The Code of Student Conduct defines hazing as the following:
Any act that willfully or recklessly endangers the mental, emotional, or physical health and/or safety of any student or other person for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in any group regardless of the person’s consent to participate. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Brutality of a physical nature including, but not limited to, paddling, whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, and/or exposure to the elements.
- Coerced consumption of, including, but not limited to, any food, alcoholic beverage, liquid, drug, or any other substance that subjects a person to an unreasonable risk of harm.
- Acts intended to cause mental stress including, but not limited to, sleep deprivation, transportation and/or abandonment, confinement, forced exclusion from social contact, forced contact that could reasonably result in embarrassment, or any activity that is designed to shame and/or humiliate.
- Coerced activities including, but not limited to, violation of any laws; violation of University policies, rules, or regulations, and personal servitude.
- Failing to intervene, prevent, discourage, and/or report acts of hazing.