Hazing within student organizations is strictly prohibited. Hazing is defined as:

Any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the health, safety or welfare of an individual for the purpose of initiation, participation, admission into or affiliation with any organization at the university. Hazing includes, but is not limited to, any abuse of a mental or physical nature, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drugs or substances, or any forced physical activity that could adversely affect the health or safety of the individual. Hazing also includes any activity that would subject the individual to embarrassment or humiliation, the willingness of the participant in such activity notwithstanding.

If you become aware of any potential act of hazing, please call the Office of Victim Assistance at 303-492-8855.


Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Students at CU Boulder are subject to policies prohibiting protected-class discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner abuse, and stalking regardless of whether something occurs on or off campus. This includes participating in activities associated with a student organization. Unwelcome or offensive conduct related to these policies can be reported to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC).



All student organizations must be open to all full-time, fee-paying students. This is not a requirement, but a condition for receiving student fee funding for operations, events and travel.

Student fee regulations

  • Student fees may not be used in support of any organizations that systematically exclude from participation any student on the basis of religion, race ethnicity, nationality, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender, political affiliation and/or physical disability.
  • Honor societies that discriminate on the basis of G.P.A., academic achievement or class standing, and fraternities and sororities or any organizations which do not have membership open to all students, may be funded only for events they sponsor which are on campus, free and open to the public.
  • Competitive organizations will receive student fee monies under the agreement that secondary teams or organizations will be created for those students that do not qualify for the main team. As many organizations as possible will be created to fulfill the need, until facility space has been exhausted.