Hazing has a couple of meanings but in this case we are referring to the following:
Any situation where someone is forced to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks.
La Trobe University has a clear position on hazing:
Students are not permitted to engage in any action or activity which does, or has the potential to, intentionally or unintentionally endanger a student(s). This includes any activity that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate (cl. 6.3 Rules of Residence 2018)
If you are ever engaging in an activity, try asking yourself the following questions:
You will be required to attend a disciplinary meeting with Accommodation Services if you are found to have been involved in any behaviour which constitutes hazing. Your involvement in hazing may invoke sanctions outlined in the Rules of Residence and, in addition, may be referred to the University’s General Misconduct Statute.