Question

True or False?


True or False? Hazing behavior is not actually considered "hazing" if new members to an organization agree to participate.

  • FALSE — Hazing is any treatment (consensual or not) that results in mental or physical discomfort, illness, underage consumption, drunkenness, intoxication and/or has the potential or actually causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and/or reflects unfavorably upon the group, organization, team or community.

Question

Which of the following is considered hazing?


  1. Asking new members to participate in a round of flip cup.
  2. Asking new members to wear embarrassing or humiliating attire.
  3. Not allowing new members to associate with new members from other organizations.
  4. Asking new members to sign in for events that other members are not attending.
  5. All of the above.

ALL of the above. — Any act that contains alcohol, drinking games, servitude, isolation or association with specific students or groups, or attending events in place of other members are all considered hazing.

Question

True or False?


True or False? Personal servitude is a form of "harassment" hazing.

  • TRUE — Harassment hazing includes verbal abuse, threats, asking members to wear embarrassing attire, personal servitude, sexual simulations and sleep deprivation.

True or False? In the state of Pennsylvania, any student enrolled in a private or state institution that causes or participates in an act of hazing is committing a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree.

  • TRUE — According to the Pennsylvania Law, anyone who causes or participates in an act of hazing is committing a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree.

Question

True or False?


True or False? One of the most reported forms of hazing is drinking large amounts of alcohol to the point of getting sick or passing out.

  • TRUE — Some other commonly reported forms of hazing include participating in drinking games, singing and chanting in public, associating with certain people and not with others and sleep deprivation.

True or False? The whole group or organization is not at fault if the act only contains a small group of members.

  • FALSE — No matter how many members are involved, the entire organization may be held responsible.

How To Identify Hazing

If you're wondering if something is hazing, ask some questions.

  • Is this activity degrading and/or demeaning?
  • Is there a risk of injury or question of safety?
  • Am I being asked to keep these activities a secret?
Learn to Identify Hazing

Did You Know?

True or False? The whole group or organization is not at fault if a hazing act only contains a small group of members.

  • FALSE — No matter how many members are involved, the entire organization may be held responsible.
Test Your Hazing Knowledge

How To Report Hazing

Bucknell University is committed to the health and safety of our students. Hazing violates Pennsylvania State law and University policy.

If you have been the victim of hazing, have witnessed hazing or suspect that someone you know has been hazed, you can report anonymously to University officials.

Make a Report
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