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 conduct code and Maine State Law.
- Hazing occurs across all organization types.
- Hazing is a serious and hidden problem on UMaine’s campus.
- UMaine Police Department 207-581-4040
- Emergency 911
- Hazing Prevention Team:
- Anonymous Reporting: http://umaine.edu/police/campus-eyes/
- Clery Center Video: We don’t haze: https://clerycenter.org/initiatives/hazing-project/
- Stophazing: https://www.stophazing.org
- Hazing Prevention Consortium: https://www.stophazing.org/hazing-prevention-consortium/