Auburn University
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RECOGNIZE IT. REPORT IT. END IT.

Purpose of this site

Auburn University is committed to educating our community about the issue of hazing and its impact on student life. Hazing is a cultural issue that requires the efforts of a community to affect positive change. This site provides information about hazing and resources that will assist in recognizing, reporting, and ending hazing in our community.

Hazing. You have heard the term, but do you know what it means? According to a recent comprehensive national study on hazing, students who have participated in hazing events did not consider themselves to have been hazed. This is because the students could not define the term “hazing.”


Auburn University's Definition of Hazing

Hazing is any action taken or situation created intentionally or unintentionally whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule...or other activities which are not consistent with organizational laws, ritual, or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution. Actions, forced or required or implied to be required, which violate federal, state, or local law, are considered hazing.

"Hazing has no place in any university's culture, but especially at a place like Auburn, which prides itself on treating people well, being respectful, and valuing integrity, all of which is called out in the Auburn Creed and in direct opposition to what hazing signifies."

Jay Gogue
Auburn University President

If you need additional information, or have questions or comments, please send them to stophazing@auburn.edu or call the Division of Student Affairs at 334-844-1304.