Hazing is an act of control over others that feels abusive or embarrassing and can be life-threatening. Although hazing is not unique to our campus, we believe that it is important to openly discuss these challenges in an attempt to overcome the secrecy that perpetuates them.
Being part of a campus group can be one of the most meaningful aspects of a student’s life, but hazing can undermine the value of these experiences. Hazing is also a violation of Colgate University policy and New York State Law
. Groups that violate the university hazing policy will forfeit recognition of their organization as noted in the relationship statement