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Maintaining a Great Organization


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

The University of Rochester defines hazing as follows: 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 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 (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 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 activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy, or the regulations and policies of the educational institution.

More information is available in the University of Rochester Standards of Student Conduct, available from the Center for Student Conflict Management in the Office of the Dean of Students.