In accordance with the State of Rhode Island and the University of Rhode Island's Student Handbook policies, the Athletic Department personnel and its student-athletes will not tolerate hazing in any form.
University of Rhode Island Student Handbook
2.13 Hazing. Hazing is prohibited. Hazing is any action taken or situation created (the willingness of an individual to participate notwithstanding) upon which initiation, admission into, or affiliation with an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned and which produces mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include, but are not limited to, paddling in any form; infliction of excessive fatigue; exposure to the elements; forced consumption of any substance; physical and psychological shocks, quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or any other such activities; wearing, publicly, apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities.
•As a University of Rhode Island student-athlete, I will live by the University's Community Standards of Behavior.
•As a University of Rhode Island student-athlete, I understand that I am privileged to be a representative of the University and my conduct must reflect accordingly.
•I understand that as a member of the University of Rhode Island's Athletic Program, hazing, which is illegal by city, state and federal laws, is prohibited by this University. If I know of or participate in any form of hazing it may result in criminal proceeding as well as University disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to suspension from practice and contests to reduction or loss of my athletically related financial aid.
•Being aware of any possible or potential hazing incident, my responsibility is to protect my fellow teammates and make the Director of Athletics and or the Compliance Coordinator aware of the situation. Understanding that my statements will be held in earnest.
To report a hazing incident contact:
Paul Kassabian, Compliance Coordinator