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Dean of Students Office

Anti-Hazing Initiative

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. Join the Dean of Students Office 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 Support

Monday September 25th, 2:30p - 4:00p

Osprey Involvement Center Lobby

Sign-making campaign while watching hazing prevention videos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

SPEAK Your Truth

Tuesday September 26th, 4:30p - 6:30p

Osprey Clubhouse

Roundtable discussion about Florida hazing cases.

Taco Bar provided for conversation participants.

SHARE the Message

Wednesday September 27th, 10:00a - 2:00p

Osprey Plaza during Market Days

Silent March will occur at 11:30a

Sign the Pledge Against Hazing at the DOS Table.

SNAP a Picture for National Gordie Day

Thursday September 28th

Instagram - @unfdos

Wear purple for prevention and tag @unfdos and @hazingprevention

SOLVE the Answers to Trivia

Friday September 29th

Instagram - @unfdos

Engage with @unfdos for hazing prevention and education and post your organization's instagram picture in your story.

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." 

Hazing Prevention 101 Training

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