Ohio University permits the autonomy of campus organizations within the constructs of the established rules and regulations as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, the Student Handbook, and the Guidelines and Policies Affecting Organizations. Initiation into campus organizations and other activities undertaken by such organizations or individuals must be consistent with the stated purpose of the organization and the educational mission of Ohio University. Any activities that may be construed as hazing are specifically and unequivocally prohibited.
The Student Code of Conduct defines hazing as a Code A Offense as stipulated under Section 6, Mental or Bodily Harm. Violation of a Code A offense may result in suspension or expulsion of the individuals or the organization from the University. When a campus organization and/or individual are found to be involved in a possible hazing activity, the University shall initiate disciplinary action. Such action will be conducted in compliance with proceedings as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Organizations and/or individuals found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct will be subject to the range of sanctions available to the University as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.