Hazing

No organization within the institutional community or any of its members shall conduct hazing activities, defined by Pennsylvania law as actions or situations that recklessly or intentionally compromise the mental or physical health of students for the purpose of initiation, admission, or affiliation with the organization. Hazing includes but is not limited to brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or any forced activity that could adversely affect the physical health, safety, or mental health of the student, such as sleep deprivation, exclusion from social contact, actions that could result in embarrassment, or any other activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student. For the purpose of this definition, any activity as listed in this definition (though not limited to these) upon which initiation or admission into or affiliation with the organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be forced activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.