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So What Exactly Is Hazing?
College policy defines hazing as any act, explicit or implicit, committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization or team and which is intended to have the effect of, or should reasonably be expected to have the effect of, humiliating, intimidating or demeaning the student or endangering the mental or physical health of the student, regardless of the person's willingness to participate. Hazing also includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively in the above acts.
(Approved by College Council Feb. 17, 2012)
But how do you know if an activity is hazing? Ask yourself these questions:
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," the activity is probably hazing.
How to Report Hazing?
In an emergency contact: University Police 585-245-5222
Dean of Students: 585-245-5706
Fraternal Life office: 585-245-5968