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UMSL Anti-Hazing Policy

Hazing, defined by the Fraternity Executive Association and accepted by the University of Missouri St. Louis, is any intentional action taken or situation created, whether on or off University or chapter premises, that produces mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.  This includes but is not limited to: paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical or psychological shocks, wearing apparel in public, stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, involuntary labor, or any activity not consistent with the University Of Missouri Board Of Curators Standard Of Student Conduct.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis does not condone nor tolerate hazing of any type by any organization, or by an individual against another individual.

The University and the Office of Student Involvement will investigate any incident in which a charge of hazing has been made. University recognition may be temporarily withdrawn pending hearings and due process procedures.

Should it be determined that a student organization or any of its members is guilty of hazing as previously defined, university sanctions may include but are not limited to:

  1. Automatic and indefinite suspension of campus recognition with an accompanying loss of all campus privileges, (i.e. use of facilities, student services, etc.)
  2. Disciplinary action against those members involved in the incident(s) including suspension or expulsion from the University.

If you or someone you know suspects hazing to be occurring within any fraternity, sorority, or UMSL organization, please contact the Office of Student Involvement (314)516-5291 ASAP.