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Guide To Anti-Hazing
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 What is hazing?Types of hazingQuiz yourselfSee it? Report it!




Arkansas Tech University has a zero tolerance policy for hazing



Seriously, ZERO HAZING! We don't put up with it.


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



47% of students came to college already having experienced hazing   More stats



Hazing has been going on for centuries.  And still isn't cool.

Types of hazing...
listed below...


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.


Name calling

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.


Verbal abuse 

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

Sexual violation 

Assault including paddling, beating, burning and branding


Hazing is not gender specific.

Is it hazing?

This should be a no brainer...

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.



Report Hazing!


Seriously.  Report it.


Everyone knows when it happens.



Speak up!

of cases where students
identifies their experience as
hazing, they did not report the
events to campus officials.








Report it now!

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.

Joshua McMillian
Chief of Public Safety
Public Safety Building
(479) 968-0222 

Amy Pennington
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs,
Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator
233 Doc Bryan
(479) 968-0239 

Aubrey Holt
Assistant Dean for Campus Life
233 Doc Bryan
(479) 968-0276 

Steve Mullins
Athletic Director
Tucker Coliseum
(479) 968-0245

Thomas Strahan
Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life
233 Doc Bryan
(479) 964-0583 



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.

Still not enough? Here's a PDF guide with more hazing prevention information.
Here's our official hazing policy.