Concerned parent or family member? Friend suffering in secrecy? Something doesn't seem right? Trust your instincts. Help stop hazing. Make a report.
HELP STOP HAZING AT SEWANEE
The community at Sewanee is one of our strongest assets. We share a commitment to fostering a caring, safe, and educational environment for our students and to creating a campus climate that supports healthy relationships. Being a member of a team, group, or organization is one of the most impactful experiences for learning and growth available to our students. All students must be able to participate in this aspect of campus life and expect to be treated with respect and dignity.
Hazing is abusive behavior that interferes with community members' ability to thrive as leaders and learners. Traditions, rituals, and initiations that involve alcohol consumption, verbal abuse, sleep deprivation, or humiliating or degrading activities are harmful, dangerous, and violate University policy. Such behaviors are detrimental and unnecessary to creating community, trust, and a sense of belonging. Hazing has no place in our community.
Sewanee's hazing prevention model is grounded in a public health approach encompassing prevention at multiple levels. We all have a responsibility to help stop hazing by being informed and committing to hazing prevention. Read on for more information about how to identify and report hazing, learn more about our campus-wide approach to prevention, and how to help stop hazing at Sewanee.