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:
Daily Time Restrictions
Length of New Member Education
Specific Prohibited Activities (this list is not all inclusive)
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.