3.2.2 Hazing

Intentional, knowing, or reckless act occurring on or off- campus, by one person alone or in conjunction with others, directed against a student, that endangers the mental
or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose
 of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, developing group cohesion, training, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are, or include, students at Texas Christian University. A person commits an offense if he/she engages in hazing; solicits, encourages, directs, aids or attempts to aid another engaging in hazing; intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly permits hazing to occur; has first-hand knowledge of planning of a specific hazing event or has firsthand knowledge that a specific hazing event has occurred and fails to report that knowledge in writing to appropriate university officials. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:

  1. physical brutality such as paddling, whipping, beating, striking, branding, electrical shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activities;
  2. physical activities that put students at risk such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small or darkened space, and calisthenics;
  3. forced consumption of a substance such as food, liquid, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or other substances that may affect the student’s mental or physical health;
  4. activities that intimidate or threaten a student with ostracism;
  5. activities that subject a student to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation;
  6. activities that affect the mental health or dignity of the student including, but not limited to, compelling a student to: perform acts of personal servitude, participate in treasure hunts, road trips, scavenger hunts;
  7. activities that jeopardize students’ ability to fulfill academic requirements by requiring such things as late work sessions, deprive students of ample study time, or prevent class or study session attendance;
  8. activities that induce, cause, or require a student to perform an act violating the Texas Penal Code or the Code of Student Conduct.