Hazing Prevention at NC State University
Providing education, resources, prevention strategies, and reporting mechanisms for students, faculty, staff, parents and families of students at NC State.
Here at NC State, and nationally, we know that student involvement in a variety of experiences promotes student success. Students are more likely to persist, graduate and experience higher satisfaction rates after graduation. When hazing is part of that experience, however, students can find themselves struggling with activities that compete with academics, with feelings of isolation, suffering from sleep deprivation, or subjected to abuse. Hazing can occur in a wide variety of settings, including sports teams, fraternities and sororities, clubs, and bands. Hazing does not build a community. Hazing introduces risk, increases vulnerability, is often negligent or reckless in nature, and unreasonably interferes with academic activities and success.
Consistent with the mission, vision and values of NC State, the university is dedicated to creating an environment where academic pursuits and individual freedoms are uninterrupted by hazing. In doing so, we acknowledge a shared responsibility with students for their safety. The university must balance the rights and responsibilities of students, while providing support, education, and control as is reasonably necessary and appropriate. In turn, students must make good choices and bear the consequence of their decisions. Together, we shall proactively manage hazing-related risks.