Hazing is any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate, according to hazingprevention.org.
According to the UA Student Code of Conduct, hazing is a violation of University policy and includes any completed or attempted action, inaction, situation created, or communication that recklessly or intentionally harms or threatens or is intended to harm or threaten the mental or physical health or safety of a student or individual, or any completed or attempted act that destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of, among other things, initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization.
An individual commits hazing if they personally take or contribute to the actions or attempted actions described in this section or if they know that hazing will occur or is occurring and do nothing to stop it or attempt to stop it or, alternatively, know that hazing has occurred and fail to promptly report it to appropriate University authorities. It shall also be a violation if a student retaliates in any manner against another student or individual for reporting hazing to University officials.
To learn more, read the entire Code of Student Conduct from the Office of Student Conduct and ALA. CODE § 16-1-23