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Hazing Policy

No student(s) will conspire to engage in hazing, or commit any act that injures, degrades, or disgraces, or intends to injure, degrade, or disgrace any other student.

*Mount St. Mary's College does not condone any type of hazing within organizations.  If you have witnessed or experienced hazing you may use the Anonymous Hazing Hotline or speak with the Director or Associate Director of Women's Leadership. 


Hazing is defined as any method of pre-initiation into a student organization or any pastime or amusement engaged with respect to such an organization which causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to any student or person.


Such activities may include but, are not limited to the following:

Bodily Danger

Physical Harm/Discomfort

  • Paddling, whipping, beating in any form
  • Creation of excessive fatigue such as sleep deprivation or repetitive activity
  • Physical or psychological shocks
  • Placing harmful substances on a student
  • Exposure to elements
  • Confinement in a small space
  • Calisthenics

Emotional Harm/Discomfort

  • Any activity that intimidates or threatens a student with ostracism.
  • Any activity that subjects a student to extreme mental stress, shame or humiliation.

Personal Degradation

  • The wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste.
  • Engaging in morally degrading or humiliating games and activities or any other activities not consistent with the national, organizational, or local policies, or the policies of the College.