Hazing: It ’ s Not an Option. Molly Bechtel Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Women ’ s Programs Office of Student Life [email protected] Goals for Today ’ s Presentation. Define “ hazing. ” Explore hazing myths and understand the facts.
Hazing:It’s Not an Option
Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Women’s Programs
Office of Student Life
Basic Goals of an Education Program
New/Prospective members get to know the other prospective members
New/Prospective members get to know the initiated members
New/Prospective members get to know how the chapter operates
New/Prospective members get to know how to navigate the campus
“Participation in hazing or any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a campus organization or other activity engaged in by the organization or members of the organization at any time that causes, or is likely to cause, physical injury or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in psychological harm to any student or other person.”
(UC Student Code of Conduct, 102.12)
“‘Hazing’ or ‘haze’ is conduct which causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to another person in the course of the other person’s pre-initiation into, initiation into, affiliation with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization.”
(California Penal Code, Section 245.6)
Require new/prospective members to keep the fact that they are pledging or participating in a new/prospective member education process a secret.
Everyone does it.
Hazing is just good, clean fun – nobody suffers from it.
As long as there's no harmful intent, a little hazing should be okay.
Hazing motivates members, shows them how valuable their membership is and teaches respect.
The fact that an activity is done with the consent of the persons involved does NOT exempt it from being hazing.