Any act committed as part of a person's recruitment, initiation, pledging, admission into, or affiliation with a student organization, athletic team, or living group, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such an organization, athletic team, or living group that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious psychological or emotional harm, to any student or other person attending a public or private institution of higher education or other postsecondary educational institution in Washington state, including causing, directing, coercing, or forcing a person to consume any food, liquid, alcohol, drug, or other substance which subjects the person to risk of such harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate.
For the purposes of this definition, Hazing activities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- All forms of physical activity deemed dangerous or harmful.
- Striking another person whether by use of any object or one’s body.
- The application of foreign substances to the body.
- Scavenger hunts involving illegal activities, kidnapping, or abandoning a member of the community.
- Depriving others of sleep or creation of excessive fatigue as an intentional part of activities.
- Forcing, coercing, pressuring, or requiring students to consume alcohol, or foreign or unusual amounts of food or other substances.
- Nudity or forcing students to dress in a degrading manner.
- Psychological hazing: any act which is likely to compromise the dignity of a student; cause embarrassment or shame to a student; cause a student to be the object of ridicule or malicious amusement; or inflict psychological or emotional harm.
A person who is receiving wages from the institution of higher education and is in a position with direct ongoing contact with students in a supervisory role or position of authority. "Employee" does not include a person employed as medical staff or with an affiliated organization, entity, or extension of a postsecondary educational institution, unless the employee has a supervisory role or position of authority over students. "Employee" does not include confidential employees.