Hazing behavior is strictly prohibited at Denison and is a criminal offense under the [Ohio Revised Code, 2903.31] when it causes mental or physical harm to another person, or creates a substantial risk of such harm.

Denison encourages student participation in campus organizations and athletics. These involvements enrich the college experience and contribute to students’ social and leadership development. Hazing is entirely contrary to the purpose and values of Denison University and its campus organizations and teams.

Denison condemns hazing behavior of any kind. Hazing carries risk of physical and mental harm, including serious harm or death, and harm to the personal dignity of individuals and to Denison’s community values. The potential for hazing typically arises as part of a student’s recruitment, orientation, or initiation to an organization (such as a fraternity, sorority, athletics team, campus organizations, or other student groups) in which there is often a power differential between established members of the organization and those being recruited or newly joining.

Denison’s hazing policy broadly covers organizations of Denison students, including but not limited to Greek organizations, athletic teams, and other campus organizations and groups.

Collin’s Law: Required Incident Report

As a continued commitment to anti-hazing and hazing prevention, the University will publish periodic public reports of all reported allegations of this policy and their resolution. These reports will be updated on January 1 and August 1 of each year. The reports will include the current year and past 5 years of reported hazing related incidents.

In compliance with Collin’s Law, the following report identifies all hazing violations under the Code of Student Conduct from August 1, 2017, through the publication date. Personal identifying information for individual students, including organization names, has been removed in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.