3352-4-09 Anti-hazing.

(A) Wright state university recognizes that membership in co-curricular student organizations can significantly enhance the learning and growth experiences of university students. In accordance with state and federal laws, the university adamantly prohibits any form of hazing by any registered student organization. All new member orientation and initiation activities are expected to be unquestionable in their purpose and intention. Further, these activities should support the attainment of all purposes stated in the respective student organization constitutions. No student organization, individual student, or alumnus shall conduct or condone hazing activities.

(B) Hazing activities are defined as any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off campus premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; wearing of public apparel that is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; that are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual, or policy or the regulations and policies of Wright state university, or applicable state and/or federal laws.

(C) Any individual or organization suspected of authorizing or tolerating the occurrence of a hazing incident will be subject to an investigation by the office of community standards and student conduct and/or the appropriate university department. The investigation may be followed by a formal disciplinary hearing in accordance with student conduct due process procedures.

(D) All student organizations registered with Wright state university must sign and submit to the office of student activities an anti-hazing agreement each academic year and immediately following any change in the presidency of the organization. The acceptance of the anti-hazing agreement will certify that all officers and members have been informed of and comply with the Wright state university anti-hazing policy and will comply with the anti-hazing policy and with Ohio law. Any organization not submitting the anti-hazing agreement with the proper signatures by the required date automatically will incur loss of university affiliation and services. It is the additional responsibility of registered student organization leaders to review the Wright state university anti-hazing policy with all prospective members.

Replaces: 3352-4-09

Effective: 4/17/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3352.03
Rule Amplifies: 3352.03
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/91, 4/30/99, 6/28/02