Hazing

Hazing is not permitted and is defined by the University of New Hampshire, in the Student Rights, Rules and Responsibilities, as an act directed toward a student, or any coercion or intimidation of a student to act or to participate in an act, for the purpose of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, or as a  condition for continued membership in, a group or organization, when (1) such act is likely or would be perceived by a reasonable person as likely to cause physical or psychological injury to any person; or (2)  destroys or removes public or private property.

Any student or organization found responsible for hazing within the jurisdiction of the UNH Code of Conduct is subject to sanctions imposed by a Hearing Officer through the Office of Community Standards.

New Hampshire State Law.  In addition to university policy, NH RSA 631:7 makes it a crime for an individual or organization to participate in “student hazing” or to fail to report incidents of student hazing.

UNH has an anonymous Hazing Hotline at (603) 862-3686.

Hazing resources:

http://www.stophazing.org/

http://hazingprevention.org/

http://www.nationalhazingpreventionweek.celect.org