Drury University is a safe, education-oriented and community-minded campus that maintains an academic and social environment conducive to intellectual and personal development of students and promotes the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. Drury University prohibits the use of hazing by its students, employees and citizens. Drury University will cooperate with authorities in the enforcement of all applicable laws.
Hazing is any action taken or situation created, intentionally, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol, paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shocks, quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities; the wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, policy and regulations of Drury University, or applicable state and national law.
The use of hazing by Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens is prohibited on university-owned or -controlled property, in conjunction with university-sponsored or -supervised activities, or at any activity or event that an observer would associate with Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.
This policy has been established to protect the integrity of the educational experience, encourage positive behavior and enhance the community commitment of Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.
Some examples of hazing may include, but are not limited to:
All hazing reports are confidential and may also be reported anonymously through www.drury.edu/informationreport.
For certain violations, standard sanctions are already in place. The following sanctions are standard for any hazing violation. Drury University reserves the right to modify or change any standard sanction dependent upon the severity and nature of the violation.
Hazing: 1st Violation
Hazing: 2nd Violation
Hazing: Organization or Group Violation
When a student group or organization is found in violation of hazing, the sanctions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Withdrawal of recognition: When a group has been found responsible for a major hazing incident (jeopardizing the health or well-being of any persons), the university may withdraw recognition of that group for a specified time.