Advisors, coaches, faculty, and staff regularly interact with students and are uniquely positioned to recognize the signs of hazing. In fact, you are likely to be one of the first people to identify when something seems “off” with a particular student. It could seem subtle, harmless, or innocuous, but that behavior may be symptomatic of a student that is a victim of hazing.
- Student appears exhausted and sleep deprived
- Student seems withdrawn from normal activity; personality changes
- Student moves slowly or exhibits physical exhaustion; problems moving or sitting
- Student being required to carry unusual objects/materials
- Student experience extreme weight change/loss
- Communication with student drops off
- Student references being “unavailable” if you try to meet with them, but remains vague
What should I do if I think I’m witnessing hazing?
Any information or suspicion of or about hazing is important. The detail you provide may be small but it may also be part of a larger picture that the University is already investigating.
For more information on reporting hazing, visit this page.