Hazing Prevention Warning Signs

Possible Warning Signs of Hazing

Overall changes in behavior and communication that correspond to the beginning of the new member period:

  • Disrupted sleep patterns; chronic fatigue
  • Not sleeping in residence hall room, leaving residence hall in the early morning hours and not returning until next day or days later (middle of the night unexplained disappearances)
  • Disheveled appearance
  • Wearing the same clothes daily
  • Changes in communication habits, i.e. no longer talking to people outside of group
  • Lack of appetite
  • Non-attendance in class
  • Declining grades
  • Unusual photos or other posts on social media
  • Depression, mood swings, lack of enthusiasm for “usual” activities
    Unusual injuries
  • Carrying things in pockets or backpacks that are not “usual”
  • Increased incidents of alcohol or drug intoxication
  • New tattoos, other marks, shaved or cut hair

*Not an exhaustive list, just a variety of examples