Definition of a New Member

A "new member" is defined as any person who has been accepted by, is considering an offer of membership from, or is in the process of qualifying for membership in an organization. Participating in a new member education process means any action or activity related to becoming a member of an organization. At Baylor, the term "new member" is used in place of the term "pledge." "Student" means any person who: (A) is registered in or in attendance at an educational institution; (B) has been accepted for admission at the educational institution where the hazing incident occurs; or (C) intends to attend an educational institution during any of its regular sessions after a period of scheduled vacation. "Organization" means a fraternity, sorority, association, corporation, order, society, corps, club, or service, social, or similar group, whose members are primarily students.