By-Laws of the Interfraternity Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

ARTICLE V, Hazing


SECTION 1 - Definition of Hazing

A. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln defines hazing as “any activity by an organization or by a member of an organization in which a member, prospective member, pledge or associate of the organization is subjected to acts which cause harm or create the risk of harm to the physical or mental health of the member, prospective member, or pledge. Hazing includes, but is not limited to, any act or activity which causes or might reasonably be expected to cause fear or intimidation, extended depravation of sleep or rest, forced consumption of any substance, physical exhaustion, physical harm (beating, boarding, paddling, branding or exposure to weather), or damage to property” (Student Code of Conduct, Page 6, Definition 2.6). The University also stipulates that, “The intent of any person engaging in hazing activity or the consent or cooperation of any person who is a victim of hazing will not constitute a defense to an allegation of misconduct for hazing” (Student Code of Conduct, Page 8, Section 4.21)



SECTION 2 - All pledge activities and pre-initiation activities shall be conducted in accordance with the University’s policy on hazing and abide by the principles of the Student Code of Conduct.


SECTION 3 - Any individual member of a fraternity or any fraternity found to be in violation of the policy and definition regarding hazing will be subject to the penalties outlined in the Interfraternity Council by laws as applied by the IFC Executive Committee.



SECTION 4 - Any individual member of a fraternity or any fraternity found to be in violation of the policy and definition regarding hazing shall also be subject to the disciplinary proceedings enumerated in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Code of Conduct.



SECTION 5 - Any incidence of hazing shall be directly reported to the Director of Greek Affairs. Failure to report an incidence of hazing will be an aggravating factor in deliberations regarding discipline for violation of the policy.