A Word on Hazing
Hazing of active or new members is illegal, prohibited and forbidden. Hazing activities are those defined as any act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person, embarrasses, frightens, or degrades a person or which destroys or removes public/private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership, in a group, organization/team. The expressed or implied consent of the alleged person against whom the actions have been taken will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not considered a neutral act; it is a contribution to the act of hazing.
Each chapter must evaluate the mission and purpose of its new membership program to ensure it is making a positive contribution toward the development of new members. Any reported incident of hazing will result in an investigation and possible judicial proceedings by the University, Inter/national organization, and local jurisdictions.
The National Anti-Hazing Hotline can be contacted, toll-free, at 1-888-NOT-HAZE. All information will remain confidential.