No individual Wildcat should be demeaned, ridiculed, belittled or placed in a potentially harmful situation in order to be included in a group at the University of Arizona.
Being part of a campus group can be one of the most meaningful aspects of student life. However, hazing is a hidden and serious problem that undermines the value of these experiences for many individuals. Hazing is a violation of University of Arizona policy and Arizona State law.
What is hazing?
Hazing occurs in fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, performance groups, honoraries, and other organizations.
Hazing is any action taken or situation created intentionally that:
Causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule
Risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate
If you're unsure, ask yourself these questions:
Would I feel comfortable participating in this activity if my parents were watching?
Would we get in trouble if the Dean of Students walked by?
Am I being asked to keep these activities a secret?
Am I doing anything illegal?
Does participation violate my values or those of my organization?
Is it causing emotional distress or stress of any kind to myself or others?
If someone was injured, would I feel comfortable being investigated by the insurance carrier?