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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.  High Point University defines three types of hazing:

  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.

Daily Time Restrictions

  • New member activities are prohibited between 1am and 7am.

Length of New Member Education

  • New member education programs must be completed within 6 weeks from Bid Day.

Specific Prohibited Activities (this list is not all inclusive)

  • New members are not to perform acts of servitude at any time during the new member education process. Examples of servitude include: sober driving, pickup/drop off service, delivery of meals/drinks/packages to members, running errands for members, or cleaning residences such as rooms, apartments, or chapter house.
  • New members are not to be contacted via text message and asked for favors of any kind: including bringing meals/drinks, cleaning; running errands of any kind
  • The entire new member education period must be alcohol-free; there is to be no alcohol consumed at any time during the new member period regardless of the age of the new member.

Any member of the campus community found to be participating in hazing activities, including hazing activities for chapters/teams other than their own, are subject to charges of individual and/or chapter wide charges of hazing and subject to sanctioning.

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.

To report hazing behaviors please contact the Office of Student Life at 336-841-9231.

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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CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE

Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)

E-mail: studentlife@highpoint.edu