Marian University Hazing Policy
Marian University is a community of learning and service dedicated to social justice and guided by religious traditions. The University holds its community to the highest standards in regard to the dignity of each individual. Hazing of any sort is strictly prohibited.
Any forced or required intentional or negligent action, situation, or activity that recklessly places any person at risk of personal injury, mental distress, or personal indignity, or that requires or encourages violation of any federal, state, or local law or University policy for the purpose of initiation into, or affiliation with, any organization affiliated with Marian University is considered hazing, regardless of the willingness of the participant.
Such prohibited actions, situations or activities include but are not limited to:
1. Any physical brutality, such as whipping, paddling, beating, branding or calisthenics.
2. Not permitting new members to talk for extended periods of time.
3. Excessive exposure to the weather.
4. Forced consumption of any food, alcohol, drug or other substance.
5. Forced or required theft of any property.
6. Any activity or situation that would subject an individual to extreme mental or physical stress, such as permitting less than six hours of continuous, uninterrupted sleep per night, or forced extended exclusion from social contact.
7. Forced conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, such as nudity or sexual behavior.
8. Running personal errands for others, such as driving them to class, cleaning individual rooms, or washing cars.
9. “Road trips” (dropping someone off to find their way back) or “kidnaps.”
10. “Line-ups,” including but not limited to, any activity where individuals are forced to answer questions or to endure personal indignity.
11. Forcing, requiring, or encouraging the violation of any University policy or federal, state or local law.
As part of their registration with any athletic team, any club or organization on the campus, all new members must read the Marian University Anti-Hazing policy (available in the Office of Student Engagement) and are encouraged to anonymously report any incident of hazing to the Dean of Student Engagement or the Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement. All members of any athletic team or student organization at Marian University are required to uphold these principles. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action for the group and /or individual.
WISCONSIN STATE LAW REGARDING HAZING
(1) In this section “forced activity” means any activity which is a condition of initiation or admission into or affiliation with an organization, regardless of a student’s willingness to participate in the activity.
(2) No person may intentionally or recklessly engage in acts which endanger the physical health or safety of a student for the person of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating in connection with a school, college or university. Under those circumstances, prohibited acts may include any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, forced confinement or any other forced activity which endangers the physical health or safety of a student.
(3) Whoever violates sub. (2) is guilty of:
(a) A Class A misdemeanor if the act results in or is likely to result in bodily harm to another.
(b) A Class H felony if the acts results in great bodily harm to another.
(c) A Class G felony if the act results in the death of another.
History: 1983 a. 356; 1987 a. 332 s. 32; Stats. 1987 s.948.51; 2001 a. 109.