Being a part of a campus group or organization is an important and meaningful part of the student experience at the University of Maine.  Hazing can be a hidden problem associated with these groups that undermines the value of the experience.  We feel that it is important to provide research-based education and prevention programs that address the harmful effects hazing can have on our students.

What you need to know:

  • Hazing is “any activity expected of someone joining or participating in a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers them regardless of a person’s willingness to participate.” 
  • Hazing is a violation of the University of Maine System student conduct code and Maine State Law.
  • Hazing occurs across all organization types.
  • Hazing is a serious and hidden problem on UMaine’s campus.


  • UMaine Hazing Policy 
  • UMaine College of Education and Human Development
    See our work as a nationally and internationally recognized leader in research on the prevalence, causes and prevention of hazing on college campuses and other settings.
  • Clery Center Hazing Project 
    The Clery Center is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping college and university officials meet the standards of the Jeanne Clery Act. By equipping professionals with the training and resources they need to understand compliance requirements, they strive to make campus safety a universal reality.
  • provides accurate, up-to-date hazing information for students, parents, and educators and a list of hazing laws by state. It includes informative articles on hazing in various contexts, including high schools, the military, athletic teams, and fraternities and sororities. The website also provides information about the National Study of Student Hazing and the Hazing Prevention Consortium, a multi-year research-to-practice initiative led by StopHazing to build an evidence base for hazing prevention on college campuses in the U.S. and beyond.
  • Hazing Prevention Consortium
    The Hazing Prevention Consortium©™ (HPC) is a multi-year research-to-practice initiative to support colleges and universities in campus-wide hazing prevention while also helping to build an evidence base for hazing prevention.
  • Inside Hazing: Understanding Hazardous Hazing
    Provides practical information on all aspects of hazing as well as the theoretical perspective of Susan Lipkins, PhD, author of “Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers, and Coaches Can Stop the Violence, Harassment, and Humiliation.”
    HazingPrevention.Org is a leading national organization dedicated to providing current information related to hazing and hazing prevention to individuals and organizations. Resources offered on their website include information about what you can do, links to videos, personal stories, newsletters, and National Hazing Prevention Week initiatives.
  • UMaine Clery Annual Safety and Fire Report
  • Maine Statute §10004: Prohibition of Hazing

For more information or to schedule a hazing prevention program or training, contact:

Student Life
315 Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469