PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, and one that promotes the acquisition of knowledge and nurtures the growth of the individual. Hazing is considered a serious abuse of individuals’ rights and an endangerment of their safety, health and well-being. The purpose of this policy is to define hazing, advise the campus community that it is absolutely prohibited at CSU, and provide resources for anyone who is impacted by hazing.
APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY
This policy applies to all students, faculty and other employees, academic and business units and auxiliaries of the University, and all others subject to the jurisdiction of the University.
DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS POLICY
Hazing means any act that endangers the mental, physical, and/or emotional health or safety of a student, or that destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or student organization.
Hazing is against the law in the state of Colorado and is a violation of University policies, including the Student Conduct Code. This prohibition includes participating in, condoning, encouraging, requiring, or allowing an opportunity for hazing. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral; they are violations of this rule. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. For more information about hazing, Colorado laws regarding hazing, and resources for those who encounter it, and how to report instances of hazing, see the CSU End Hazing website.
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY
Perpetrators of hazing will face disciplinary action in accordance with policies and procedures as applicable to faculty, staff and students, up to and including termination from the University.
Colorado Hazing Law
CSU End Hazing website--http://endhazing.colostate.edu/
Revision 1.01 approved by Lynn Johnson, Vice President for University Operations, June 19, 2017