What to Do If Hazing Occurs

New Members

Confront It

  • Try raising your concerns to someone in the group you trust. See if they’ll approach the activity leader with you to talk about your concerns.
  • Try to convince the leader that the consequences aren’t worth it. The University takes hazing very seriously and incidents could result in charges under the Student Disciplinary Code, and possibly expulsion.

Take a Stand

  • Refuse to participate.

Report It

  • Don’t feel obligated to keep it a secret. This will only carry on the hazing cycle. Consider reporting the hazing. You can do so confidentially and anonymously.
  • If you have been hazed and need help, contact us for support.

Current Members and Group Leaders

Confront It

  • Approach your fellow team or group members and raise your concerns.  Remind them that the consequences to the group and individual leaders could be serious and aren’t worth it.
  • Refuse to participate.
  • Say that you do not believe that new members should have to go through what you did.
  • Hazing activities can be reported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Campus Security.
    

Take a Stand

  • Refuse to participate.
  • Say that you do not believe that new members should have to go through what you did.
  • Offer ideas for safe alternatives to hazing that can be as effective in creating unity and bonding.

Report It

  • Group leaders should report all hazing activities.  This can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Campus Security.

Faculty and Staff

As a faculty or staff member you have regular and direct contact with students.  You may also advise or be associated with one of the many clubs, societies, teams, or groups on campus.  Your influence can help prevent or respond to hazing as well as model the culture of respect that we strive for at UNB.

Be sure you are familiar with UNB’s Policy on Hazing.  If you believe that hazing activities are being planned, approach the group’s leaders and raise your concerns.  Offer ideas for alternative activities.

If you suspect hazing has occurred, you may want to empower the student to report the activities.  If the student is unwilling to do so, you have a duty to report your concerns.

If you witness hazing taking place, confront it.  If you do not feel comfortable or safe in doing so, contact Campus Security.