Every student organization needs to develop a non-hazing policy statement and share it with prospective, new and current members. Organizations are often unaware that their initiation activities are actually hazing. New members may be hesitant to question such activities, which are often handed down by older members. An activity is considered hazing even if it does not cause physical harm. Degrading and humiliating activities are also considered hazing. It is the responsibility of all members to protect others from unreasonable risk of harm and this includes hazing. Student organizations and their advisors are supported through the Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) in 400 Kansas Union.
More resources are available to KU students provided by SILC. You can also call the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs at (785) 864-4060.