Everyone is required to report hazing.
Protecting against hazing behavior is the responsibility of every member of the University community. As required by Ohio law, no administrator, employee, faculty member, teacher, consultant, alumnus, or volunteer of Denison or any of its organizations or teams shall recklessly permit hazing. Recklessly permitting hazing is a second-degree misdemeanor under Ohio law, and a third-degree felony when the hazing includes coerced consumption of alcohol or drugs resulting in serious physical harm to a person.
Students should report hazing to Campus Safety at 740-587-6482 or through Denison’s Anonymous Reporting System.
National Hazing Hotline can be reached at 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293)
If students need support to report hazing, or are unsure if what they have seen or experienced is considered hazing, they should contact:
Nicole M. Ausmer
Dana Carnes Pursley
As required by Ohio law, every administrator, employee, faculty member, teacher, consultant, alumnus, or volunteer of Denison who is acting in an official and professional capacity to immediately report any knowledge of hazing to Denison’s Office of Campus Safety (740-587-6482) or other law enforcement agency in which the hazing victim resides or where the hazing is occurring or has occurred.
The Granville Police Department can be reached at 740-587-1234 or by emergency dispatch by dialing 911
Failure to report is a fourth-degree misdemeanor, and a first-degree misdemeanor if the hazing causes serious physical harm.
Denison wants everyone with knowledge of hazing to report. Anonymous reports do not satisfy employee, volunteer, alumnus and others’ reporting obligations under Collin’s Law. Students who fail to report or intervene in hazing may be in violation of Denison’s Code of Student Conduct.
For concerns presenting an immediate risk of injury or harm, please call 911, the Granville Police at 740-587-1234, or Denison Campus Safety at 740-587-0810. The submission of this form may not always be viewed outside normal business hours or on university holidays, so please contact law enforcement or Campus Safety for immediate concerns.