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Hazing: It ’ s Not an Option. Molly Bechtel Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Women ’ s Programs Office of Student Life mbechtel2@ucmerced.edu. Goals for Today ’ s Presentation. Define “ hazing. ” Explore hazing myths and understand the facts.

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Hazing it s not an option

Hazing:It’s Not an Option

Molly Bechtel

Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Women’s Programs

Office of Student Life

mbechtel2@ucmerced.edu


Goals for today s presentation
Goals for Today’s Presentation

  • Define “hazing.”

  • Explore hazing myths and understand the facts.

  • Understand the relationship between hazing and consent.

  • Identify ways to prevent hazing and take action.


Basic goals of an education program

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


Non goals of an education program
Non-Goals of an Education Program

  • To “mold” prospective members

  • To make them “ready”

  • To “earn” brotherhood/sisterhood

  • To have janitors

  • To have telephone receptionists

  • To “build better” new/prospective members

  • To know their stuff


Hazing defined by the uc
Hazing, Defined by the UC

“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 defined by the state of ca
Hazing, Defined by the State of CA

“‘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)


Ask yourself
Ask Yourself…

  • Would you conduct this activity if your parents and/or members of the inter/national board were present?

  • Will any member of the group refuse to participate?

  • Is the purpose to exclude or punish?

  • Will the activity involve emotional or physical abuse?

  • Does this activity violate any value statement set forth by the organization?

  • Would you openly invite the media to attend this event, take photos and film your event for the evening news?




Hazing it s not an option
Mislead new/prospective members about ceremonies or ritual with the excuse that it will be a surprise.



Hazing it s not an option

Require new/prospective members to keep the fact that they are pledging or participating in a new/prospective member education process a secret.


Wake up new prospective members in the middle of the night and ask them to go on a milkshake run
Wake up new/prospective members in the middle of the night and ask them to go on a milkshake run.


Not allow new prospective members to wear the organization s colors or insignia before initiation
Not allow new/prospective members to wear the organization and ask them to go on a milkshake run.’s colors or insignia before initiation.




Keep the date of initiation secret
Keep the date of park for the day.Initiation secret.




Hazing myths

Hazing Myths park for the day.


Myth 1
Myth #1 park for the day.

Everyone does it.


Myth 2
Myth #2 park for the day.

Hazing is just good, clean fun – nobody suffers from it.


Myth 3
Myth #3 park for the day.

As long as there's no harmful intent, a little hazing should be okay.


Myth 4
Myth #4 park for the day.

Hazing motivates members, shows them how valuable their membership is and teaches respect.


Examples of hazing
Examples of Hazing park for the day.

  • Blindfolding for any purpose.

  • Creation of excessive fatigue or hunger.

  • Physical or psychological shocks.

  • Treasure hunts.

  • Scavenger hunts.

  • Kidnaps of any kind.

  • Wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not in normally good taste.

  • Engaging in stunts.

  • Degrading or humiliating games and activities.

  • Late work sessions.


Hazing consent
Hazing & Consent park for the day.

  • “If you don’t want to do this, you can leave.”

  • “We wanted to do it and they weren’t forcing us, so it wasn’t hazing.”

    The fact that an activity is done with the consent of the persons involved does NOT exempt it from being hazing.



What you can do to prevent h azing
What degree of action.YOU can do to Prevent Hazing

  • Speak out against it.

  • Talk about it with your advisers and/or inter/national board if you need guidance or help.

  • Report hazing violations to your college or university’s administrative officers.

  • Simply refuse to be a part of it…don’t haze or be hazed.


Resources contacts
Resources & Contacts degree of action.

  • Office of Student Life & Student Judicial Affairs

    studentlife@ucmerced.edu

    209-228-5433 (209-CAT-LIFE)

  • UC Merced Police Department

    police@ucmerced.edu

    209-228-2677 (209-CAT-COPS)

  • Anti-Hazing Hotline

    888-688-4293 (888-NOT-HAZE)


Questions
Questions? degree of action.