Are you or someone you know being hazed?
Hazing can affect people in many different ways including anger, confusion, betrayal, fear, resentment, embarrassment, humiliation, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety, and/or depression. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these feelings, contact 865-974-HELP or complete the HELP referral form.
Know that you are not alone and there are resources to support you. Listed below are links to resources:
What is Hazing?
Any intentional or reckless act, on or off University-controlled property, by one (1) student, acting alone or with others, which is directed against any other student, which endangers the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that student, or which induces or coerces a student to endanger their mental or physical health, safety, or welfare. Hazing does not include customary athletic events or similar contests or competitions and is limited to those actions taken and situations created in connection with initiation into or affiliation with any organization regardless of the student’s willingness to participate. [Student Code of Conduct, Section 4.10.]
Did you know UT has a Hazing Prevention Team?
The Hazing Prevention Team is a collective group of students, staff, and campus administrators who are passionate about raising awareness regarding hazing and working with offices and departments across the entire campus to help prevent the dangers of hazing.
Please visit https://hazingprevention.utk.edu/ to learn more about how to identify, act on, and prevent hazing at the University of Tennessee.