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- Appropriate University Official – any UST employee or official who is in a position to stop or remedy hazing; including, but not limited to officials responsible for student housing, student conduct, student organizations; athletic coaches and trainers; and advisors to student organizations.
- Hazing - any intentional, knowing or reckless act, occurring on or off campus, by one person acting alone or with others, directed against an individual or group that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that individual or group for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization regardless of whether the student victim may have consented to or acquiesced in the activity. The term “hazing” includes, but is not limited to:
- Subjecting the student(s) to an unreasonable risk or harm.
- Adversely affecting the mental or physical health or safety of the student(s).
- The destruction of private or personal property or the disruption of a campus community environment.
- Unreasonably or unusually impairing an individual’s academic efforts.
- Student – any person who (a) is currently enrolled at the University; (b) is accepted for admission or readmission to the University; (c) has been enrolled at the University in a prior semester or summer term and is eligible to continue enrollment in the semester or summer term that immediately follows; (d) is attending an additional program sponsored by the University while that person is on campus; or (e) had engaged in prohibited conduct at a time when he/she met the criteria of (a), (b), (c), or (d).
- University Student Organization / Group – a number of persons who have complied with the University requirements for official recognition or registration as a student club/organization.