Hazing Violations Within the Last Three Years
Hazing investigations were conducted on the following student organizations in the preceding three years prior to July 1, 2023:
|Date of Conduct Process Resolution||April 30, 2023|
|Date of Initial Conduct Investigation||March 20, 2023|
|Date of Report to Institution||March 3, 2023|
|Date of Hazing Incident or Violation||January 31, 2023, and February 25, 2023|
|General Description of Hazing Incident||New Members asked to engage in wall sits, lineups, underage drinking, and ingestion of unwanted substances. Active Members asked to engage in Scavenger Hunt and underage drinking.|
|Rules Violations or Criminal Charges||Code of Student Conduct Section 4-4-4.|
|University Findings||Found responsible. Alcohol Misconduct – providing alcohol to minors. Hazing – scavenger hunt, calisthenics; line-ups, eating/ingestion of unwanted substances.|
|University Sanctions||Chapter Suspension until January 10, 2024; Completion of: Substance Abuse Education, Bystander Intervention, Hazing Education, RSO Risk Management Compliance. Chapter is recruitment ineligible though Fall 2023. Chapter Disciplinary Probation until May 2024|
In addition to the University Investigation, Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters held a separate accountability and hazing investigation that resulted in the chapter being placed on probation until May 2024 and the permanent dismissal of offending members in the organization.
In line with our Core Values and the Marianist Catholic charism, hazing is an act that goes against the ideas of community and family spirit on the St. Mary’s University campus.