Hazing shall mean any conduct or method of initiation into any student organization, whether on public or private property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or other person. Such conduct shall include whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the weather, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage, drug or other substance, or any other brutal treatment or forced physical activity which is likely to adversely affect the physical health or safety of any such student or other person, or which subjects such student or other person to extreme mental stress, including extended deprivation of sleep or rest or extended isolation.
Non-school affiliated organization shall mean any group or organization that operates on the campus of a secondary school but is not under the authority of such school.
Secondary school shall mean any school, be it public or private, that has been designated or approved as a secondary school by the school committee.
603 CMR 33.00: M.G.L. c. 269, § 19.
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