or its individual members.

The following actions by recognized student organizations are explicitly prohibited:

1.   Forcing or requiring an individual to drink alcohol or any other substance.

2.   Dropping food (eggs, grapes, liver, etc.) in the mouth.

3.   Forcing or requiring calisthenics, such as push-ups, sit-ups and runs.

4.   Throwing anything (whipped cream, garbage, water, paint, etc.) at an individual.

5.   Theft of any property under any circumstance.

6.   Assigning or endorsing “pranks” such as stealing, panty raids, setting off fireworks, any other incendiary devices, fire extinguishers or harassing another organization.

7.   Defacing trees, grounds or buildings.

8.   Awakening or disturbing individuals during normal sleeping hours.

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