Click here for a definition of hazing and for additional information on UA’s Code of Student Conduct, state law, examples and resources. Failure to report hazing is a violation of the law. It is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct if a student retaliates against another student for reporting hazing to UA officials.
Hazing may be misrepresented as fun or a time-honored tradition. It is neither. Hazing is any completed or attempted action, inaction, situation created, or communication that recklessly or intentionally harms or threatens or is intended to harm or threaten the mental or physical health or safety of a student or individual, or any completed or attempted act that destroys, or removes public or private property, for the purpose of, among other things, initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization.
Remember that hazing is really about power and control, and is abusive. What seem to be minor incidents of hazing must be reported and addressed. If not, these small incidents can lead to serious, dangerous forms of hazing.
Hazing actions include, but are not limited to the following acts involving other individuals or any attempt to take the following actions:
Yes. You should report any suspected hazing that you believe in good faith has occurred or will occur.
Yes. It is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct for a student to retaliate against any individual who makes a good faith report of hazing. Similarly, any University employee who retaliates against an individual who has made a good faith report of hazing will be subject to disciplinary sanctions, up to and including termination.
Yes, you can report hazing anonymously. However, anonymous reports complicate the University’s ability to take appropriate action against the individuals and/or organization.
Please make a report so that the hazing allegations can be investigated. Not reporting hazing may be a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. The Code of Student Conduct reads: "An individual commits hazing [. . .]if they know that hazing will occur or is occurring and do nothing to stop it or attempt to stop it or, alternatively, know that hazing has occurred and fail to promptly report it to appropriate University authorities. It shall also be a violation of this Code if a student retaliates in any manner against another student or individual for reporting hazing to University officials.”
If you have been hazed, know someone who may have been hazed, or have a good faith belief of hazing that is scheduled to occur, take action. Don't be a bystander.
Call 911 if there is an immediate threat to your safety or the safety of others.