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DePaul prohibits hazing, as defined under applicable laws. Hazing includes, but is not limited to, any action taken or situation created to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, ridicule or endangerment of a student or group of students for the purpose of initiation into, affiliation with, or admission to, or as a condition for continued membership in a group, team, club or other organization. Falsely leading an individual or individuals to believe that they will be inducted/initiated by participating in particular activities may also be considered hazing. Acceptance of the activity on the part of a new member or individual does not excuse sponsorship of the activity.

Examples of hazing include, but are not limited to: use/abuse of alcohol, paddling in any form, creation of excess fatigue, physical and psychological shocks, and morally degrading or humiliating games and activities. Other activities and requirements that should be planned with care so as to avoid hazing include wearing particular apparel or accessories, scavenger hunts/treasure hunts, and road trips.‚Äč