Hazing is forbidden by University regulations and laws of the State of Missouri. Hazing is defined as any willful act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, directed against a student or a prospective member of an organization operating under the sanction of an educational institution, that recklessly endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or prospective member for the purpose of initiation or admission into or continued membership in any such organization to the extent that such person is knowingly placed at substantial risk of the loss of life or substantial bodily or psychological harm.  Acts of hazing shall include but are not limited to:

  • physical brutality
  • paddling
  • whipping
  • beating
  • branding
  • exposure to the elements
  • forced consumption of any food, alcoholic beverage, drug, or other substance
  • forced smoking or chewing of tobacco products
  • sleep deprivation
  • physical confinement
  • extreme stress or fatigue-inducing activity
  • required performance of duties or tasks which involve a violation of the criminal laws of this state or any political subdivision in this state
  • forced scavenger hunts
  • one-way road trips
  • force to wear any apparel that causes embarrassment at any time
  • required engagement in public stunts or buffoonery
  • morally degrading games or humiliating activities
  • any other activity which is not consistent with the regulations and policies of the University of Missouri and the laws of the State of Missouri

For more information, please contact the Department of Student Life, 218 Havener Center, 341 -6771.