|Responsible University Administrator:||Vice President for Student Affairs|
|Responsible Officer:||Assistant Dean for Greek Life|
|Current Revision Date:||03/04/13|
|Next Review Date:||03/04/17|
|End of Policy Date:||N/A|
The University of Southern Mississippi is a state institution of higher education devoted to excellence in teaching, research and service to the people of the state. A part of that mission is fulfilled by the university's commitment to the development of students through academic and extracurricular activities.
In keeping with its commitment to a positive academic environment, the university has unconditionally opposed any situation created intentionally or unintentionally to produce mental, physical, psychological or emotional discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.
All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community.
Section 1. The University of Southern Mississippi unconditionally opposes any situation created intentionally or unintentionally to produce mental, physical, psychological or emotional discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.
Section 2. Hazing shall include any or all of the following:
Section 3. Time. New member activities shall not take place from the hours of 1 a.m. to 8 a.m., unless written permission is obtained from the national organization and Greek Life office.
Section 4. Supportive behavior. The creation of an environment conducive and/or supportive to the propagation of hazing traditions or culture is a violation of this policy. Insomuch, it is possible that self-directed or inflicted activities by members or new members would constitute hazing if a culture or atmosphere was pervasive enough to dictate acceptance, tradition, lineage, or otherwise perceived “need” to perform the activity.
Section 5. Mississippi Hazing Law (§97-3-105. Hazing; initiation into organization.)
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
03/04/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.