If you have experienced or think you have experienced hazing in some form, help is available. What happened is not your fault. Where to go from here can seem unclear, but you have options.
Talking to someone could be a good start in taking that first step forward. The agencies referenced can provide the resources, advocacy, and support to help you through this, no matter how long that might take.
Types of Support
If you choose to speak to someone about hazing there are two types of resources available: confidential and other.
What Does This Mean?
Confidential resources, like counseling or victim advocacy services, are not required to report the incident to the police or the University. There are legal protections for the discussions you have with confidential resources. Other resources, such as professors, academic advisors, resident advisors, coaches, and supervisors, are legally obligated to report incidents of hazing to the University. Neither type of resource is better than the other. There is no right or wrong way to handle this.
Please remember, all members of the University’s community (with the exception of Confidential Resources) are expected to report hazing.
Other Resources (on-campus)
National Online Resources
- The Gordie Center - The mission of the Gordie Center is to end hazing and substance misuse among college and high school students nationwide.
- HazingPrevention.Org - HazingPrevention.Org is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing. Our goal is to educate people about the dangers of hazing, advocate for change, and engage the community in strategies to prevent hazing.
- StopHazing - StopHazing's mission is to promote safe and inclusive school, campus, and organizational environments through research, resource sharing, and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention and the promotion of positive group climates.
- Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform - The Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform establishes new insights into understanding the complex issues facing fraternity and sorority life and empowers higher education to help create a fraternity and sorority experience that is safer and more meaningful. The center produces actionable data to give practitioners, campuses, and headquarters the evidence needed to enact significant change on their campuses for the over 750,000 members across more than 770 campuses with fraternity and sorority life.