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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 Conflict Resolution Services, 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.