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Texas A&M University Stop Hazing Initiative

Hazing Educational Initiative

Definition: What you need to 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 treatment.
  • Hazing can cause significant harm to individuals, groups and the University.
  • Hazing has occurred in fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, performance groups, and other organizations.
  • Groups that haze often view it as positive and necessary.
  • Groups that haze can achieve the positive outcomes they seek from hazing through non-hazing means.


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