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Arkansas Tech University has a zero tolerance policy for hazing
Any activity expected of someone joining or participating in a group or organization that
humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers them regardless of a person's willingness to participate
Subtle hazing includes actions or activities that go against University or societal ideas of standards of conduct, behavior and good taste. An activity or attitude directed towards any new or active member which ridicules, humiliates or embarrasses intentionally or unintentionally.
Requiring silence periods
Any form of demerits
Members writing progress reports on new members
Phone/House/Clean up/Team duties only assigned to new members
Requiring new members to carry handbooks and obtain signatures of members or other individuals
Trying to instill fear in new members with what might happen at an initiation or other group events
Harassment hazing includes any action or activity that causes mental anguish or physical discomfort. These actions and activities usually cause confusion, frustration or unnecessary stress.
Any form of questioning under pressure or in an uncomfortable position
Requiring new members to wear ridiculous costumes or perform ridiculous activities
Requiring new members to perform personal service to active members/veterans such as carrying books, running errands, performing maid duties, etc.
Violent hazing includes activities that could cause physical or emotional harm.
Forced alcohol consumption
Forced ingestion of any liquid or substance
Assault including paddling, beating, burning and branding
If you answered “no” to all of these questions, your event is not hazing and you may carry on with the event as planned.
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your event is violating the Hazing Prevention Policy. If the event has already occurred you should notify the Dean of Students, an advisor, your coach, the National Anti-Hazing Hotline or the police. If the event has not yet occurred you should speak to your advisor or coach about how to make the event a non-hazing activity.
of cases where students
If you see hazing in progress, please dial 911 for an immediate response.
Non-emergency reports may be made to any of the following campus officials.
Chief of Public Safety
Public Safety Building
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs,
Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator
233 Doc Bryan
Assistant Dean for Campus Life
233 Doc Bryan
Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life
233 Doc Bryan
While you are encouraged to contact an Arkansas Tech official, you may also report hazing to the national toll-free anti-hazing hotline. Please understand that reporting via this method may limit the University's ability to address the situation.