Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Hazing Prevention

Philosophy for New Member Education

No student should ever be harmed or degraded while seeking membership in any student organization at the University of Rochester. When choosing to join an organization, individuals should be treated according to the Communal Principles of the College:

University of Rochester Anti-Hazing Policy

The University’s Hazing Policy can be found in the Standards for Student Conduct.

In general, hazing describes actions or activities that do not contribute to a new member’s positive development. Common examples of hazing violate the Communal Principles, such as:

Community members who are concerned that a student is being hazed can provide support by telling the student of the concern, describe to them observations leading to that concern (e.g. lack of sleep, changes in mood), and asking that person how to be helpful while reinforcing that hazing is against the values of the community.

Individuals can consult an advisor or professional staff member for clarification about the hazing policy. The CARE Network and harassment/bias related incident form are resources for supporting individuals who are hazed as well as addressing the activities that cause concern.