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Fraternity & Sorority Regulations


Hazing Policies

Westminster College does not permit members of any organization, group, or athletic team to haze. Hazing is defined as any activity in which the organization expects prospective members to participate and which is created intentionally, on or off college premises, for the purpose of producing mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities include but are not limited to the following: paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical or psychological shocks; required trips from campus; required physical exercises; the wearing of conspicuous public apparel; public stunts and buffoonery/morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late night work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities.

A student may not choose (give consent) to be hazed. The giving of consent does not excuse hazing activities. A violation of the College’s hazing policy will result in disciplinary action taken against a student organization and may include separate action taken against an individual(s) within the organization.