WHAT IS HAZING?
“Hazing” refers to:
Any action or situation, with or without the consent of the participants, which recklessly, intentionally, or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, or academic heath or safety of a student.
This includes, but is not limited to any situation which:
• Creates a risk of injury to any individual or group
• Causes discomfort to any individual or group
• Causes embarrassment to any individual or group
• Involves harassment of any individual or group
• Involves degradation of any individual or group
• Involves humiliation of an individual or group
• Involves ridicule of an individual or group
• Involves or includes the willful destruction or removal of
public or private property for the purpose of initiation or
admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for
continued membership in an organization
It includes physical injury, assault or battery, kidnapping or imprisonment, intentionally placing at risk of mental or emotional harm (putting “over the edge”), degradation, humiliation, the compromising of moral or religious values, forced consumption of any liquid or solid, placing an individual in physical danger (at risk) which includes abandonment, and impairment of physical liberties which include curfews or other interference with academic endeavors.
The University of Michigan-Flint prohibits hazing in any form. No student or student organization, including but not limited to sororities and fraternities, clubs and organizations, student or alumnus, shall employ a program of student initiation/pledge education that includes any hazing activities. Hazing applies to all members of an organization, regardless of length of time in the organization.
For further information, please contact the Office of Student Life.
Being a victim of hazing or knowing someone who has been a victim should not go unreported. This 24/7 online hazing incident reporting form is a resource for students and other members of the campus community to report incidents to university administrators.
Click here to access the form: