Intent of the Proposed Change

  • To provide a definition of hazing to help individuals have a clear understanding of what hazing is.

Current Policy

R09.02.020 – F
  1. Hazing or coercion that endangers or threatens the health or safety of any person, including oneself; or

Proposed Revision

Hazing is defined as acts considered by a reasonable person to cause physical or psychological harm or social ostracism to any person within the University community, when related to the admission, pledging, recruiting, joining or any other group-affiliation activity. It is not a defense that the person, group, or organization against whom the physical abuse was directed consented to, or acquiesced to, the physical abuse.