Hazing

Hazing

Hazing is a crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is prohibited in accordance with University policy and the University’s Standards of Conduct. The University does not condone hazing in any form. Hazing is defined as any action or situation created by one or more members, advisors, or coaches of a student organization (including athletic teams) toward other organization members or prospective members that intentionally or recklessly threatens or produces mental or physical harassment, humiliation, fatigue, degradation, ridicule, shock, or injury. The action or situation is in connection with initiation, admission, affiliation, or ongoing membership in the organization, may occur with or without the consent of the participants, and may occur on or off University Property.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of the Dean of Students
Peabody Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (434) 924-7133
Email: odos@virginia.edu

To contact the Dean on Call: (434) 924-7133 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or after hours by contacting the University Police Department at (434) 924-7166 and asking them to refer you to the Dean on Call.)

To report to the Hazing Hotline: Call 434-243-HAZE (4293).

If you are not a University student or employee, you may report hazing by or affecting a University student by contacting the Dean on Call.

Report an Incident

Emergency: 911
If this is an emergency or you wish to report a crime in progress, or an act or threat of violence, please call 911 immediately.