Hazing Prevention

Syracuse University Anti-Hazing Policy

Syracuse University is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors. In addition, Syracuse University is committed to promoting an environment that fosters respect for the dignity and rights of all its community members. As such, the University will not tolerate hazing activities by any individuals, groups, teams, or recognized student organizations. For more information regarding Syracuse University’s Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities, call the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at 315.443.3728 or the Office of the Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience at 315.443.4357 for more information.

Examples of hazing include, but are not limited to:

  • Forced or coerced consumption of alcohol or other substances,
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Threats of harm
  • Actual physical harm (e.g., paddling, beating, branding),
  • Verbal abuse( e.g.name calling, yelling, screaming, berating)
  • Participation in physical activities such as calisthenics or other exercises
  • Requiring new members to perform skits with degrading, crude or humiliating acts
  • Performing any service or action under coercion or duress (e.g. running errands, cooking, cleaning)
  • Expecting certain items to always be in one’s possession
  • Forcing new members to be deprived of maintaining their normal class study or schedule

Reporting

To make a report of hazing, or to determine whether a proposed activity constitutes or will constitute hazing, the following resources are available via telephone:

  • Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at 315.443.2718
  • Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at 315.443.3728
  • Anonymous reporting via 315.443.TIPS (8477)

Online Reporting Forms:

Hazing Reporting Form

Anonymous reports also can be made to the Department of Public Safety through the Ethics Point Service.