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What is Hazing?

  • “Hazing” refers to any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate
  • Hazing activities are generally considered to be:  physically abusive, hazardous, and/or sexually violating


University of New Haven Policy


Hazing in any form is prohibited by the University of New Haven

"No campus organization shall conduct hazing activities. Hazing activities are defined as: Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on campus or off, that causes mental and/or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, ridicule, and/or possible mental or physical injury. Intoxication or agreement to participate in such activities will not be accepted as an excuse for one’s actions. Such activities include, but are not limited to, creation of excessive fatigue; use of alcohol; paddling of any form; physical and/or psychological shocks; treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the UNH campus; public wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games or activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with the regulations and policies of the University of New Haven."

Located on Page 51 of the UNH Student Handbook, #10

What to do if you are being hazed:


  • Contact Campus Police
  • Contact Greg Overend, Director of Student Activities


***All new members must attend a mandatory Hazing Education Workshop, held each semester after Recruitment Week.