What To Do

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.

Know Hazing When You See It

NC State defines hazing as behavior related to organizational membership or potential membership, regardless of consent or intentionality, that meets two or more of the following:

  1. Is inconsistent with the purpose of the organization;
  2. Is negligent or reckless in nature;
  3. Introduces risk factors;
  4. Increases vulnerability factors;
  5. Unreasonably interferes with academic activities or success
Risk factors include: (perpetration)
Vulnerability factors include: (victimization)
  • Coerced compliance
  • Use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acts of servitude
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sex acts (watched or performed)
  • Consumption of food or beverage in excess
  • Calisthenics
  • Assault or abuse
  • Activities that compete with academics
  • Isolation
  • Humiliation or embarrassment
  • Disparaging treatment or intimidation
  • Scolding or ridiculing
  • Creating anxiety or instilling fear
  • Stripping of personal identity

Seek Care

If you have been hazed, please seek care. Student Health offers a variety of care options for medical treatment.  The Counseling Center also offers a variety of services to help students in need.

Report any Suspected Hazing

We encourage all NC State community members to stand up to hazing.  If you see something, say something:  to your coach, your advisor, a faculty member, or administrator. You can also file an incident report with the university. If someone’s life is in danger, call 911 immediately.

We all have a responsibility to protect the Pack!

Support and Share Anti-Hazing Messages

NC State’s hazing prevention campaign is supported by the the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, including University Recreation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Conduct, the Music Department, the Counseling Center, Student Health, and University Housing, the Department of Athletics, University Police, and General Counsel.

Members of the Wolfpack community requesting anti-hazing materials may contact TBD.