It is everyone’s responsibility to protect the Pack. Students who are being hazed or treated poorly by a group are almost always afraid to speak up. Having someone they can confide in – a favorite faculty member, a workstudy supervisor, an academic advisor, a coach, or teaching assistant – is very important. If you suspect that hazing is occurring, please report it through the reporting tab on this website and learn more about What to Do. If someone’s life is in danger, call 911 immediately.
Here are some signs that could indicate a student is being treated poorly by a group or being hazed:
- Required to carry certain items
- Cutting, branding, labeling, or shaving of parts of the body
- Required “greeting” of members in a specific manner when seen on campus
- Required walking in groups to class, food service, etc.
- Performing of special tasks for the members or others
- Appearance of sadness or expressions of inferiority
- Extreme tiredness in class due to sleep deprivation
- Withdrawal from normal activities or friends
- Using code words and phrases to mask the actual nature of an event or activity
- Required periods of silence or having a cell phone confiscated by a peer
- Required to wear a specific outfit
- Out of character behavior in public that is intentionally embarrassing to self