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Texas A&M University Stop Hazing Initiative

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This Web site is a project of the Texas A&M University Student Conduct Office, in collaboration with faculty and student leaders. This site is an adaptation from our partners at Cornell University.

Why this site exists

While being part of a campus group can be one of the most meaningful aspects of student life, hazing is a hidden and serious problem that undermines the value of these experiences for many individuals. Although hazing is not unique to Texas A&M University, we believe that it is important to examine these practices explicitly in an attempt to overcome the secrecy that perpetuates them.

This site is a resource for students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and others interested in learning about hazing within student groups at Texas A&M University. Since hazing is a national problem that occurs in high schools, colleges, and other settings, this information may be useful to visitors as well.

What you should know

  • Hazing is a violation of Texas A&M University policy and Texas State law.
  • Hazing takes various forms, but typically involves physical risks or mental distress through, for example, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning actvities.
  • Hazing can cause significant harm to individuals, groups, the University and the Aggie Family.
  • Hazing has occurred in fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, performance groups, honor societies and other organizations.
  • Groups that haze can achieve the positive outcomes they seek from hazing through non-hazing means.