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exhaustion, loss of sleep or reasonable study time, or by preventing an
individual from attending class.
The creation of excessive fatigue by participation in physically demanding
activities (calisthenics, runs, etc.).
Compelling individuals to eat or drink unusual substances or compelling the
consumption of undue amounts or odd preparations of food.
Having substances thrown at, poured on or otherwise applied to the bodies
Morally degrading or humiliating games or any other activities which make
an individual the object of amusement, ridicule or intimidation.
Transporting individuals against their will, abandoning individuals at
distant locations, or conducting any “kidnap,”“ditch” or “road trip” that may
in any way endanger or compromise the health, safety or comfort of any
Causing an individual to be indecently exposed or exposed to the elements.
Requiring an individual to remain in a fixed position for a long period of
Compelling an individual to be branded or tattooed.
Line-ups” involving intense shouting of obscenities or insults.
Compelling individuals to participate in activities (pranks, scavenger hunts,
etc.) which encourage the defacement of property; engage in theft; harass
other individuals, groups of individuals or organizations; or disrupt the
normal activities of the University.
Tests of courage, bravery, stamina or sexuality.
Intentionally deceiving members, prior to initiation, to make them believe
they will not be initiated.
Intentionally deceiving new members (pledges, associates, initiates, etc.) to
make them think they will be struck or hurt.
Excluding an individual from social contact for prolonged periods of time.
Compelling an individual to engage in acts of personal servitude.
Consent Is No Defense
Any of the activities described above upon which the initiation or admission into, or
affiliation with, or continued membership in an organization is directly conditioned,
shall be presumed to be “compelled activities,” the willingness of an individual to
participate not withstanding.
Burden of Acceptability
The burden to ensure that student organization activities are acceptable under this
policy rests with the student organization. This is a preliminary test for hazing: If you
are not sure whether an activity is hazing, it probably is. Therefore, the activity should