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    1.- Student Conduct
    2.- Scholastic Integrity
    3.- Illegal Substances Policy
    4.- Policy on Disruptive Acts
    5.- Solicitation
    6.- Campus Facilities
    7.- Policy on Hazing
    8.- Other Prohibited Conduct
    9.- Penalties Which May Result
    10.- General Debts of Students or Organizations
    11.- Debts Owed to the University
    12.- Returned Checks
    13.- Immunization Requirement
    14.- Policy on AIDS, HIV, and Hepatitis B Infection
    15.- Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act

    7.- Policy on Hazing

    Under the law, individuals or organizations engaging in hazing could be subject to fines and charged with a criminal offense.

    According to the law, a person can commit a hazing offense not only by engaging in a hazing activity, but also by soliciting, directing, encouraging, aiding or attempting to aid another in hazing; by intentionally, knowingly or recklessly allowing hazing to occur; or by failing to report first-hand knowledge that a hazing incident is planned or has occurred in writing to the dean of students. The fact that a person consented to or acquiesced in a hazing activity is not a defense to prosecution for hazing under this law.

    In an effort to encourage reporting of hazing incidents, the law grants immunity from civil or criminal liability to any person who reports a specific hazing event to the Dean of Students; and immunizes a person from participation in any judicial proceeding resulting from that report.

    This law does not affect or in any way limit the right of the University to enforce its own rules against hazing. The University regards any form of hazing as a major violation, and any individual and/or registered student organization participating in such activities will be prosecuted.

    The law defines hazing as 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 include students at an educational institution. Hazing 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 food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance which subjects the student to an unreasonable risk or harm or which adversely affects the mental or physical health of the student;

    • Any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism; that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation; or that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student or discourages the student from entering or remaining registered in an educational institution; or that may reasonably be expected to cause a student to leave the organization or the institution rather than submit to acts described in this subsection;

    • Any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task which involves a violation of the Penal Code.

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