Hazing is illegal in Colorado per Section 18-9-124(2), C.R.S. CU Denver and the national organizations we have selected to join our campus community have zero tolerance policies for hazing. Per the Student Code of Conduct, hazing is defined as: engaging in or planning any act, typically associated with belonging to a group of peers, which may produce, or is intended to produce, mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule, or any acts which are humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning, or that endanger the health and safety of another person, including, but not limited to:
- Paddling in any form
- Inducement of excessive fatigue
- Required exercise inconsistent with the mission of the organization, team, or group
- Physical or psychological shocks
- Personal servitude
- Forced or coerced consumption
- Forced or coerced engagement in public stunts, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, drinking games, late work sessions, other unorganized activities, and other obligations that interfere with scholastic pursuits.
The University asks that you share any information that fits the definition above so that we may investigate and take action as appropriate. If you have a concern about activities that are taking place in an organization, please contact email@example.com or 303-315-0208. You may also submit a report to the Dean of Students Office / Student Conduct here.