Hazing includes any conduct which is intimidating, humiliating, offensive or physically harmful.  The hazing conduct is typically an activity that serves as a condition for joining a group or being socially accepted by a group’s members.  Activities that fit the definition of hazing are considered to be hazing regardless of a person’s willingness to cooperate or participate.
Hazing does not include group or team activities that are meant to establish normative team behaviors or promote team cohesion so long as such activities do not have reasonable potential to cause emotional or physical distress to any participant.