Hazing also includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively in such acts.
Hazing occurs regardless of the consent or willingness of a person to participate in the activity.
Hazing may occur on or off campus.
Hazing unreasonably interferes with academic, programmatic, and employment activities.
Hazing includes activities that are in violation of University policies and Vermont law.
Hazing does not include any activity or conduct that furthers legitimate curricular, extracurricular, or military training program goals, provided that:
- The goals are approved by the organizations’ official university advisor, coach, etc.
- The activity or conduct furthers the goals in a manner that is appropriate, contemplated by the University, and typical and customary for similar programs at other educational institutions.
Confused? Ask yourself these questions:
- Would I feel comfortable participating in this activity if my parents were watching?
- Would we get in trouble if the Dean of Students walked by?
- Am I being asked to keep these activities a secret?
- Am I doing anything illegal?
- Does participation violate my values or those of my organization?
- Is it causing emotional distress or stress of any kind to myself or others?
- If someone were injured, would I feel comfortable being investigated by the insurance carrier?
- When I apply for jobs, can I take the onus of having a criminal arrest on my record?