UIS Hazing Policy:

The following categories of conduct are specifically prohibited and may form the basis for disciplinary action:

Hazing, which includes causing or encouraging others to cause physical or mental discomfort or injury, embarrassment or ridicule of another for the purpose of initiation, admission, affiliation or as a condition of continued membership in a group or organization.

Illinois Hazing Law
(720 ILCS 5/12C-50)
Sec. 12C-50. Hazing.

(a) A person commits hazing when he or she knowingly requires the performance of any act by a student or other person in a school, college, university, or other educational institution of this State, for the purpose of induction or admission into any group, organization, or society associated or connected with that institution, if:

  1. the act is not sanctioned or authorized by that educational institution; and
  2. the act results in bodily harm to any person.

(b) Sentence. Hazing is a Class A misdemeanor, except that hazing that results in death or great bodily harm is a Class 4 felony.

(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

Policy Level
Responsible Unit
Division Head