Examples of Hazing
- Interferes with he academic process - causes a potential member to miss or be ill-prepared for classes, labs, study sessions, or tests.
- Causes the new member to violate the Grand Valley State University GVSU Student Code: The Anchor of Student Rights and Responsibilities, or reflects negatively upon the reputation of Grand Valley State University, the participants, or the organization.
- Requires or pressures a potential member to consume alcohol.
- Prevents a new member from securing normal amounts of sleep.
- Requires a new member to perform personal services for collegiate or alumni members, including, but not limited to; driving around members and/or their guests, "shopping" for members, etc.
- Is sadistic - treats a new member in a sub-human manner.
- Is illegal - including the use of drugs and alcohol.
- Places a new member in physical danger or in jeopardy of his or her life.
- Places severe emotional stress upon a new member.
- Coerces new members to attend meetings or activities through fines/sanctions that are not also levied against existing members.
- Prescribes the wearing of anything to identify new member status, including new member uniforms, or specific pieces of apparel.
- Requires new members to carry items that they would not normally bear (including paddles, bricks, new member packets, etc.)
- Prevents a new member from speaking for a period of time.
- Involves the abandonment of new members, requiring them to find their way home, i.e. drop-offs.
- Requires a new member to clean organization facilities that are not also required of current members.
- Requires a new member to follow prescribed habits such as entering/exiting facilities through a specific door, walking in only straight lines, and not walking on specific areas reserved for members.
- Requires new members to participate in scavenger hunts or similar activities by any name that involves the taking of items or photographs, time deadlines, etc.
Note: This is not an inclusive list of possible hazing activities. Refer to the definition above to determine if a new member activity could be considered hazing