Cornell College forbids hazing, whether on or off campus, or whether committed by a recognized or unofficial group or entity. Cornell defines hazing as any action taken or situation created to produce excessive mental or physical discomfort, fatigue, or harassment; any morally degrading activity; and/or any activity which encourages the violation of civil, state, or federal law, College regulations, or the rights and privileges of others as part of joining, being initiated into or affiliating with a group or organization.
Iowa Statutes on Hazing
1.a. A person commits an act of hazing when the person intentionally or recklessly engages in any act or acts involving forced activity which endangers the physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into, or affiliation with, any organization in connection with a school, college, or university. Prohibited acts include, but are not limited to, any brutality of physical nature such as whipping, forced confinement, or any other forced activity which endangers the health or safety of the student.
1.b. For the purpose of this section, "forced activity" means any activity which is a condition of initiation or admission into, or affiliation with, an organization regardless of a student's willingness to participate in the activity.
2. A person who commits an act of hazing is guilty of a simple misdemeanor.
3. A person who commits an act of hazing which causes serious bodily injury to another is guilty of a serious misdemeanor.