Hazing Prevention and Awareness

Hazing Prevention Week 2022

Anti-Hazing Pledge: Join Fraternity & Sorority Life in our campaign in eradicating hazing within our chapters, our campus and our larger community. Join by filling out a pledge card in 1443 Washtenaw or HERE

Hazing in Student Orgs Thursday, 9/22 at 11:00am-12:00pm in the IdeaHub at the Michigan Union. Hazing can take many forms within our student organizations, and its impacts can have lasting negative effects for the students we work with. Equip yourself to respond to it in your student org advisor role. RSVP HERE

Addressing Hazing at the University of Michigan Thursday 9/22 at 7:00pm-8:00pm via Zoom. This session is to provide advisors and chapter volunteers with how knowledge of how hazing shows up at the University of Michigan. We will spend time reviewing the recently adopted Hazing Policy, go through how to report hazing and then give examples of what hazing has recently looked like on campus. CANCELLED

Recognizing Hazing at Home Thursday, 9/22 at 8:00pm-9:00pm Est via Zoom. Through this session FSL staff will share what key indicators show up to those that may be experiencing hazing. Staff will wlak through the process to report hazing and how hazing is addressed through restorative practices. CANCELLED

Fraternity and Sorority Community Hazing Policy

Dean of Students Office/Campus Anti-Hazing Information

To File a Complaint

The University of Michigan along with the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Panhellenic Association strive to maintain a safe environment in which students know that they will not be subject to hazing when joining or affiliating with any fraternity or sorority under these governance structures at the University of Michigan. 

  • Hazing is a destructive approach to assimilation into membership in an organization. Possible results of hazing include but are not limited to mental and physical harm, injuries and/or deaths.
  • Nearly 90% of states have enacted antihazing legislation, many of which include criminal penalties; Michigan law criminalizes hazing when there is a physical injury. Hazing stems from a power differential between members, often based on a hierarchical membership structure. 
  • Activities associated with membership in a student organization should contribute to the positive development of the person. Activities intended to assimilate a student into the organization should focus on the purposes, values and goals of the organization. Membership activities should be positive, educational, intellectually challenging, and fun, and should conscientiously avoid placing the student in danger or potentially causing harm. 

UM, FSL staff and the four councils take a firm stance against hazing and will promote an environment that facilitates positive member experiences in accordance with organizational, community, and University values. If you have any questions or concerns, feel feel to contact us.