Hazing Prevention Policy
Policy is a core component of comprehensive violence prevention, hazing included. To effectively prevent hazing, an evidence-based approach is necessary and that also includes enacting and upholding clear policies that prohibit hazing. Anti-hazing policies should not only prohibit harmful behavior, but also help to shape healthy group behaviors that promote inclusive campus communities to support ethical student leadership, well-being, and belonging.
118th Congress Federal Legislation: Stop Campus Hazing Act
The Stop Campus Hazing Act would improve hazing reporting and prevention on college campuses. This bipartisan, evidence-informed legislation is supported by national campus safety experts, national fraternity and sorority trade associations, and the parents of hazing victims.
The Stop Campus Hazing Act will:
- Improve hazing reporting by requiring colleges to include hazing incidents in their Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”);
- Prevent hazing by establishing campus-wide, research-based hazing education and prevention programs; and
- Help students and their parents make informed decisions about joining organizations on campus by requiring colleges to publish on their websites the institution’s hazing prevention policies and the organizations that have violated them.
Read the bills and corresponding resolutions:
One-Pager Resource About the Stop Campus Hazing Act:
Want to get involved?
- Contact your legislators – Urge your federal legislators to co-sponsor hazing prevention legislation
- Join StopHazing Ambassadors – StopHazing’s Student Ambassador Program, a network for advocacy and prevention, is open to all students to help advocate for hazing prevention and policy
Endorse the Stop Campus Hazing Act
*Suggested page citation:
StopHazing Research Lab. (2021). Anti-Hazing Policy, StopHazing Consulting. https://stophazing.org/policy