Hazing is both prohibited in university policy and against the law. At VCU, hazing prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct and the Hazing Prevention and Discipline Policy. Hazing is also prohibited under Virginia Code § 18.2-56. 

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Hazing can also take two forms – psychological and physical – both of which are against university policy.  


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When evaluating activities and whether or not it would be considered hazing, consider both the context of the activity and whether the activity would be considered excessive.