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.

 If you have feedback about the proposed revision, please contact a member of the Student Code of Conduct Review Team.