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Anti-Hazing Initiative

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What is Hazing?

UNF's official policy on hazing is the Prohibition on Hazing, Policy Number 5.0020R. Hazing is defined by the University as: “any group or individual action or activity which recklessly or intentionally inflicts or intends to inflict physical or mental harm or discomfort, or which may demean, disgrace, or degrade any person, regardless of location, intent, or consent of participant(s)”.

Examples of hazing include, but are not limited to: pressuring or coercing a student into violating state or federal law; any action that intentionally or recklessly causes physical or mental harm, such as beating, branding, forced physical activity or exposure to the elements, or forced consumption of alcohol or any other substance. The policy applies to either group or individual actions, whether they are conducted on or off campus.

Hazing is a criminal offense in Florida, and UNF shares the national concern over the negative effects of hazing on the campus environment. The University will take strong and swift action against any instances of hazing, and will refer to local or state authorities for criminal prosecution whenever appropriate.

National Hazing Prevention Week occurs annually in September with this year being September 19-23. Join the Dean of Students and other campus partners at the following events:

How to Report Hazing

Anyone with knowledge of a suspected act of hazing should contact the University. In particular, UNF faculty and staff have a duty to report any such acts. Reports can be made to one of the following authorities:

Show Your Stuff: Creating Signs

MON SEPT 19 | 2PM

Dean of Students Office

  • Come create signs for the Silent March Against Hazing.
  • Watch the documentary Breathe, Nolan, Breathe.

Better Together: Silent March

WED SEPT 21 | 11AM

Osprey Plaza

  • Take the walk to show that #OspreysDontHaze.

Market Day Activities

WED SEPT 21 | 10AM to 2PM

Osprey Plaza

  • Sign the Pledge Against Hazing at the Dean of Students Office table.
  • Join the Greek Ambassadors for a "These Hands Don't Haze" awareness event.

National Gordie Day

THURS SEPT 22 | 2PM

Dean of Students Office Instagram

  • Engage with the @unfdos account to answer hazing-related trivia questions.
  • All participants are entered to win a prize!

Required Training for Students 

UNF is dedicated to ensuring hazing has no place in campus life, and students are healthy and safe as they engage in our community.  To assure students know how to prevent hazing and identify when hazing occurs, all UNF students are required to complete the Hazing Prevention 101 educational program and respective modules based on their involvement in student clubs, organizations, or athletics.

In addition to being included in the Informed Ospreys Program, students may access the designated Hazing Prevention programming by clicking on the link below or through their MyWings account, under menu item "Training & Development." 

 

Mandatory Hazing Prevention Training

All students are required to complete the Hazing Prevention 101 course.

All Athletes are required to complete the Hazing Prevention 101 course plus the Athletics (Module).

All Fraternity & Sorority Life members are required to complete the Hazing 101 course plus the Fraternity & Sorority Life (Module). 

Access the Hazing Prevention Training