ANTI HAZING POLICY

Hazing

In accordance with the Member Code of Conduct, no Kingdom/Chapter, petitioning group, interest group, alumni association, student, alumni member, advisor, or any affiliated group or person shall conduct nor condone hazing activities, regardless of permission or approval by a person being hazed. MALIK Fraternity, Inc. defines hazing as any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off Fraternity premises or during Fraternity functions, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activity includes, but is not limited to, use of alcoholic beverages, paddling in any form, branding, creation of excessive fatigue, physical or psychological shocks, quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games or activities, physical harm of any type, strenuous exercise, forced inducement or the causing of one to consume any food, liquid or other substance, pouring sprinkling or covering one’s body with any substance; threatening or causing one to be placed in fear of receiving any physical injury such as the activities listed above and generally any act or acts which would tend to cause any person any humiliation, embarrassment or physical harm, and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual, or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution and local, state, and federal laws. 

 

Reporting Hazing

Any incidents or suspected incidents of hazing are to be reported promptly to the Regional Team in writing with a copy to the National Supreme Intake Captain at info@malikfraternity.org. Individuals may also report any instances or suspected instances of hazing by contacting the National Anti-Hazing Hotline at 888-NOT-HAZE OR 888-668-4293. MALIK Fraternity, Inc. has zero-tolerance towards punitive action or retaliation against individuals reporting hazing. 

 

Legal Parameters

New York State Penal Law, Chapter 716, Section 1 (effective November 1, 1988)

 

120.16: Hazing in the first degree: A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course of another person's initiation into or affiliation with any organization, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person and thereby causes such injury. Hazing in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.

 

120.17: Hazing in the second degree: A person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the course of another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person. Hazing in the second degree is a violation.