Recognize it. Report it. End it.

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.

If you need additional information, or have questions or comments, please send them to or call Student Conduct at 334-844-1305.


To learn more about hazing, there are several additional informative sources, including:

Last updated: 12/08/2023