Hazing is not permitted and is defined by the University of New Hampshire 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 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
If you are unsure as to whether or not an activity would be considered inappropriate or if you believe you have witnessed or been a victim of hazing, you can contact any of the following offices for assistance. Office of Residential Life at 603.862.2268, Memorial Union Building at 603.862.4600, Dean of Students or Vice President for Student and Academic Services at 603.862.2053, ROTC Air Force at 603.862.1480, Army ROTC at 603.862.1078, Department of Athletics at 603.862.4051 , Office of Student Organizations & Leadership at (603)862-4764 or Office of Greek Life (603.862.1002) To anonymously report inappropriate behavior and/or allegations of hazing, please contact the Hazing Hotline at (603) 862-3686. AD/July, 2012.