As members of the Wake Forest community, undergraduate students serve as active bystanders to create a community without hazing.
Being an active bystander means becoming educated about what hazing is and the detrimental effects it has on those being hazed. Being an active bystander also means knowing how to report hazing, supporting friends who may have been hazed and standing up to others who may still believe hazing is acceptable.
Definitions of hazing vary, but all have common factors:
Below are just some examples of hazing practices that occur across the nation. Some of these practices can be directed at new members. Other practices are directed at younger, already initiated members of the chapter by upper class members:
If you’re not sure whether or not something happening to you or to someone else is hazing, ask yourself these questions: