A. Hazing by students, student organizations, groups or teams of Ball State University is prohibited.

Hazing is defined as follows: Any mental or physical requirement, request, or obligation placed upon any person (including but not limited to a pledge, associate member, affiliate, prospective member, guest, initiate, or team member) which could be harmful to the health and/or welfare of the person, or which is personally degrading to the individual involved, or which has an adverse effect on the academic progress of the person, or which violates any federal, state, or local laws or University policy.

Individual acceptance of or acquiescence to any activity covered by the foregoing definition in no way validates or excuses the activity. Student groups may be required to certify in writing that they are in compliance with this policy.

B. Individual members of organizations, groups or teams who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action as provided in Section V, of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Any organization which violates this policy is subject to sanctions which may be imposed by the coordinating body of which the organization is a constituent member, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or his/her designee, and/or the Student Activities Committee.