Hazing Prevention

Student signing hazing prevention sign

UMaine Hazing Policy (PDF)

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.” (stophazing, n.d.).
  • 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.

Reporting 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