Hazing has been used as a rite of passage for years. Even though it’s a violation of campus regulations and potentially of Idaho state statutes, it’s widely used by fraternities, sororities, athletic teams/clubs and other campus organizations.
By definition, hazing is a process that involves persecution and harassment with meaningless, difficult, dangerous or humiliating tasks. At times, the person who is joining a campus-affiliated organization doesn’t know that hazing is part of the initiation process until it actually happens. Many people choose to keep hazing a secret to stay in the organization or because they fear retaliation. Hazing is illegal. Someone who has been hazed is the victim of a crime.
When you know someone is a victim of hazing:
1. Seek assistance. The following resources are available to help you.
- Dean of Students (426-1527)
- Campus Security and Police Services (426-6911)
- Human Resources (426-1616)
2. Submit a Care Report.
- When possible, see the person in private.
- Be aware the person may be vulnerable and experiencing a wide range of emotions.
- Encourage the person to report the incident to Campus Security and Police Services.
- Offer to help the person access campus support services.
- Blame the person.
- Minimize the hazing incident.
- Agree to be bound by confidentiality
Submit a Care Report