Students at the University can experience and view hazing from a variety of perspectives:
As a student leader, your club or organization may be evaluating practices concerning membership. As part of this evaluation, student leaders should consider alternatives to hazing. The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students/Student Activities and Fraternity & Sorority Life are available to assist and support student leaders as they assess and evaluate membership practices. Your organization can also request a Positive Organization Expectations presentation to begin open dialogue about the values of your organization and the impact that hazing has on students.
As someone who may have experienced or witnessed hazing, there is a cross-function team of University stakeholders who are working to advance a hazing prevention and education framework. For information on this team, please click here. To report hazing, please click here.
As a friend, roommate, or resident assistant, you may have a fellow student approach you to discuss a hazing related event. In this instance, it’s important to recognize the signs of hazing and to identify ways to help. In these conversations, friends can provide a supportive network while also reinforcing that hazing has no place in the University experience.
As a University student, you may be interested and eager to address hazing. To learn how you can become a peer facilitator of the Positive Organization Expectations hazing prevention program, please email the Program Coordinator for Prevention.