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Hazing

From the Western Carolina Student Code of Conduct: 5.17 I Hazing A student, student group, or RSO, who aids, abets, incites, organizes, approves, or otherwise participates in any behavior that would constitute a violation of this hazing policy as described further:

  • Any activity or event related to membership in a student group or RSO, that intentionally or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, or emotional health of a person. Consent is not a defense or excuse to participation in the activity.
  • Any activity or event that would constitute violations of local, state or federal law or any other University policy regardless of the consent of the participants.
  • Any actions that demean, disgrace or embarrass a person may also be considered hazing.

Hazing can occur either on or off-campus. While hazing is typically associated with membership selection and initiation into a group or organization, it is possible for hazing to occur before, during, after or separate from membership selection and initiation, and regardless of a person's status or position in the student group or RSO.

From the North Carolina State Hazing Law:14-35. Hazing; definition and punishment. It is unlawful for any student in attendance at any university, college, or school in this State to engage in hazing, or to aid or abet any other student in the commission of this offense. For the purposes of this section hazing is defined as follows: "to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group, including any society, athletic team, fraternity or sorority, or other similar group." Any violation of this section shall constitute a Class 2 misdemeanor. (1913, c. 169, ss. 1, 2, 3, 4; C.S., s. 4217; 1969, c. 1224, s. 1; 1993, c. 539, s. 19; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2003-299, s. 1

Maintaining Recognition

The Department of Greek Student Engagement & Development annually administers the Registration & Recognition Assessment Process and Relationship Statement that establishes each recognized Greek-lettered organization on campus. Within the program is information related to the process of becoming a recognized Greek-lettered organization at WCU.  The Registration & Recognition (R&R) Process outlines the annual requirements for nationally affiliated chapters.

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