Milton Hershey School Anti-Hazing Policy
The Milton Hershey School prohibits any form of hazing as inconsistent with its Sacred Values as well as against the law. This prohibition applies to all MHS students, employees, volunteers, recognized organizations, and activities, whether on campus or off.
Hazing is any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any recognized organization.
Hazing includes, but not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property.
Any student, employee, or volunteer who experiences, witnesses, or learns of hazing should report it to the Senior Director of Home Life Programs & Student Life Safety. Any employee or volunteer who encourages, permits, or ignores hazing is subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment or volunteer status. Any student who engages in hazing is subject to discipline, up to and including termination of enrollment.
This policy shall be posted on the MHS internet and intranet websites and shall be circulated to all MHS athletic coaches and to the adult advisors and student leaders of all recognized MHS organizations.