Policy Against Hazing
(Administrative Approval, February 11, 1994)
- Certain forms of hazing are criminal offenses in Indiana. All forms of hazing are prohibited by Purdue University both on and off campus.
- Hazing means forcing or requiring another person, regardless of that person's consent, to perform an act that:
- Creates a substantial risk of physical harm;
- Substantially or seriously demeans or degrades any person; or
- Interferes with any person's scholastic activities.
- Any hazing allegation against a student organization will be investigated by the University. If found guilty in a disciplinary action, the student organization may incur a disciplinary penalty as specified in "Violations of Rules and Regulations." University action occurs whether or not civil or criminal actions take place.
- In addition to action taken against a student organization, the University may take action against individual students for hazing when their conduct falls within "Regulations Governing Student Conduct, Disciplinary Proceedings and Appeals," section B-2.
- Any person suffering or witnessing a hazing activity is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the staff of the Office of the Dean of Students.
- The president of each student organization is responsible for informing pledges, affiliates, initiated members, and guests of this policy.