Hazing

Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, intentionally or unintentionally, on any premises, or in any location, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Use of alcohol; paddling in any form; branding or tattooing; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities; wearing of public apparel which is considered conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and many other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy, or the policies and mission of Saint Peter's University, or applicable state law.

All forms of hazing will be considered to contain the element of coercion and, therefore, compliance on the part of the aggrieved party does not diminish the responsibility of the student organization, members, or alumni.