I agree to the Terms and Conditions
I understand and will adhere to the following policy as a condition of membership in a Greek organization: The College of Charleston expects that all members of all recognized student organizations will observe and fully comply with the State of South Carolina
Education Code and State Statute requirements on hazing. In addition, all students are expected to adhere to regulations set forth by their respective (Inter) National fraternities, IFC, NPHC, and NPC, and school policies concerning practices commonly referred
to as hazing. The College of Charleston Student Handbook defines hazing as:
harassment, ridicule, intimidation,
physical exhaustion, abuse, or mental distress,
the destruction or removal of public or private property,
and/or unreasonably interferes with scholastic or employment activities,
Hazing may occur regardless of the participant’s willingness to engage in the activity.
This policy applies to conduct that occurs both on and off campus, if the activity is sponsored, conducted, authorized, or recognized by the College, a registered student organization, or a group as defined below in Section C.
Actions and situations that may constitute hazing include, but are not limited to, the following:
Required consumption of food, alcohol, or drugs;
Physical Abuse (i.e. forced physical exercises/runs/drills/calisthenics, paddling, pushing and tackling) and/or Psychological shocks; Sleep or food deprivation or creation of any unnecessary fatigue;
Unreasonable exposure to the weather;
Coercion or extortion;
Line-ups and berating;
Morally degrading or humiliating games and activities;
Quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities where participation of only certain members is required; Kidnapping or abandonment;
Engaging in public stunts and buffoonery
Wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and/or not normally in good taste
Expectation of participation in activities that are illegal, lewd, or in violation of College policy;
Undue interference with academic pursuits;
Any activity not consistent with the policies of the organization’s governing bodies
I will contact the Higdon Center if I have any questions about the hazing policy or witness or experience hazing of any kind.