No chapter, team, club, colony, unit, student, alumnus/alumna, advisers, and/or other persons associated with a university recognized or sponsored organization shall conduct or condone any activity which can be described as “hazing.”
The university reserves the right to adjudicate any university recognized or sponsored organization for any action (or inaction in a situation where the organization has a duty to act – for example, failing to intervene when a policy violation and/or
crime is occurring) that an ordinary, reasonable, intelligent individual or group of individuals know or should know might result in corrective or disciplinary action.
IUP defines hazing as “any action, situation, activity or complicity in activity, which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental, emotional, and/or physical health or safety of a student or alumnus or which willfully destroys or removes public
or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in any University organization.”
The term “hazing” shall include, but not be limited to:
The term organization in this policy refers to organizations that are either recognized or sponsored by the University.
A “recognized organization” is defined as any student organization which has completed the application process for recognition or re-recognition as outlined by the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement (MCSLE) and which has been approved
for recognition by IUP’s Student Government Association and MCSLE.
A “sponsored organization” is defined as any organization that receives human, financial, and/or material support, guidance, and/or benefit from the University.
Recognized or sponsored organizations include, but are not limited to: a fraternity, sorority, association, corporation, order, society, corps, club, or service, social or similar group, whose members are primarily students.
Distribution Code: A
Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement
Revised: March 6, 2018
Michael A. DriscollMarch 19, 2018