(1) Conspiring to engage in hazing or participating in hazing of another.
(a) Hazing means any activity expected of someone joining a group (or maintaining full status in a group) that causes or is likely to cause a risk of mental, emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate.
(b) Hazing activities may include the following: Abuse of alcohol during new member activities; striking another person whether by use of any object or one's body; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and/or psychological shock; and morally degrading or humiliating games or activities that create a risk of bodily, emotional, or mental harm.
(c) Hazing does not include practice, training, conditioning and eligibility requirements for customary athletic events such as intramural or club sports and intercollegiate athletics, or other similar contests or competitions, but gratuitous hazing activities occurring as part of such customary athletic event or contest are prohibited.
(2) Washington state law prohibits hazing which may subject violators to criminal prosecution under RCW 28B.10.901
(3) Washington state law (RCW 28B.10.901
) provides sanctions for hazing.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50
RCW. WSR 07-10-042, § 132Q-30-218, filed 4/25/07, effective 6/25/07.]