We, the Organizations Committee of UW-L, hereby assert unequivocally our opposition to hazing and pre-initiation activities which do not contribute to the positive development and welfare of organization members.  With this regard in mind, we define hazing as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off our university premises, with or without consent, to produce excessive physical fatigue, embarrassment, or public ridicule or possibly cause mental or physical harm or injury. Such activities and situations include: paddling in any form; physical and psychological shocks; publicly wearing apparel which is not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts or other activities which may be harmful to the image of the university and the club; morally degrading or humiliating activities, including eating and swallowing of any food or beverage or any activity that might violate any local, state, or federal law; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with the organization's by-laws, ritual, or policy or the regulations and policies of the university.

Violations of this policy will be dealt with judiciously by the respective governing bodies or the Student Activities Committee when no other governing body exists.  (adopted 9-17-68, revised 4-14-82).