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Policies

Hazing Policy

No student should ever be harmed or degraded while seeking membership in any student organization at the University of Rochester.

The University defines hazing as “any action taken or situation created, whether on or off University premises, which has the potential to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.”

Such activities include:

  • Use of alcohol
  • Paddling in any form
  • Creation of excessive fatigue
  • Physical and psychological shocks
  • Quests, treasure hunts, or scavenger hunts (without the expressed and prior approval of the appropriate director or dean)
  • Road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of any living unit (without the expressed and prior approval of the appropriate director or dean)
  • Wearing public apparel that is conspicuous and not normally in good taste
  • Engaging in public stunts and buffoonery
  • Morally degrading or humiliating games and activities
  • Any other activities not consistent with fraternal law, ritual, or policy, or the regulations and policies of the educational institution

More information is available at the University of Rochester’s standards of student conduct page.