Student Organizations & Activities

Student Leaders
Policies & Risk Management

Hazing by members of IUPUI student organizations is strictly forbidden. Hazing activities are defined as "any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off university premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule."

Such activities may include, but not limited to, the following:

  • use of alcohol
  • paddling in any form
  • creation of excessive fatigue
  • physical and psychological shocks
  • quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or any other such activities
  • wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste
  • engaging in public stunts or buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities
  • any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, the regulations and policies of IUPUI/Indiana University, or applicable state law.

Hazing will interfere with your student status and result in expulsion from the University. It could also impact your RSO status through temporary or permanent removal of your group. This could prevent the RSO from ever returning to IUPUI's campus. In extreme cases, lawsuits against students can occur in to the millions of dollars.