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HAZING ONLINE RESOURCES: Hazing Prevention in College Athletics (An NCAA Guide) Athletic Team Hazing and Sexual or Gender Humiliation Team Rituals Versus Hazing | A Responsible Sports Approach To Team Unity
HAZING Texas law defines hazing as any intentional, knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, directed against students, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of others for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include students at an educational institution. Hazing includes but is not limited to: Any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity. Any type of physical activity, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement, calisthenics, or other activity that subjects students to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety; Any activity involving consumption of food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance which subjects students to an unreasonable risk or harm, or which adversely affects their mental or physical health; Any activity that intimidates or threatens students with ostracism, that subjects students to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation, or that adversely affects the mental health or dignity, or discourages students from entering or remaining registered in an educational Institution.
Hazing allegations rock Elkmont football team Vermont cuts top player for conduct violation TCU Compliance Office | TCU Box 297620 | phone: 817.257.7525 | fax: 817.257.7787
T HE COMPLIANCE UPDATE
Tobacco Products: The use of tobacco products is prohibited by all game personnel (e.g. coaches, trainers, managers and game officials) in all sports during practice and competition.
NLI REMINDER: Please remember that all NLI requests should be Submitted to the Compliance office no later than October 29, 2009. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Recruiting Calendar Baseball: Contact Period – October 1-31 Men’s Basketball: Contact Period – October 1-5 Evaluation Period – October 6-31 Women’s Basketball: Contact Period – October 1-6 Evaluation Period – October 7-31 Football: Evaluation Period – October 1-31 Track: Contact Period – October 1-31 Volleyball: Contact Period – October 1-31
REPORTING VIOLATIONS: Although we try to avoid violations, we also know that they do happen occasionally. Do not be afraid to report the violation, the compliance office will work with you on the situation. RULES VIOLATIONS REPORTING PROCEDURES TCU is committed to its obligation under the provisions of the NCAA Constitution regarding the Principle of Rules Compliance to identify, report and take corrective actions relative to all rules violations. A policy of self‐disclosure will be followed in all situations where rules violations, both secondary and major, have been identified. Athletics Department staff members and student‐athletes are directed not to provide false or misleading information to the NCAA, MWC, or TCU regarding possible rules violations. The Office of Athletics Compliance works to identify and reduce areas of risk within the Athletics Department that could negatively impact TCU. If a problem arises, it is the responsibility of the Office of Athletics Compliance to determine how the problem occurred, how it could have been prevented, and how to reduce the chances of such occurring in the future. Additionally, athletics staff must sign a statement each academic year stating they are unaware of any violations in the past year.
Reporting a Violation. Any individual (e.g., athletics department staff member, student‐athlete, University employee, representative of the University's athletics interests, member of the community) may report an alleged, rumored, or suspected violation. The individual may report the alleged, rumored, or suspected violation verbally or in writing. An alleged may also be reported anonymously
Who do I report the violation to? If an alleged or rumored violation is communicated to any athletics department staff member, the staff member has an obligation to notify the Office of Athletics Compliance of the violation in a timely manner.
Individuals other than athletic department staff members may report an alleged violation to any of the following: The Associate Athletics Director of Athletic Compliance, the Director of Athletics Compliance, the Assistant Director of Athletics Compliance, the SWA, the Director of Athletics, or an Associate Athletic Director of Athletics.