In connection with an affiliation to any organization, group, team, or sports club, no student shall engage in the following activities:

  1. Any action or situation, with or without consent, which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for purposes including, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under sanction of a postsecondary institution.
  2. Pressuring or coercing a student into violating University policy or state or federal law.
  3. Brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, paddling, physical shocks, exposure to the elements, food deprivation, and forced or coerced consumption of food, liquor, drug, or any other substance.
  4. Any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of  the student.
  5. Any activity which could subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, line-ups or berating, road trips where individuals must find their way back to campus, forced or coerced exclusion from social contact,  forced or coerced wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and/or inappropriate, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student.
  6. Any activity that causes unreasonable interference with a student’s academic performance.
  7. Personal servitude.
  8. Kidnapping or abandonment.
  9. Any activity that would be viewed by a reasonable person as subjecting someone to embarrassment, degradation, or humiliation.
  10. Any violation of N.C.G.S. § 14-35, which deems it a Class 2 misdemeanor offense for any student in attendance at any university, college, or school in North Carolina to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group, including any society, athletic team, fraternity or sorority, or other similar group, or to aid or abet any other student in the commission of this offense

Anonymous reports of hazing are permitted. However, it is important to remember that submitting an anonymous report means that the institution has no way to connect with the reporting party to ask follow-up questions. Therefore, it is essential that an anonymous report contain as much information as possible in order to address the alleged hazing behavior(s). Anonymous reports can be completed here and should include:

  1. The time, date, and specific location of the alleged hazing event(s)/activities
  2. The name of the individual(s) involved in the alleged hazing event(s)/activities
  3. The names and contact information of any individuals who can corroborate the reporting student’s story
  4. As much detail as possible about the alleged hazing event(s)/activities, including photos, videos, or other supporting documentation

Students do not have to report hazing anonymously – at any time, students can contact the Office of the Dean of Students, University Police, the Title IX Coordinator, the Highsmith Student Union, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Athletics, the Office of Student and Family Transitions, the Health and Counseling Center, or any other trusted staff member to share what they know. When a student chooses to report, the University is better able to offer resources and support for that individual’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. The Dean of Students Office or other appropriate offices will work with students who report hazing to keep their identifying information private. Any hazing related to sexual or gender-based harassment must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

No student shall retaliate against another member of the community for making a good faith report or complaint or participating in the student conduct process.