What is Hazing?
Hazing is defined as any act that compromises the dignity of or causes embarrassment or shame to another. Examples of hazing include:
- Sleep deprivation
- Call downs
- Manual servitude
- Degrading names
- Limiting access to a new member's friends
- Taking away student IDs, watches, wallets, or cell phones
- Wake ups using loud sounds or music
- Forcing new members to wear the same attire all week long
- Exposure to the elements; asking new members to steal, destroy, or vandalize property
- Forcing new members to sleep in the basement or on the floor for a week
- Limiting contact with people outside of the organization
- Kidnapping new members
- Treating individuals as lesser
What To Do if You Witness or Experience Hazing
- Refuse to participate. Don't allow hazing to go on.
- Expect respectful treatment. Stand up to anyone who tries to haze you.
- Make a change in your organization's new member program.
- Report it. Contact Christine (Girouard) Sharry, Director of Student Activities at 508-831-5658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call the Hazing Hotline anonymously at 1-888- NOT-HAZE