Anti-Hazing Policy

Anti-Hazing Policy

Hazing is defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health, or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization.

Organizations or groups shall take no action which involves hazing. Acts of hazing include, but are not limited to coercion of any form, extended deprivation of sleep or rest; forced consumption of food, alcohol, other beverages, or drugs; beating or branding; forced exclusion from social contact and/or forced conduct that could result in embarrassment to any person.

Youngstown State University unconditionally opposes any situation created intentionally to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Freedom from humiliation and danger of hazing is guaranteed to every student on this campus. Any violation of this guarantee should be reported immediately to the Student Activities Office.

Report a Suspected Incident of Hazing