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Statement on Hazing

Ohio University maintains the autonomy of campus organizations within the constraints of the established rules and regulations as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, the Student Handbook and the Student Organization Guide.  Initiation into campus organizations and other activities undertaken by such organizations or individuals must be consistent with the stated purposes 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 A4 (Mental or Bodily Harm to Others).  Violation of a Code A Offense may result in sanctions of suspension or expulsion of the individual or organization from the university.

When a campus organization and/or individual is found to be involved in a possible hazing activity, the university shall initiate disciplinary action.  Such action shall be conducted in compliance with conduct proceedings as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Organizations and/or individuals found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct shall be subject to the range of sanctions available to the university as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.


For further information about hazing, contact:

Campus Involvement Center
355 Baker University Center
(740) 593-4025


Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility
349 Baker University Center
(740) 593-2629.