With over 200 recognized student organizations on campus, there is truly an opportunity for every Deacon to find their place. In working to ensure that all Wake Forest undergraduates find their sense of belonging, it is a necessity to create an environment that allows students to find affinity and connection through acts that teach leadership, community and purpose. This means making sure all members of student organizations understand what hazing is and the detrimental effects it has on those being hazed.
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: