In accordance with the policies of Elon, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the National Panhellenic Conference, and all international organizations represented on our campus, hazing is not permitted. All acts of hazing by any organization, member, and/or alumni are specifically forbidden. Hazing is:
any action taken or situation created intentionally whether on or off campus, to produce mental, emotional, or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations may include, but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; quests; treasure hunts, scavenger hunts; physical and psychological shocks; inappropriate activities (those going against the New Member Bill of Rights); wearing publicly any apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste as defined by the proper hearing bodies; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and/or any other activities that are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy, or regulations and policies of Elon, inter/national organizations or that otherwise compromise the dignity of the individual including forced use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.
Refer to the Student Handbook for further information concerning Elon's definition of hazing, North Carolina State law, and possible sanctions.