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Student Affairs

Hazing Policy

The Greek Life system believes that true fraternalism is nurtured in an atmosphere of social and moral responsibility, respect for duly constituted authority, and loyalty to the principles of higher education. While social behavior cannot be legislated, a fraternity or sorority with- out morally sound precepts and practices is not a constructive influence upon college men and women.

No fraternity or sorority shall employ a program of education, which includes hazing; and this unproductive, ridiculous, hazardous custom has no rightful place in the fraternity system.

The University defines hazing as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off fraternity or sorority premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include paddling in any form, creation of treasure hunts, road trips, excessive fatigue, physical or psychological shocks, or any other such activities carried on outside the confines of the property; wearing publicly, apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, late work ses- sions which interfere with scholastic activities, and other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual, or policy of the regulations and policies of Tennessee Technological University