Hazing is any reckless or intentional act, occurring on or off campus, that produces mental, emotional, or physical pain, discomfort, embarrassment, humiliation, or ridicule directed toward other students or groups (regardless of their willingness to participate), which is required or expected for affiliation or initiation. This includes any activity, whether it is presented as optional or required, which places individuals in a position of servitude as a condition of affiliation or initiation.

Hazing is strictly prohibited by the University and the state of Tennessee. Any individual or organization found in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Retaliation against any person who is involved or cooperates with an investigation of hazing is strictly prohibited. If you are aware of an incident of Hazing, you must report such incident to the Dean of Students.