2100P Hazing (Procedures)

Original Date: 9/12/1995 * Last Revision Effective: 5/21/2009
Policy Contact: Vice President, Student Services

Purpose

The following procedures are established to meet the requirements for implementing policy #2100 – Hazing.

Procedures

Any organization, association or student living group that knowingly permits hazing shall:

  • be liable for harm caused to persons or property resulting from hazing, and
  • be denied recognition by Bellevue College as an official organization, association, or student living group on the Bellevue College campus. If the organization, association, or student living group is a corporation, whether for profit or nonprofit, the individual directors of the corporation may be held individually liable for damages.

A person who participates in the hazing of another shall forfeit any entitlement to state-funded grants, scholarships, or awards for not less than one academic quarter and up to and including permanent forfeiture, based upon the seriousness of the violation(s).

Sanctions for Impermissible Conduct Not Amounting to Hazing

Impermissible conduct associated with initiation into a student organization or living group or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to the organization or living group, will not be tolerated.

Impermissible conduct which does not amount to hazing may include conduct which causes embarrassment, sleep deprivation, or personal humiliation, or may include ridicule or unprotected speech amounting to verbal abuse.

Impermissible conduct not amounting to hazing is subject to any sanctions available under the Student Code of Bellevue College, depending upon the seriousness of the violation.

Revision History

Original 9/12/1995
Revisions 3/22/2005; 5/21/2009

Approved By

Board of Trustees
President’s Staff