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be dropped or discussed with the appropriate University official. Questions regarding
the acceptability of a proposed student organization activity should be discussed with
an activities advisor in the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life or the Center for
Student Involvement.
V. 
Applicability of Community Standards
The terms and concepts (e.g., humiliating, degrading, unusual, uncomfortable,
embarrassing, demeaning, etc.) cited in this policy shall be interpreted by university
officials in relation to acceptable and applicable community standards.
VI. 
Enforcement
a.
The president or Chair of each registered student organization is
responsible for informing the members (pledges, associate members,
initiated members, affiliates, etc.) of the organization of the UH policy
regarding hazing. It is suggested that the president or Chair read and
distribute a copy of this policy to each member of the organization during
the first meeting of each semester.
b.
The president or Chair of each registered student organization is
responsible for informing guests and alumni members of this policy and
is additionally responsible for controlling the actions of guests and alumni
members relative to this policy.
c.
It is the responsibility of any and all individuals who have firsthand
knowledge of the planning or actual occurrence of a hazing activity to
promptly report said knowledge to the Dean of Students Office.
Summary of the Texas Education Code Regarding Hazing
I. 
Definition of Hazing
Hazing means any intentional, knowing or reckless act, occurring on or off the
campus of an educational institution, by one person alone or acting with others,
directed against a student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a
student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office
in or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or included
students at an educational institution.
The term includes but is not limited to: any type of physical brutality, such as
whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing of a harmful
substance on the body or similar activity; any type of physical activity, such as sleep
deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics
or other activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk or harm or
that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student; any
activity involving consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug
or other substance which subjects the student to an unreasonable risk or harm or