The University of North Alabama Hazing Policy
Any act that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a university student or guest, or that destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization. Previously relied-upon “traditions,” whether fraternity/sorority or other group-related terms, intent of such acts, or consent or cooperation of the recipient will not suffice as a justifiable reason for participation in such acts. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Misuse of authority by virtue of one's class rank or leadership position
- Striking another student by hand or with any object
- Any form of physical bondage of a student
- Taking of a student to an outlying area and dropping him/her off
- Forcing a student into a violation of the law or a university policy
Having firsthand knowledge of the planning of such activities or firsthand knowledge that an incident of this type has occurred and failing to report it to appropriate university officials constitutes a violation under this section.
Alabama Hazing Law § 16-1-23. states that any person who participates in the hazing of another, or any organization associated with a school, college, university, or other educational institution in this state that knowingly permits hazing to be conducted by its members or by others subject to its direction or control, shall forfeit any entitlement to public funds, scholarships, or awards enjoyed by him/her or by it and
shall be deprived of any sanction or approval granted by the school, college, university, or other educational institution.
The University of North Alabama Harassment Policy
A. Unwelcomed and/or unwanted sexual attention; repeated offensive sexual flirtation, advances, or proposition; sexual humor; sexual photographs; graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body or clothing; the display in the learning environment of sexually degrading objects; or any sexually threatening behavior.
B. Behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat through gestures, mannerisms, and /or body language, to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur.
C. Inflammatory speech, spoken or inflammatory communication (e-mail, posters, social network, etc.) written as a personal insult to the listener(s), on the basis of culture, ethnicity, gender, nationality, national origin, political affiliation, physical ability, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation, and/or socio-economic status in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener(s) toward the speaker.