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Student Handbook: Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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Hazing Policy

Definition: The use of physical violence or any activity calculated to impose embarrassment, harassment, physical, emotional or mental strain; or any activity that would in any way jeopardize the physical, moral or scholastic well-being of any individual; mentally antagonizing a student, guest or employee or placing someone under threat of physical harm
Minimum Sanction:

  • By a student:
    • First offense—Probation, $100 fine and loss of privilege
    • Second offense—University suspension
  • By an organization:
    • First offense—Probation, $500 fine and loss of privilege
    • Second offense—University suspension of organization status

Hazing is a criminal offense in the state of Alabama. Insurance does not cover a felonious act. Penalties for hazing are very severe.

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