Students are responsible for knowing the following:
Hazing is prohibited by state law and College policy. All members of any student organization are required to fully comply with applicable laws and College regulations prohibiting hazing.
Occidental College defines hazing as any actions taken or situation created to produce or cause mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule with or without the individual's consent.
Such activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests; treasure hunts; scavenger hunts; road trips or any other such activities; kidnappings; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other such activities that are not consistent with academic achievement or the regulations and policies of the Occidental College, or California state law.
Occidental College prohibits any student organization from engaging collectively or individually in hazing. This policy also applies whether the situation occurs on- or off-campus and to all groups whether the College officially recognizes them or not.
Disciplinary action at the College level is considered independent from other court proceedings and may be instituted against a student also charged in civil or criminal courts based on the same facts that constitute the alleged violation of the Code of Conduct. For more information on hazing, visit the Office of Student Life.
Last updated July 10, 2012
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