Organization's Agreement to Northwest's Anti-Hazing Policy
By signing for the above named organization, we hereby agree to adhere to Northwest's Anti-Hazing Policy and further agree to educate our organization on this policy: In addition to Missouri State Law, Northwest Missouri State University also has accepted and recognizes the definition of hazing by the Fraternity Executive Association as any intentional action taken or situation created, whether on or off University premises, that produces mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. This includes, but is not limited to: paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical or psychological shocks, wearing apparel in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, involuntary labor, or any activity not consistent with Northwest Missouri State University and the Student Conduct Code. The express implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts and may be considered violations of this policy. Hazing of individuals as members or perspective members of any campus entity shall not be tolerated. Campus entities include any group of persons operating under the name Northwest Missouri State University as employees, students, alumni, friends, or other association. They include, but are not limited to, residence hall living groups, athletic teams, fraternal Greek organizations, honorary societies, performing arts groups and recognized campus organizations. Northwest Missouri State University will investigate any incident in which a charge of hazing has been made. Investigations will be conducted by University Police and, if warranted, will be forwarded to the university’s judicial process. University recognition may be temporarily withdrawn pending hearings and due process procedures. Should it be determined that a student organization or any of its members is guilty of hazing as previously defined, university sanctions may include but are not limited to: 1) Automatic and indefinite suspension of campus recognition with an accompanying loss of all campus privileges, (i.e. use of facilities, student services, etc.) 2) Disciplinary action against those members involved in the incident(s) including suspension or expulsion from the University.