Defining Hazing

Emory University is committed to the health, safety and well-being of its students. Hazing can severely impact the educational experience and an individual’s emotional and physical well-being. For that reason, the University and the Emory community have an obligation to protect the members of the community from hazing, to assist those who have been hazed, and to hold those individuals and organizations engaging in hazing accountable for their actions.

As defined by Emory campus policy, Hazing is a broad term encompassing any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate.

Prohibited behavior may include activities for which the group, team, club or organization engages in, prospective, active or new members’ physical and mental wellbeing or has no legitimate educational purpose.




Hazing is prohibited by the University Policy and Georgia Law