The School prohibits all forms of hazing. Hazing refers to any activity expected of a student to join or to continue membership or participation in any social group or organization where the activity produces or could be expected to produce mental, emotional or physical discomfort, humiliation, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule to the student, regardless of the student's willingness to participate. If you think a particular activity could possibly be hazing, contact the appropriate Division Head.
A student violates this policy whenever he or she engages, assists or attempts to engage or assist in the planning or committing of any hazing activity, whether on or off School property. Each student is also responsible for immediately reporting any hazing activity or plans for any hazing activity to the Division Head. The failure to make such a report is also a violation of this policy.
When the School administration becomes aware of any actual or planned hazing activity, the situation will be promptly investigated. Any student found to have violated this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, including possible dismissal from the School for serious violations. No adverse action will be taken against any person who makes a good faith report of hazing activity.
Students should also be aware that most states have laws prohibiting hazing. Those who engage in hazing in violation of such laws could be subject to criminal prosecution. Additionally, in some states, anti-hazing laws require the School to report hazing activities to law enforcement.
Hazing poses a potential threat to the safety and well-being of students and others. Help eliminate hazing and foster a safe and positive school environment by always respecting the dignity of others and by reporting any actual or suspected hazing activity.