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Information on Hazing

High Point University prohibits hazing by all students and campus organizations.   Hazing is contrary to the institutional values and goals of High Point University and is a criminal offense in the State of North Carolina and will not be tolerated.  If hazing occurs, disciplinary action will be taken against the individual(s) involved, and/or the organization.

Definition – any action or situation that involves potential members or new members that jeopardizes the student’s psychological, emotional and/or physical well being regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.  Examples include but are not limited to:

  1. Subtle hazing – behaviors that emphasize a power imbalance between potential/new members and other members of the group or team.
  2. Harassment hazing – behaviors that cause emotional anguish or physical discomfort in order to feel like a part of the group. Harassment hazing confuses, frustrates and causes undue stress to the potential/new members.
  3. Violent hazing – behaviors that have the potential to cause physical and/or emotional or psychological harm.

The State of North Carolina defines hazing in N.C. Statues 14.35-14.36 as “to annoy any student by play abusive or ridiculous tricks upon him; to frighten, scold, beat or harass him, or to subject him to personal indignity.”  Any violation constitutes a Class 2 Misdemeanor.  State law requires that the faculty or governing board of a college or school to expel any student convicted of hazing in court.

If you are concerned about hazing behavior, please click here to submit a hazing concern report. You can also call the High Point University Hazing Hotline at 336-841-4699.

hazing check list;  hazing check list 2

  • These documents, produced by Zeta Tau Alpha as part of My Sister My Responsibility, outline hazing behaviors

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