University of Vermont

Hazing Prevention & Awareness

Hazing Prevention and Education

Varsity Athletics

Varsity Athletics

With 18 teams competing at the NCAA Division I level, Varsity Athletics participates in a number of anti-hazing educational initiatives including:

  • All intercollegiate student-athletes sign Hazing Prevention Pledge annually as a part of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct
  • Hazing prevention education with all first-year student-athletes and student-athlete leaders
  • Leadership training for student-athletes focused on bystander behaviors and intervention

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life

The fraternity and sorority community believes that true sisterhood and brotherhood is fostered in an atmosphere where social and moral responsibility, respect and commitment to higher standards is valued and practiced.  Therefore, a fraternity or sorority program which includes hazing is contrary and detrimental to the purpose of the University of Vermont, the educational and personal development of it’s students, and has no place within the fraternity and sorority community. 

Fraternity & Sorority Educational Initiatives:

  • All members sign anti-hazing forms
  • Hazing prevention educational programs throughout the academic year
  • New Member Orientation
  • Each inter/national organization may have additional requirements for their chapters and members

Club & Recreational Sports

Club Sports

Club and Recreational sports informs and educates it's 1,700 + students who participate in one of their 54 recognized club sports in a variety of ways, including:

  • All Club and Recreational Sports Participants must sign a Hazing Pledge.
  • Club Sports Workshops discuss the topic of Hazing Prevention at the start of each semester.
  • Hazing Prevention is a focus in SGA Club Policy Workshops.

First Year Students

Club Sports
Nearly half of all college students experience Hazing before they get to college. New students, anxious to find friends and community, are also at highest risk for experiencing unhealthy group orientations, rituals, or new member processes.

At UVM we teach new students how to recognize, stand up to and report hazing as part of orientation and first year programs. We also teach upperclass students the dangers of hazing and the very real value of positive community building strategies. 


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