WHAT DOES HAZING MEAN
Hazing means any act committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution; and that is intended, or should reasonably be expected, to have the effect of humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning the student or endangering the mental or physical health of a student.
- Hazing also includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively in such acts.
- Hazing occurs regardless of the consent or willingness of a person to participate in the activity.
- Hazing may occur on or off campus.
When you are aware that a student is a victim of a hazing incident:
HOW TO SUPPORT STUDENTS?
- When possible, see the student in private.
- Be aware the student may be vulnerable, and experiencing a wide range of emotions.
- Encourage the student to contact the Center for Student Ethics & Standards (CSES, 802-656-4360)
- When appropriate, encourage the student to contact the Assistant Director for Greek Life (802-656-2060) in the Student Life Office.
- When appropriate, encourage the student to contact the Athletics Department at 802-656-3074
- When appropriate, encourage the student to contact the Coordinator for Club Sports at 802-656-2060 in the Student Life Office.
- Advise the student to report a crime to Police Services (802-656-3473).
- Refer the student to Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS, 802-656-3340).
- Blame the student.
- Minimize the hazing incident.
- Recollect the days you think you were hazed.
- Agree to be bound by confidentiality.