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Hazing has no place in the University experience.

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What Is Hazing?


“Hazing” refers to any activity that is expected or required of someone to join or maintain status within a group that humiliates, degrades, or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.  Often times, those initiating hazing practices consider them harmless pranks or comical antics – here at UVA, we take all forms of hazing seriously and work diligently to prevent it.

Hazing means to recklessly or intentionally endanger the health or safety of a student or students or to inflict bodily injury on a student or students in connection with or for the purpose of initiation, admission into or affiliation with or as a condition for continued membership in a club, organization, association, fraternity, sorority, or student body regardless of whether the student or students so endangered or injured participated voluntarily in the relevant activity.

VA law and University policy