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Hazing

Hazing is a practice of some organizations that is inevitably damaging to individuals and the campus community. National agencies condemn hazing, as do all responsible persons. Monmouth College will act against any individual or campus organization guilty of hazing.

While the College has adopted the definition of hazing established by the Fraternity Executives Association to identify hazing activities, it should be noted that this definition applies to behavior exhibited by all Monmouth College organizations, sports teams, groups and individuals not just Greek organizations. This definition is not intended to be exhaustive.

Hazing is any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; branding; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or any other such activities carried on outside the confines of the house; wearing of apparel in public that is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual, or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution.

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