Hazing policy as stated in the Student Conduct Code

Code of Conduct for Individual Students:

Source: Student Code of Conduct

Hazing is defined as any group or individual action or activity that endangers the mental or physical health or safety or which may demean, disgrace, or degrade any person, regardless of location, intent, or consent of participant(s). Although hazing is generally related to a person’s initiation or admission into, or affiliation with, any group or organization, it is not necessary that a person’s initiation or continued membership is contingent upon participation in the activity, or that the activity was sanctioned or approved by the organization, for a charge of hazing to be upheld. The actions of active, associate, new, and/or prospective members of an organization may be considered hazing. Hazing includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unreasonable interference with a student's academic performance
  • Forced or coerced consumption of food, alcohol, drugs, or any other substance
  • Forced or coerced wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and/or inappropriate
  • Forced or coerced exclusion from social contact
  • Branding
  • Creation of unnecessary fatigue (including but not limited to acts that stem from forced physical activity, such as calisthenics and deprivation of sleep)
  • Deprivation of food
  • Beating, whipping, or paddling in any form
  • Line-ups and berating
  • Physical and/or psychological shocks
  • Personal servitude
  • Kidnapping or abandonment
  • Unreasonable exposure to the weather
  • Any activity that would be viewed by a reasonable person as subjecting any person to embarrassment, degradation or humiliation
  • Expectation of participation in activities that are unlawful, lewd or in violation of University policy
  • Please refer to the Florida State University Hazing Policy and Section 1006.63, Florida Statutes, for more details.
  • Retaliation for Reporting Hazing. Retaliating against any individual who reported a hazing violation or suspected hazing violation to University or law enforcement officials.

Code of Conduct for Organizations:

Source: Code of Conduct for Organizations

Hazing

1.f.4(a): Hazing is defined as any group or individual action or activity that endangers the mental or physical health or safety or which may demean, disgrace, or degrade any person, regardless of location, intent, or consent of participant(s).
Although hazing is generally related to a person’s initiation or admission into, or affiliation with, any group or organization, it is not necessary that a person’s initiation or continued membership is contingent upon participation in the activity, or that the activity was sanctioned or approved by the organization, for a charge of hazing to be upheld. The actions of active, associate, new, and/or prospective members of an organization may be considered hazing. Hazing includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unreasonable interference with a student's academic performance
  • Forced or coerced consumption of food, alcohol, drugs, or any other substance
  • Forced or coerced wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and/or inappropriate
  • Forced or coerced exclusion from social contact
  • Branding
  • Creation of unnecessary fatigue (including but not limited to acts that stem from forced physical activity, such as calisthenics and deprivation of sleep)
  • Deprivation of food
  • Beating, whipping, or paddling in any form
  • Line-ups and berating
  • Physical and/or psychological shocks
  • Personal servitude
  • Kidnapping or abandonment
  • Unreasonable exposure to the weather
  • Any activity that would be viewed by a reasonable person as subjecting any person to embarrassment, degradation, or humiliation
  • Expectation of participation in activities that are unlawful, lewd or in violation of University policy

Please refer to the Florida State University Hazing Policy and Section 1006.63, Florida Statutes, for more details.