Hazing

 

As stated in the LSU Code of Student Conduct, hazing is defined as any knowing, or reckless act or activity occurring on or off campus, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a person,that subjects that Student or Students to an unreasonable risk of physical, mental, emotional, and/or academic harm for reasons related to that Student’s status at the University or for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include Students at the university. Hazing includes, but is not limited to:

 

a. Any type of physical assault, abuse, or restraint that subjects the Student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the Student;

 

b. Placing of an undesirable substance in or on the body;

 

c. Unapproved scavenger hunts;

 

d. Any type of physical activity, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics, or other activity;

 

e. Any activity or expectation which is so time consuming as to significantly interfere with class work, study time, or other significant obligations;

 

f. Any activity involving forced consumption of food, liquid, beverages with alcohol, drug, or other substance which subjects the Student to an unreasonable risk of harm or which is unpleasant; 

 

g. Any activity that would subject a reasonable person to intimidation, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, or undue mental stress, including, but not limited to personal servitude, pranks, assigning or endorsing the wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, line-ups, and verbal abuse;

 

h. Any forced sexual acts/misconduct; and

 

i. Any activity that induces, encourages, causes, or requires the Student to engage in an activity which involves a violation of law or university policy. The definition will include any aspect in the Louisiana State Hazing Law R.S.17:1801;

 

The intent of any person engaging in hazing activities or the consent or cooperation of any person who is a victim of hazing will not constitute a defense to an allegation of misconduct for hazing.