2013-2014 Student Handbook

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30 Auburn University at Montgomery 7. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased from personal or private funds. They may not be purchased at the event, by charging at the door, or from state appropriations. 8. At the end of the event, all alcoholic beverages must be removed from campus. The consumption of alcohol is a personal choice that is to be accompanied by responsible behavior. The serving of alcohol at university functions is a privilege, not a right. The university affirms its responsibility to deny this privilege in an individual instance, even entirely to revoke it, when doing so is in the university's best interests. Anti-hazing Policy Auburn University at Montgomery has developed a comprehensive and stimulating curriculum, which offers an education in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional areas. The primary goal of the University's program is to provide excellent instruction and an educational environment, which will produce broadly educated responsible citizens who are prepared to serve and to lead in a free society. The academic instruction and the co-curricular activities on our campus are joined to meet the goals of Auburn University at Montgomery. All members of the University community must be provided the opportunity to function to the best of their individual abilities. One activity that has been an inhibiting factor in achieving the above stated purpose is the practice of hazing. Although hazing has concentrated itself in the social Greek community, other Registered Student Organizations are not untouched by this unacceptable practice. Hazing is defined as "…any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule." Such activities and situations include but are not limited to paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, or road trips; wearing publicly apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games/activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution." This definition was provided by the Fraternity Executives Association. Actions forced or required which violate federal, state or local laws are considered hazing. Hazing shall include, but is not limited to, forcing, requiring, or expecting pledges, associate members or prospective members (hereinafter referred to as "probationary members") or initiated members of university organizations to participate in any of the following actions or activities: • Drinking alcohol or any other substance. • Using a drug, narcotic, or controlled substance.

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