University Policies

Approval Date: Prior to 1998
Approved By: President

Policy on Hazing

Hazing of any type whether committed or arranged by individual students or members of recognized student organizations is an unacceptable practice at Western Illinois University.

Activities prohibited under this Policy shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following:

  1. extended deprivation of sleep or rest;
  2. forced consumption of food, liquor, beverage or drugs;
  3. beatings;
  4. brandings;
  5. tests of endurance;
  6. submission of members or prospective members to potentially hazardous or dangerous circumstances.

It shall not be an acceptable defense to a charge of hazing to claim that the participants took part voluntarily, that they voluntarily assumed the risks or hardship of the activity, or that no injury in fact was suffered.