No individual Wildcat should be demeaned, ridiculed, belittled or placed in a potentially harmful situation in order to be included in a group at the University of Arizona.
To report hazing contact our office directly, UAPD (520-621-UAPD) in emergencies or call the Hazing Hotline to report confidentially (520-626-HAZE).
While being part of a campus group can be one of the most meaningful aspects of student life, hazing is a hidden and serious problem that undermines the value of these experiences for many individuals. Although hazing is not unique to The University of Arizona, we believe that it is important to examine these practices explicitly in an attempt to overcome the secrecy that perpetuates them. Being part of a campus group can be one of the most meaningful aspects of student life. However, hazing is a hidden and serious problem that undermines the value of these experiences for many individuals. Hazing is a violation of University of Arizona policy and Arizona State law.
This site is a resource for students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and others interested in learning about hazing within student groups at The University of Arizona. Since hazing is a national problem that occurs in high schools, colleges, and other settings, this information may be useful to visitors as well.
Things you should know about hazing
- Hazing is a violation of The University of Arizona policy and Arizona State law.
- Hazing takes various forms, but typically involves physical risks or mental distress through, for example, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning treatment.
- Hazing can cause significant harm to individuals, groups and the University.
- Hazing has occurred in fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, performance groups, and other organizations.
- Groups that haze often view it as positive and necessary, though it isn't.
- Groups that haze can achieve the positive outcomes they seek from hazing through non-hazing means.